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Talented Students Show Work in Bluegrass Regional Art Exhibit

"Purse" by Taylor Horsfall of LafayetteYoung artists represented Fayette County Public Schools well in the 2023 Bluegrass Region of the Kentucky High School All-State Art Competition. Taylor Horsfall of Lafayette earned Best of Show 3-D honors for the piece titled “Purse.” Taylor qualified to move on to the state competition along with the entries noted below.*


2nd -- Chloe Sachs of Henry Clay, “Self-Portrait”*

3rd – Mira Abernathy of Bryan Station, “Morning Tea”

4th – Lillian Beiting of Lafayette, “Sold-Out Show”

Honorable Mention (HM) – Julia Castillo of Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Glimpsing a Gaze”


1st -- Alex Hines of Lafayette, “Restful Delusions”*

2nd -- Emma Pike of Lafayette, “Self-Portrait”*

HM – Miriam Chavira Garcia of Bryan Station, “Disheveled Life”

Mixed Media

1st – Nirere Quinte of Bryan Station, “Over the Influence”*

3rd – Sophia Zhou of Dunbar, “Self-Portrait with Flowers”

4th – Kaiya Bensing of Lafayette, “Where’s the Frog?”


3rd – Lilly Chamblin of Lafayette, “Bear”

Graphic Design

1st – Evelyn Johnson of Lafayette, “Insomnia”*

Fiber Arts/Textile

2nd – Audrey Greenberg of Bryan Station, “Mountain Getaway”

3rd – Annaleah Barnett of Lafayette, “Leopold”

5th – Tory Allen of Frederick Douglass, “Burgers and Fries”

HM – Paola Rojas Sosa of Bryan Station, “Cherry Blossom”


3rd – Dorothy George of Bryan Station, “Broken but Beautiful”


1st – Mia Lowe of Dunbar, “Trypophobia”*

4th – Alexis Fultz of Henry Clay, “Carved”


4th – Madeline Cronen of Bryan Station, “Bluegrass Madness”

Digital Media

1st – Ellen Li of Dunbar, “Full”*

3rd – Lillian Beiting of Lafayette, “Forgotten History”

4th – Charlotte Rose of Lafayette, “Fill Your Head”

HM – Evelyn Johnson of Lafayette, “Still Life Poster Design”


1st – Veronica Goodley of Lafayette, “Smoking Room”*

2nd – Evie Krouse of Lafayette, Untitled

Jewelry and Metals

1st – Tallulah Young of Frederick Douglass, “Scampi”*

The students’ work will be on display March 12-26 at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. You can also view a virtual exhibition.

Source: Kentucky Art Education Association

Contact: Ilona Szekely, regional coordinator

Posted March 9, 2023