• Art Department

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    Congratulations from the Topeka West Art Department for those students whose work was accepted to the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Regional Show.  84 pieces of photography, drawing, painting, graphic design, sculpture, and jewelry were submitted.  27 pieces were accepted to the show!! See complete list of awards.

    The final results are in for the Kansans…As talented As You Think high school art competition.  From 500 entries, Topeka West junior Molly Taggart was awarded the winner of the Black and White photography category and will receive a $100 scholarship; and senior Brent Lambert was awardedBest of Show for his photograph and will receive a $300 scholarship!  The works of the winners and finalists will be displayed at the Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site beginning January 7th through January 23rd.
    This is Topeka West’s first venture into the Kansans…As Talented As You Think competition and the art department would like to thank the Kansas Native Sons and Daughters for hosting the show, the jurors, and co-chairs Grant Glenn and Don Lambert for providing such a special opportunity for our high school artists!
    Congratulations Brent and Molly!

    The Topeka West photography program has started an online blog (short for "web log") that all Topeka West students (especially photography students!), faculty, staff, and family of Topeka West students are invited to browse.  The Photosynthesis blog can be found at http://twestphotosynthesis.blogspot.com and topics covered include student photographic work, student websites, pictorial examples of assignments, and how photography is changing in the 21st century. 

    Washburn University is offering a full ride Art Scholarship called the Busick Scholarship.  The recipient of the first Busick Scholarship is T-West’s Jessica McKinnie!!  Congrats, Jess!!  Great job!
    Daniel Ornelas won the Heritage Week Art Award for his colored marker jaguar.  His work will be purchased and put on permanent display in the Media Center.  Thanks for all of your support and votes for the juried work.

    Helpful Links

    The Art Institute of Chicago offers many of its holdings for online viewing