AYAA Competition Winners

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Students from Maumelle High, Joe T. Robinson High and Sylvan Hills High made a strong showing at the Arkansas Young Artist Association (AAYA) Convention and Competition, held April 18th at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

AAYA, comprising over 60 high schools across the state, has been serving Arkansas students since 1979. For the event, students had the opportunity to enter up to five pieces in different mediums and to compete in the AAYA On-Site Competition. During the on-site portion, student artists are given a prompt to create a piece during an allotted amount of time. Awards are given in each category.

Maumelle High
Returning to the event for the first time since 2015, Maumelle High students brought home six state placements. Students were accompanied by teacher Madison Fontenot.

  • Maumelle AYAA TeamMakayla Harris - 2nd place First year 3D/Craft

  • Phinehas Little - 3rd place Digital Art Expressive

  • Keely Walker - 4th place Colored Pencil Expressive

  • Ayda Lovett

    • 4th place Ceramics Functional

    • 4th place Charcoal/Conte Expressive

  • Marlowe Qualls - 4th place Portraits Abstract

Robinson AYAA TeamJoe T. Robinson High
Ten Robinson High students were recognized for their art through state placements, honorable mentions and scholarships. Rémy M. Tabor accompanied students at the competition.

  • Lincoln Haynes and Lauren Brasfield - Awarded $500 scholarships for their exceptional talent and dedication.

  • Meg Holman

  • 3rd place Mixed Media Low Relief Abstract

  • 1st place Printmaking Abstract

  • Honorable Mention Ink Abstract

  • 4th place Ceramics (Aesthetic)

  • Brayden Gallegos - 4th place in Printmaking Abstract

  • Jaylon Hayes - 1st place in Printmaking Expressive

  • Mae Honeysuckle - 1st place in Sculpture Realistic

  • January Marriott - Honorable Mention in Fiber Arts Abstract

  • Kennedy Fraser - 4th place in Scratchboard

  • Emily Martin - 4th place in Pencil Realistic

  • Simon Garbett - 1st place in Sculpture On Site

Sylvan Hills High AYAA  TeamSylvan Hills High
Nine students attended from Sylvan Hills High and two placed in their categories. Teacher Elizabeth Otten attended with the students.

  • Leah LeVar - 1st place in Digital Art

  • Emele Siegfried - 4th in Fibers