On Saturday, May 25, 10 Quad City area high school art student teams competed on a live draw off. The students designed and drew on an 8 x 8 foot square made up of two 4 x 8 foot masonite panels. They competed for awards to fund and improve education in the participants’ art departments. They started at 9:30am Saturday morning and drew until 4:00pm at the EICC (Eastern Iowa Community College) Downtown Campus. This was an awesome competition that will be on display at MidCoast’s Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201, from June 5 through July 20. All participating schools receive a cash award for their art department. Please join us at the awards reception, which is Friday, June 14 at Gallery West, 6:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. Awards will be made at 7:30 p.m.
North Pastel Team: Nick Nguyen, Truc Tran, Athena Phommivong, Alexia Ogden, Karlenia Hildebrant, Ethan Jackson, Zack Paavo and Kaylee Shelton.