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Nearly 60 Northern Nevada students to be “featured artists” in new Renown Children’s Hospital project


RENO, Nev. – Nearly 300 students and 22 schools responded to a request to submit artwork for consideration for the walls of the new Children’s Hospital patient floor opening Feb. 6.  According to Turkey Stremmel, Renown Healing Arts advisor, “We were overwhelmed at the response.  It is great that so many kids from all around the region submitted their artwork in our contest.”

Each of the students selected will get a $100 prize and their schools will also receive a check to support the school’s art program. In addition, the schools that submitted the most art are in a drawing for a $1,000 prize to go to the school’s arts program.

The 58 selected student artists pieces are also featured in a “People’s Choice contest” on Renown’s Children’s Hospital Facebook page. The winner of the Facebook contest will receive $250 in art supplies for his/her school. Voting for the Facebook contest ends Jan. 31 though each week the list will be narrowed down to include the most voted on pieces.

To see all of the remarkable student artwork and to vote for your favorite work, the public can go to facebook.com/renownchildrenshospital.

Each selected student artist will be recognized at an Artist Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The event will also feature professional artists whose work will be showcased on the newly remodeled floor. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their art with the professional artists.

Impressive Entries

Renown received entries from 22 different schools before the Dec. 15 deadline. Initially, only 25 works of art were to be selected, but with the quality of submissions, the judging panel expanded the number of featured artist works to 58. The panel of judges included a number of people and also a student and a former Children’s Hospital patient.

Each of the 14 following area schools had one or more of the 55 student winners:

  • Carson High School (6)
  • Damonte Ranch High School (8)
  • Dayton High School (1)
  • Galena High School (1)
  • Hug High School (1)
  • Incline High School (2)
  • Little Flower School (8)
  • Mendive Middle School (6)
  • North Valleys High School (1)
  • Rainshadow Community Charter High School (1)
  • Reno High School (10)
  • Sparks Middle School (2)
  • Spanish Springs High School (2)
  • Yerington High School (9)

Reno High School had the most selected entries with 10 winning submissions. The youngest selected artist was Lorenzo Arvisu, Little Flower School, 6th grade.


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