The Montana Meth Project has announced the winners of Paint the State, a statewide public art contest that aims to communicate the risks of methamphetamine use.
To compete in the contest, teens throughout the state poured hundreds of hours into creating large-scale murals, massive sculptures, mixed media installations, and even live performances.
Faith Martin of Custer County was named the statewide grand prizewinner. An incoming high school freshman, Faith and her co-contestant, Beth Sutter, spent more than 40 hours constructing a three-dimensional acrylic and plywood painting on the side of a barn. The painting depicts a skeleton rodeo rider on a bucking bull nearly 13 feet tall next to the words “Don’t Let Meth Be Your Last Ride.” The winning entry is located in Miles City and is visible from Main Street/Highway 194.