Ozark Art Teachers Selected for Statewide Art Competition

Three Ozark teachers have been chosen by Missouri State University to display their artwork in a Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for Secondary Teachers and Students.

Ozark High School art teachers Jake Williams, Mandy Evans, and Ozark Junior High School teacher Lindsey Johnson will have their work on display from October 30th through November 15th at the Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, 838 East Walnut Street in Springfield.

“I am beyond excited about this! Three teachers being accepted is a huge representation of our amazing department,” Lindsey Johnson said in a statement. 

“As teachers, I believe it’s crucial that we are constantly challenging ourselves and growing, so we can share those lessons we learn with our students,” Jake Williams said in a statement. “We have some really talented art teachers in our district who rarely have a chance to showcase their artwork to students. I think this will be a great opportunity to not only show off the talent of our teachers, but to show off some of the amazing talent we have from our students.”

Each of the teachers selected were allowed to also display the work of three students.

Ozark Junior High will be represented by Gage Depee, Kamryn Mayfield, and Avanelle Birch. Ozark High School will be represented by Kelley Bailey, Katie Clay, Glaire George, Lindsey Hudson, Katie Marshall, and Margaux Stewart.

“What a huge honor for a statewide exhibit to have our District represented so well,” Mandy Evans said. 

Award winners for the event will be announced at a reception Friday, November 1.

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