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ATR Art Contest

The 2017 art contest winner McKenzie Jessop received an award for $500 from Elliott Lander, Managing Director of ATR. McKenzie won first place in the Painting category for her piece titled “Luciferous.”

Bitterroot Valley high school students in grades 9–12 are invited to participate in ATR's “Montana's Natural Resources” Art Contest.

Artwork should demonstrate natural resources used for economic benefit in Montana such as minerals, forests, water and fertile land that occur in nature. The top winning designs will be displayed at ATR's office or Montana Bliss Artworks in Hamilton.

Categories are drawing and sketching (charcoal, pastel, pencil); paint (acrylic, oil, watercolor) and sculpture (clay, stone, metal and ceramic).

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top five entries in each category: 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $150, 4th - $100, 5th - $50. One entry will be awarded an additional $150 for “Best of Show.”

The schools with the most Top-10 winners will receive the following for their art program: 1st - $500, 2nd - $350, 3rd - $250, 4th - $100 - for a total of $4,500. In addition, three students will win art workshops from professional artists from Artists Along the Bitterroot.

Submitted artwork must be original. Entries are judged on creativity, craftsmanship, composition and interpretation of the theme. Each piece must include an artist's statement and the title of the work. Entries are due by March 30. No late entries will be accepted.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, held at ATR's Hamilton office at 5 p.m., on April 12.

Hand deliver or mail entries to: ATR Inc., 248 W. Main St., Hamilton, Montana 59840.

For more information contact Jenn Turner at 281.370.9540 x184, or