2016 Art Contest Winners Announced

Top awards were given in the 2016 Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home art contest for local high school students. This year’s theme was the Treaty of New Echota, with young artists asked to depict their interpretation of the turmoil surrounding the treaty and the affects it had on the relationship between the United States and the Cherokee Nation prior to their removal.

Approximately 70 entries were submitted by local students for the contest. After judging by members of the Chiaha Art Guild, the following winners were chosen:

1st place                Jamie Armstrong, Armuchee High School

2nd place              Rebecka Neal, Cedartown High School

3rd place               Emmaline Cunningham, Cedartown High School

4th place               Caroline Gammage, Cedartown High School

Winners received a certificate and cash prize for their artwork. All students who entered the contest received a certificate of appreciation for their efforts. The entries for this year’s contest will go on display in July 2016 and will rotate throughout the summer.

Thanks to all of our young artists for making our contest great again this year!

Three of our art contest winners from Cedartown High School. From left, Rebecka Neal, Emmaline Cunningham, and Caroline Gammage

Three of our art contest winners from Cedartown High School. From left, Rebecka Neal, Emmaline Cunningham, and Caroline Gammage