Luke Landreneau, left, a senior at North Lamar High School, stands with his art instructor, Brandi Peel, at the Region Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition. Landreneau advanced to state after competing on March 2 in Redwater, Texas. The State VASE competition will be April 26-27 at San Marcos High School.
Landreneau’s winning sculpture, right, is made of wood. He then did an acrylic paint pouring on the pieces and fit them together to form a three-dimensional structure. A high gloss epoxy gives it the glass-like appearance. The base is a natural piece of wood with added moss. He also entered a paint pour mixed media on canvas into the competition.
Others competing at VASE from NLHS were: Elliana Aguilar – acrylic paintings on cardboard and canvas; Joseph Allen – photography; Kareagin Allison – acrylic painting on canvas and mixed media on canvas; Hayden Brannan – mixed media piece on cardboard;Alex Copeland – oil and acrylic portrait on canvas and painting on sculpture; Dixie Davis – acrylic mixed media on wood; Maddie Evans – acrylic mixed media on canvas; Kelsey Garret– acrylic on canvas; Brea Icenogle – acrylic and mixed media; Jerika Johnson – mixed media on canvas and photography; Randalyn Kyle – mixed media relief on canvas and photography;Maddie McClain – acrylic on wood; MaKenna Morton – photography; Chelsey Padier – acrylic on canvas; Audrey Raymond – acrylic paint poor mixed media on wood; Kiersten Shoemate – photography; Jake Slater – mixed media sculpture; Taryn Wallace – mixed media acrylic; Allison Wood – acrylic on canvas; and Josie Zumalt – acrylic on shaped wood.
The NLHS Art Department will host a VASE art gallery on Tuesday, March 12 at the high school showcasing all entries. Students will have a chance to view the artwork during the day, and a free exhibit of the art is open to the public that evening from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.