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Click on the links along the left side of this page to see what the artists here at Smith Center High School are doing this year and what the artists accomplished during the 2016-17 school year.

Chris Goedert


The 2017-18 school year was another productive one for Art. Scroll down to see some of the artists' accomplishments and adventures.

Click on the links on the left side of this page to see the Senior High and Junior High Artwork, or to see the Art History.


Congratulations to the Artists of the Year for 2017-18:

High School - Lizzy Pfortmiller

8th Grade - Alese Meyer

7th Grade - Jayme Baumann


Congratulations to all of the junior high artists who received awards from this year's Smith Center Art Show. 60 7th and 8th grade artists displayed nearly 250 pieces of art at the show.

Best 8th Grade Pencil Drawing (three-way tie) - Oona Long, Alese Meyer, Maggie Peterson

Best 8th Grade Graphic Design Tool Drawing - James Stalnaker

Best 8th Grade Illuminated Manuscript Page - Lydia McDowell

Best 8th Grade Greek Form with Sgraffito - Leia Fagan

Best 8th Grade Slab Form - Lydia McDowell

Best 7th Grade Drawing - Adalia Rego

Best 7th Grade Greek Form - Austin Stalnaker

Best 7th Grade Slab Form - Jayme Baumann


Congratulations to all of the high school artists who received awards at this year's Smith Center Art Show. 27 high school artists displayed nearly 200 pieces of art at the show.

Best Drawing - Lizzy Pfortmiller

Best Painting - Holly Timmons

Best Monotype Print - Holly Timmons

Best Linocut Print - Samantha Tucker

Best 2D Mixed Media Piece - Carril Rego

Best Handbuilt Pottery Piece - Ashlynn Meyer

Best Thrown Pottery Piece - Kaitlynn Godsey

Best Mixed Media Sculpture - Carril Rego

Best Styrofoam Sculpture - Kaitlynn Godsey

Best of Show - Holly Timmons





Eleven Smith Center artists received fourteen certificates at the Fort Hays State University High School Art Show on April 18.

Jordyn Shoemaker - Pencil Drawing
Ashlie Hrabe - Printmaking
Ashlynn Meyer - Mixed Media Sculpture
Sabrina Saltzman - Printmaking
Holly Timmons (2) - Acrylic Painting and Printmaking
Kaitlynn Godsey (2) - Ceramic Pottery and Mixed Media Sculpture
Lillie Miles - Printmaking
Lharken Patzel - Pen Drawing
Lizzy Pfortmiller - Pencil Drawing
Nathan Hrabe - Printmaking
Carril Rego (2) - Two for Mixed Media Sculpture



Three Smith Center artists received awards at the Cloud County Community College High School Art Show on April 13. Nathan Hrabe received 1st Place for Printmaking, Carril Rego received 2nd Place for Sculpture, and Samantha Tucker received an Honorable Mention for Printmaking.



Preparation of the wall for a large mural downtown began during Do Good Friday!



During the first weekend of Spring Break, eight Art Club members and two adult chapperones joined me on a trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. While we were there, we saw artwork by several American artists who we have studied in class, including Georgia O'Keeffe (whose painting is pictured in the first image below). We also got to see a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (pictured in the second image below) that had been moved to Crystal Bridges from its original location in New Jersey.



Here are six portraits that were on display at The Gallery in downtown Phillipsburg during the month of April. The theme for the show is "Faces." Artists include Kaitlynn Godsey, Sydni Herdt, Lizzy Pfortmiller, and Carril Rego.




Here are photos of Smith Center's part of the 41st Annual Dane G. Hansen High School Art Show. Kaitlynn Godsey, Sydni Herdt, Lizzy Pfortmiller, and Carril Rego did a wonderful job setting up our part of the show.

The show was on display from February 9 to March 18, and it included 50 pieces created by 26 artists from Smith Center High School along with several other pieces created by artists at five other league schools.




Pictured above are the Smith Center High School artists and their mural from this year's league mural painting competition. This year's theme was "The Space between Light and Dark." The students had 30 minutes to brainstorm ideas with their teachers and 3 hours to complete their 4' x 6' murals.





On October 4, Al Leal, a Red Cloud resident who restores historical buildings for a living, visited the high school art room to talk to art and construction students. Mr. Leal talked about his past projects, and we discussed the importance of restoring old buildings for future generations to use and appreciate.



On October 8 and October 15, Art Club members hosted several K-3 students in the art room. The Art Club members taught the young students a wide variety of skills and vocabulary, and they raised more than $200 for supplies to paint the downtown mural.



In September, Art Club members once again created the banner and signs for the Homecoming Ceremony. Here are some photographs of their work. Lharken Patzel came up with the font that we used for the banner and name signs. Jordyn Shoemaker and Lizzy Pfortmiller designed and created the cover for the program.




On September 10, five Art Club members journeyed with me to Logan to see the incredible hyperrealistic sculpture of Marc Sijan at the Dane G. Hansen Museum. In the photo below, you can see Lharken Patzel, Sabrina Saltzman, and Carril Rego interacting with the sculpture of a salesman carefully studying the peep hole of a front door.


Here are a couple more images of Marc Sijan's incredible sculpture.



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