Teamwork and creativity reigned at the annual challenge for high school student teams whose task was to complete a pastel mural during one day.

Rock Island High School took home first place in the ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition at Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport over the weekend. 

North Scott High School finished second and Davenport North High School was third.

Other schools that received participant awards are Rock Island Alleman, Davenport Assumption, Davenport Central, Davenport Mid-City, Rivermont Collegiate and Davenport West.

The judge of the competition was William Hannan, art professor emeritus, Black Hawk College, where he taught for 34 years. Serving as mentor was Carolyn Krueger,  gallery manager for Gallery West and The ARTery.

The event was organized by MidCoast Fine Arts.

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