|Regional Teen Art Competition Winners Announced|
Teens Show Artistic Talents at Regional Competition
6th Annual Competition held by the Arts Council of the North Valley
(PHOENIX) – Hundreds of visitors were greatly impressed by the artistic talents of these visual fine art students from eight area high schools and one charter school at the 6th Annual ACNV Regional Teen Art Competition and Exhibit presented by the Arts Council of the North Valley (ACNV).
“We were thrilled with the response to the exhibit,” said Willine Evans, event chair. “People were amazed that the artwork was done by high school students from ninth to twelfth grades and not professional artists.”
Students from Barry Goldwater-Phoenix, Boulder Creek-Anthem, Cactus Shadows-Cave Creek, Deer Valley-Glendale, Mountain Ridge-Glendale, Sandra Day O’Connor-Phoenix, Sunrise Mountain-Peoria high schools, and The Caepe School-Anthem, all part of the north valley, competed for honors, their artwork having been selected from their respective schools. The exhibit was judged by Michelle Korf, Executive Director, from the Scottsdale Artists’ School.
Best in Show was awarded to India Williams for her pencil drawing titled “Trashy Treasure”. India, a student of Jason Lohmeier at Sandra Day O’Connor received a gift certificate for $300 from the Scottsdale Artists’ School, a gift card for $75 from Arizona Art Supply, large portfolio from The Caepe School and an artist portfolio from ACNV.
The Award of Excellence went to Andrea Eaton for her mixed media piece titled “Delirium”. Andrea, a student of Larry Page at Barry Goldwater received a gift certificate for $200 from the Scottsdale Artists’ School, a gift card of $50 from Arizona Art Supply, $25 gift certificate and art supplies from The Caepe School, and an artist portfolio from ACNV.
The following students were awarded Honorable Mention: Spencer Lee, Reyna Mosley, Soo-Young Park, David Lester, Amanda Wells, Kelsey Shores, Chuck Harrison, Alex Spayde, Patrick Swan and Brock Baird. Each of these winners received an artist portfolio from ACNV.
In recognition of their achievement, all students whose artwork was on exhibit received a Certificate of Participation award from ACNV. As well, teachers of the exhibitors were awarded an Art teacher Certificate of Participation.
People’s Choice Award winner was Amanda Wells for her detailed pencil drawing. Amanda, a student of Stephanie Sullinger-Dukarm at Deer Valley High School received a gift card for $25 from Arizona Art Supply and a certificate from ACNV.
“The Regional Teen Art Competition was made possible with the support of the Outlets at Anthem, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Arizona Art Supply, The Caepe School, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Ida G and Stanley T Halbreich Foundation and our ACNV members and volunteers. Thank you all so much!” said Ms Evans.