“We were overwhelmed at the response,” said Turkey Stremmel, Renown Healing Arts advisor. “It is great that so many kids from all around the region submitted their artwork in our contest.”
Each of the students selected will get a $100 prize and their schools will also receive a check to support the school’s art program. In addition, the schools that submitted the most art are in a drawing for a $1,000 prize to go to the school’s arts program.
The 58 selected student artists’ pieces are also featured in a “People’s Choice contest” on Renown’s Children’s Hospital Facebook page. The winner of the Facebook contest will receive $250 in art supplies for his or her school. Voting for the Facebook contest ends Jan. 31 though each week the list will be narrowed down to include the most voted on pieces.
To see all of the student artwork and to vote for your favorite work, visit www.facebook.com/renownchildrenshospital.
Each selected student artist will be recognized at an Artist Reception on Feb. 1. The event will also feature professional artists whose work will be showcased on the newly remodeled floor. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their art with the professional artists.
The new Children’s Hospital patient floor was 100 percent donor-funded. Features of the new floor include the new Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; 16 new inpatient rooms supported by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation; the new Ronald McDonald Family Room and Resource Center; more space for the Child Life program, including two new therapeutic playrooms (one for teens and one for elementary-school-age-children); three wheelchair-accessible rooms sponsored by the Marshall R. Matley Foundation; and new artwork and features especially geared toward providing children a better healing environment.
For more information and to follow the hospital’s progress, visit renown.org/children.