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Historic Daily Life Art Contest

How would people in the early 1900s have lived their daily lives?

WWAC and the historic Wicoff House Museum came together to issue this art contest in order to find out! Youth ages 8 – 18 were asked to get inspired by specific historical objects in the Wicoff House Museum collection and create a piece of art. The students were encouraged to be creative and think about the people who used the objects, where they might have been placed, and how they were used. Original paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media and digital art were accepted. The artwork was selected by the West Windsor Art Council’s Exhibition Committee.

A first place winner from each age group received a gift basket (includes things such as gift cards) from the Historic Wicoff House Museum. The finalists’ art from each age group are displayed below and on the Wicoff House Museum website. Congratulations to all the contestants! And a special thank you to intern, Kiko Yoshihira, for her initiative on this project.

Contest Winners

CATEGORY: AGES 8-11
First place winner: Village Scenery Painting by Vedant Nikam
2nd place: Early 1900 Uptown History by Roshika Gnan
3rd place: The Milkman by Riddhi Chadha

 

CATEGORY: AGES 12-14
Winner: Household Chores by Anvi Kachalia

CATEGORY 15-18
Winner: The Milkman by Kiran Thomman