Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NEWS RELEASE: Onslow County High School Students do well in Regional Scholastic Art Awards at Barton College...

I had the honor of serving as one of the six jurors' for the The Scholastic Art Awards of Eastern/Central North Carolina. We spent the Friday and Saturday (January 6 & 7) judging over 2000 works of art for middle and high schools in the region.The Art Department of Barton College in Wilson, NC organized the event and is where all the judging took place. The Governor’s Student Achievement Award will be displayed in the Governor’s Mansion. The North Carolina Art Education Association Award, The Edward Brown Award, The Barton College Award, The Wilson Times Award, The American Vision Nominees (5 works), The Emerging Vision Award, the Jurors’’ Choice Portfolio, and all Gold Key works will be on exhibit at the Barton Art Galleries on campus of Barton College (see their site for dates). We had the privilege of working with three awesome people from Barton College… Mark Gordon, Regional Director… Susan Fecho, Chair, Department of Art and Design… and… Bonnie LoSchiavo, Secretary, Department of Art and Design.

The following info is from Barton College…

Operated by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing. Annually, the Alliance and its 81 Regional Affiliates review more than 100,000 submissions of art and writing by creative teenagers from across the country.

Since 1979, Barton College has hosted the Awards for the largest regional district in the state, currently with 62 counties from Winston-Salem to the Coast. The College is fortunate to be associated with The Wilson Daily Times, which provides financial support for the Scholastic Art Awards program.

The Awards provide the opportunity for teenagers to have their work exhibited in prestigious galleries. Barton College, as a regional affiliate hosts the work of eastern North Carolina award winners, each January. The works of 300 artists who earn Gold Medals and American Visions Medals are included in the national exhibition to be held in New York City

Read the rest of the story from Barton College Art Department HERE…

See the Regional Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions HERE…

Listed below are the Onslow County students that were awarded these honors. It was neat to see the results of the judging as it was released today on Barton College's website. While judging, we never saw the student or school info so it was with pride that I saw so many Onslow County students on the list today!

Congratulations to ALL recipients and your Art Teachers who help make this possible!



White Oak High School

Teacher: Debra Pylypiw
James Booker, Memoirs of a Kid, GK
Victor Foster, Too Close for Comfort, GK, American Visions Nominee

Southwest High School
Teacher: Renee Otero
Alex Willis, Kristin, Surreal Landscape, Desert Lights and Orbs, 3 GKs

White Oak High School
Teacher: Debra PylypiwÂ
Justin Davis, Stripped, SK
Sierra Dee, Under The Sun, SK

Southwest High School
Teacher: Renee Otero
Cameron Torres, Pyramids, SK

North Carolina Virtual Public School
Teacher: Sara Gant
Alexis Raiford, Back in the Day, David, the Thinker, Lexy's Silkscreen, 3 SKs


White Oak High School
Teacher: Debra Pylypiw
James Booker, transparent, HM
Makayla Cayer, Chandler, Woods, 2 HMs
Justin Davis, Rust, HM
Sierra Dee, Smallest Creatures, Let People Hear You, 2 HMs
Rachel Krueger, Untitled, Untitled, 2 HMs
Catalina Morris, Art Portfolio, HM

Northside High School
Teacher: Eric White
Joshua Perry, Melting, HM

North Carolina Virtual Public School
Teacher: Sara Gant
Alexis Raiford, Abandoned Reflection, HM

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