Start Art Young; Youth Art Competition Saturday


The Peaceful Valley Heritage Society has scheduled their fourth annual Brown County Youth Art Contest at the Brown County History Center for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Board Member Vivian Wolff told the Democrat that the contest is open to the public, free of charge. The art viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. where the judges will announce winners. Wolff said that all judging for the event will end today.

Event Coordinator Lorna Reichmann said that there are 178 entries in the competition. She said that last year the entries were divided into two categories, one for kindergarten through grade two and the other for grades three through five. However because of the vast amount of entries, she said they are re-evaluating what the categories will look like this year.

Wolff said that the school art teachers were responsible for entering their own students into the competition and each elementary school had their own art shows to display the other students that were not chosen for the contest.

“Kelly Schwenk (Brown County Schools’ Art Teacher) came up with the idea so that kids that aren’t at the art competition can have their art displayed,” Wolff said.

Reichmann said that first-, second- and third-places will be recognized, as well as an honorable mention and people’s choice winner in each category. She said that all winners will receive a cash prize. She added discussions with the society’s treasurer will determine the amount.

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