The Grant Wood Art Colony Grant Wood Art Colony will award the Grant Wood Legacy Prize to three outstanding high-school visual artists: Jaeni Sprague (Bondurant), Gillian Lenth (Welton), and Elizabeth Barroso (Cedar Rapids).
The three Grant Wood Legacy Prize recipients were selected from a pool of over 450 entries by current Grant Wood Fellows, Ryan Parker and Eleanna Anagnos. Winners were selected for their demonstration of a Regional voice and skill. Judges reviewed entries from Iowa students in the media categories in which Grant Wood worked: jewelry, painting, drawing and illustration, printmaking, design, ceramics and glass, and mixed media. The selection was done in collaboration with the Belin-Blank Center. The Belin-Blank Center serves as the affiliate for the Iowa and Midwest Region-at-Large Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Grant Wood Legacy Prize winners and their educators were recognized at the Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony on March 10, 2019. Winners will receive a scholarship to the Belin-Blank Summery Art Residency in the summer of 2019.
Jaeni Sprague, Observing the Unseen, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 11, Bondurant-Farrar High School, Bondurant, IA. Christian Vandehaar, Educator; Belin-Blank Center, Affiliate; 2019 Gold Key; 2019Grant Wood Legacy Prize.
Gillian Lenth, Go Bananas. Drawing & Illustration. Grade 12, Central High School (DeWitt), Welton, IA. Cassie Dunlavey, Educator; Belin-Blank Center, Affiliate; 2019 Gold Key; 2019Grant Wood Legacy Prize.
Elizabeth Barroso, Created by Creations, Painting. Grade 10, Thomas Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids, IA. Sara Rieger, Educator; Belin-Blank Center, Affiliate; 2019 Gold Key; 2019Grant Wood Legacy Prize.