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Winners at OSPI state high school art show include students from Grandview and Eisenhower!

Destiny Jones' "Benjamin" Prismacolor bird portrait Congratulations to Grandview High School senior Destiny Jones and Eisenhower High School junior Rasti Konkol -- two of the honorees in OSPI's statewide Superintendent's High School Art Show in Olympia!

The statewide show is on display in OSPI’s main lobby at the Old Capitol Building at 600 Washington Street S.E. in Olympia.  The April 1-May 30 show features 112 entries that were submitted throughout the state from regional high school art shows that occurred earlier this spring.

Purchase awards of $200 were selected in 10 categories and will be going to 14 Washington students.  Another six entries outside of the purchase awards were selected for Honorable Mention recognitions.

Jones was selected as this year’s winner of the State Board of Education Award for her Prismacolor bird portrait titled “Benjamin.”  She is a student of art teacher Kimberley Hall, and is the first Grandview High School student to advance an entry to the OSPI state show since 2010.

Rasti Konkol's "Singing in the Rain" B/W photograph Konkol was selected for one of the six Honorable Mention pieces for his black and white photography entry titled “Singing in the Rain.”  Konkol is a student of art teacher Lance Johnson, who has had material from his classes advance to the OSPI show for four consecutive years.

Award winners from the statewide show are being honored during an awards reception that will be held at OSPI on Friday, May 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

A full gallery of all 112 entries from Washington students in the OSPI show can be viewed online at:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/ArtShow19/default.aspx.