HeART of Lenexa Contest winners announced

HeART of Lenexa Contest winners announced
Posted on 02/02/2024
HeART of Lenexa Contest winning artists holding ribbons

There’s lots to love about Lenexa. And when you combine local talent and local love, you get HeART. 

On Feb. 1, 2024, the Lenexa Arts Council and Mayor Julie Sayers recognized 18 local artists for their Lenexa-inspired work as part of the HeART of Lenexa Contest. The annual contest, now in its ninth year, had more than 30 submissions.

These submissions came from all experience levels and in a variety of media from paintings and photography to fiber, jewelry and wood burning.

The juried contest is on display until Feb. 25, 2024, at Lenexa City Hall (17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219). Ribbons show category winners. 

HeART of Lenexa Contest winners

Best of Show
Michele Dowdell, Loiret Boulevard

First Place Adult
Lisa Coyan, Sar Ko Par Aglow 

Second Place Adult
Tina Kolm, Stroll 

Third Place Adult
Jack Miller, My Lake View as Van Gogh Might Have Seen It 
(Colored pen and ink)

First Place Teen
Keeton Nimrod, Midnight 

Honorable Mention
Lisa Healey, Roots of Sar Ko Par Parks 

Honorable Mention
Wendy Delzeit, Avian Adventure 

Founders Award
Selected by Emma Neely who originated the HeART of Lenexa contest in 2015 as a Girl Scout. 
Greg Turcotte, Above Sarko-Par

Meet the artists

Apply for next year

The Lenexa Arts Council will begin accepting applications for next year’s HeART of Lenexa Contest April 1. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2024.

Published Feb. 2, 2024