Winners named in Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award contest

Kylee Phillips (left) took first place in the fine arts category of the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award contest with her piece, “Tuning into my Future.” Evie Gillilan (right) took best of show with her piece, “Scientifically a Mess,” and first place in the digital arts category with her piece, “Finding My Tradition.”

(Posted Feb. 2, 2023)

Winners of the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award were announced on Jan. 22 during the Madison County Arts Council’s Young Artist Showcase at London First United Methodist Church.

The contest is open to Madison County high school seniors. Winners receive cash prizes. The work of all of this year’s entrants is on display through the end of February at London City Hall, 20 S. Walnut St.

This year, 16 students entered a total of 24 pieces of art. The students hailed from London, Madison-Plains, and Jonathan Alder high schools, as well as Tolles Career & Technical Center.

Harlie Evans took first place in the three-dimensional art category of the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award contest.

Winners are:
• Digital art–Evie Gillilan, London;

• Three-dimensional art (stained glass, mosaics, and ceramics)–Harlie Evans, London;

• Fine art (painting and drawing)–Kylee Phillips, Jonathan Alder; and

• Best of show–Evie Gillilan, London, for her entry, “Scientifically a Mess.”

Gillilan’s best of show piece will be enlarged onto a panel that will be affixed to an exterior wall alongside past best of show winners at Vallery Farmhouse Bakery, 58 E. High St., London.

Each of the category winners received $500. The best of show winner received an additional $1,000.

Sharon Brackett, Lee Justice Miller, and John K. Victor served as judges.

“I want to thank all the participants in the art competition. They did a fantastic job!” said Kim Lattimer Reeder, one of the contest organizers and mother of the person to whom the contest pays tribute.

For more information about the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award, including entry rules and how to make a donation, visit Youth Art Competition.

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