Most of the RHS 2014 State Art Blue Ribbon winners gathered for a group photo Wednesday morning in the Media Center where their work is on display. (Ernie Over photo)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Student artists at Riverton High School captured a total of 68 blue ribbons at the just concluded 46th Annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium in Casper.

Highlights of the RHS Awards:

• Two of the students, Christie Wildcat and Noemi Riebli, received 3D Congressional Artistic Discovery Awards. Their artwork will be on display at the Barrett Building in Cheyenne June 2 through August 31st. The Barrett Building houses the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Department, the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming State Archives. The art will be displayed in the building’s lobby.

• Four students won the First Lady of Wyoming Award, personally chosen by First Lady Carol Mead. The artwork will be on display at the Governor’s Residence in Cheyenne for one year. Those students are: Victoria Verosky, Christie Wildcat, Tyler Landis, and Cara Carper.

• The RHS student artists submitted work in pastel, oil, pen and ink, acrylics, mosaics, mixed media glass, stained glass, fused glass, 3D and 2D glass, glass sculpture, including cold work sculpture, pottery and 3D sculpture.

The Art Instructors at RHS are Nancy Gray-Sinner and Marianne Vinich.

Vinich was also voted by her colleagues as the 2014 Wyoming Secondary Art Educator’s Teacher of the Year.

NOTE: Watch for other stories and photos on the RHS artists and their works coming this week.

Wyoming's Secondary Art Educator's Teach of Year Marianne Vinich is surrounded by some of her students. She received the prestigious honor at the just concluded 46th annual Wyoming High School Art Symposium in Casper. (Ernie Over photo)

Wyoming’s Secondary Art Educator’s Teacher of Year Marianne Vinich is surrounded by some of her students. She received the prestigious honor at the just concluded 46th annual Wyoming High School Art Symposium in Casper. (Ernie Over photo)