Okanogan County Students Top State Competition

2016 State Art Competition

Two Okanogan High School students have won top honors at the 43rd Annual Superintendent of Public Instruction’s High School art show. Fifteen awards are awarded to student artists. Schools of all sizes compete. Okanogan is a 2B school. Work was first entered in regional shows based on Educational Service Districts. The Best of Show winners from there are forwarded to the state show.

Sydney Anderson won for her linoleum print titled “Unity” . It was a print she based on the following haiku by Japanese poet Saikaku:

Some poor villages

Lack fresh fish

Or flowers….

All can share the moon

Her award is sponsored by Professional Educator’s Standards Board

Her work is print is framed with the original printing plate and the poem. Sydney is a sophomore.


DSC02885Eric Arroyo won for his sculpture titled “Zig Zag”. It is made from a lodgepole pine charred in the Okanogan Complex Fire of 2015. Eric cut the pole on the bandsaw and rearranged the pieces. His work was a judges choice award.

May 20 (Friday) AWARDS AND RECEPTION for the Superintendent’s Show: 1 – 3 p.m. at OSPI.

2016 Art Show

Reception and Awards Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 20th
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Olympia – OSPI Building
2016 Art Show
Gallery of Regional Winners by ESD Region