Fulton High School Student Takes Top Prize at WWU Art Show

Fulton High School student Cody Kimbell shows off the ribbon he received for his mixed media sculpture, “Self Reflection.” The sculpture took Best of Show and Kimbell’s oil painting won the People’s Choice Award.
Fulton High School student Cody Kimbell shows off the ribbon he received for his mixed media sculpture, “Self Reflection.” The sculpture took Best of Show and Kimbell’s oil painting won the People’s Choice Award.

Fulton High School student Cody Kimbell took Best of Show for his mixed media sculpture, “Self Reflection,” in William Woods University’s third annual Emerging Talent High School Art Show. He received $100 in cash and a $1,000 scholarship to WWU.

Kimbell also won the People’s Choice Award for his oil painting, “Mother’s Hearth.” The award was chosen by vote of WWU students.    

William Woods University hosted the art show at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery Jan. 13-31. The show, which was judged by professional artists, was open to all high school students. Other awards presented:

First place and a $75 cash prize, Megan Schmeling (Community RVI High School in Laddonia) for her graphite, “Self Portrait”

Second place and a $50 cash prize, Ryder Russell (Fulton High School) for his graphite, “Hired Hand”

Third place and a $25 cash prize, Michaela Horstman (South Callaway High School) for her pastel, “Who”   

Honorable Mentions, Missouri School for the Deaf students Dana Harvey for her pastel, “Fox,” and Odalis Araujo for her acrylic, “Self Portrait”

“I think that any high school student interested in pursuing art in any capacity should participate in shows such as our Emerging Talent Art Show,” said Jennifer Sain, Mildred M. Cox gallery coordinator.  “The experience builds confidence and provides insight that they may not gain otherwise.”