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Black Hills State University recenty hosted area high school students for an art fair, which included vendor demonstrations and seminars, and a student art work contest.
High school students from six area schools took part in an art fair recently at Black Hills State University.  Students and teachers took advantage of the vendor demonstrations and seminars.

In the student art work contest, the first place winner was Chelsea Sigmond from Spearfish High School.  She received a scholarship from BHSU and an art supply care package.  Christine Petersen, Spearfish High School, was the second place winner; Brooke Meier, Campbell County High School, Gillette Wyo., received the third place honors; and vendor’s choice went to Valerie Thorton from Belle Fourche High School.All of the winners received an art supply care package from the vendors valued at $200.

Students participated in several events throughout the day including: cartooning seminar by Luke Bushor, senior BHSU art major from Sundance, Wyo.; trading card exchange; art supply sales; and drawings for art supplies.  The winners of the drawing were Belle Fourche and St. Thomas More schools.  Each school’s art class will receive a semester supply of paints and brushes, courtesy of the vendors. 

Pam McKie, assistant manager BHSU bookstore, said that, “The art fair went great and we were thanked by numerous teachers and students.” McKie is looking forward to next year’s fair with plans for more intense seminars and getting local artists involved by instructing additional seminars.