Utah Senate awards scholarships to local high school artists

President J. Stuart Adams and the Utah Senate awarded five scholarships to the finalists of the Utah All-State High School Art Show. High school students from across the state submitted original pieces of art that were then reviewed by judges.

Today, Sen. Mike McKell recognized the Utah Senate Visual Art Award winner and four finalists during Senate floor time. Each student brought their art onto the Senate floor. This year’s Senate Visual Art Awardartists are:

The first-place winner received a $5,000 scholarship, and the five other finalists each received a $625 scholarship.  

The Utah Senate also recognized 69 students for excellence in the 50th annual Utah All-State High School Art Show and recognized Ruth Nichols as an outstanding arts educator and recipient of the BYU David O. McKay School of Education Teacher of the Year award.

“Creativity is a vital part of educational and professional success,” said President Adams. “Our quality of life is greatly enhanced because of the arts. We are excited to support this young generation of talented and creative students who will continue to contribute to Utah’s vibrant arts community.”

The first-place piece will remain permanently in the Utah Senate suite. The public can also view a virtual gallery of each participant’s submission here.

These awards are made possible by a partnership with the Springville Museum of Art and the support of the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement and generous donors.