CHS Art Works Honored and on Display at Stauth Museum

Montezuma, KS — February 08, 2022 — The Twenty-Eighth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards (WKSAA) Competition and Exhibition 2022 is on display from February 08 through March 04, 2022, at the Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, Kansas.

The Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards consists of photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics, and much more. The WKSAA is pleased to announce that there were 504 submissions this year with 154 making the show and being awarded in the following categories. There are 5 American Vision nominees, 24 Gold Key awards, 39 Silver Key awards, plus 91 Honorable Mention awards.

The WKSA is an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The American Vision and Gold Key winning artworks go on and compete nationally. The National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2022 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony in New York City. A complete list of 2022 regional Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients will be available online at

The WKSA Awards contest has a 7th – 8th-grade division and a 9th – 12th-grade division. The WKSAA consists of the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita.

February 08 – March 04, 2022 – The WKSAA is on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum, 111 N Aztec St, Montezuma, KS 67867

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–4:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–4:30PM

Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–4:30PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM–12PM, 1–4:30PM



Cimarron High School

2022 WKSA Awards


Gold Key Awards:

Kameryn Wittman, So., Smoky Day in the Desert, Gouache Painting

Silver Key Awards: 

Aleah Cervantes, So.,

Cold Cravings, Charcoal Drawing


Landyn Linsey, So.,

Ducky Momo, Gouache Painting


Angel Myers, So.,

Wednesday’s Cravings, Tempera Painting


Angel Myers, So.,

Depth at your Fingertips, Sculpture


Karla Salto, Jr.,

Merlin, Acrylic Painting


Shannon Salyer, Jr.,

Sunset Vibe, Printmaking

Honorable Mention: 

Karime Aguilar, Fr.,

Whale Watching, Sculpture

Laura Aguilar, So., The Vibrant City of Havana, Tempera Painting

Honorable Mention Continued:

Estephania Anaya-Lopez, Jr.,

Dissent, Printmaking

Linsi Ballesteros, Jr.,

It’s Okay, Charcoal Drawing

Linsi Ballesteros, Jr.,

A Look Inside, Acrylic Painting

Michelle Blackburn, So.,

Yard Art, Tempera Painting

Desirae Crow, So.,

Still Flower, Charcoal Drawing

Desirae Crow, So.,

Colors of the Amazon, Acrylic Painting

Seth McGrew, So.,

Head of the Rooster, Tempera Painting

Angel Myers, So.,

Sneaky Snake, Printmaking

Shannon Salyer, Jr.,

Hot and Sweet, Tempera Painting

Rian Unruh, Sr.,

Song Bird, Color Pencil Drawing

Kameryn Wittman, So.,

Butters, Acrylic Painting