Patton arts students win Art Award contest

Patton arts students win at the Scholastic Art Award contest
Posted on 01/10/2020
Burke County art students will be honored at the Asheville Museum of Art’s 2020 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Patton High School’s Hannah S. won an honorable mention for a contour line drawing, Nelson M. won a Silver Key for a handmade book, and Ellie H. won an honorable mention for a portrait drawing. Since 1923, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc., has conducted the National Scholastic Art Awards to encourage and recognize student achievements in the visual arts. The Asheville Art Museum received over 800 entries from students in 33 schools across the region. From those entries, works have been recognized by the judges as Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention award recipients.

Since their founding, the awards have identified the early promise of some of the nation’s most exceptional visionaries. Alumni include artists like Andy Warhol. Panelists look for works that best exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

The 2020 Scholastic Art Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 9, 2020 in Asheville, North Carolina by the Asheville Museum of Art. It is an honor for students to be chosen to represent their school in this regional event. Hannah, Nelson and Ellie are students of visual arts educator Robin Bias and have represented Patton High School well. Bias said she is very proud of their accomplishments.
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