Cascade Christian High School art teacher, Ms. Kim Phillips, is excited to announce the winners of the annual high school art competition Best of the Best.  Ms. Phillips stated there were many entries into this juried show. She sought out the assistance of professional artists to help decide who would have their artwork chosen for this event. The show includes ten pieces from every high school, charter school and private school in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

Here are the 2017 Best of the Best winners for Cascade Christian:


  • Lauryn Squyres – watercolor
  • John Fralich – colored pencil
  • Jessica Carlson – pencil
  • Christina Cannon – photography


  • Maddie Green – pencil


  • Julie Buck – oil
  • Maeve Payne – watercolor/ink
  • Emilee Kuyper – watercolor/ink
  • Emilie Copley – pen/ink/pencil
  • Kialey Cook – Digital Art poster

The show opens this Friday, April 7 and art will be hanging until May 11 at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW ‘G’ Street in Grants Pass.  Per requirements, all pieces are original and produced without tracing or projection. Be sure to take time to view our students’ work!

There is also a special student artist reception this Friday, April 7, at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 4 – 7 pm. All the students and art teachers will be there for a formal artist reception with light refreshments.

The talent in our students is evident in the art work they have produced to be considered for this competition

-Ms. Phillips, CCHS  & CCMS Art Teacher