SCHOOL BRIEFS: Student art show winners

SCHOOL BRIEFS: Student art show winners

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Best in Show 2020

The Best in Show of the Fifth Annual Student Art Show at the Reynolds Homestead is "Hushed" by Jennifer Castro of Bassett High School.

Student art show winners

Some 100 students, teachers, parents and onlookers recently celebrated winners of the fifth annual Student Art Show at Reynolds Homestead in Critz.

This year’s show drew entries from 13 schools and 159 artists ages 6 to 19. More than 230 pieces were on exhibit. The schools included Patrick County, Bassett, Martinsville and Magna Vista high schools, Blue Ridge Elementary, Hardin Reynolds Memorial, Stuart Elementary, Meadows of Dan Elementary, Martinsville Middle and Laurel Park Middle. North Stokes High School, Surry Central High School and Millennium Charter Academy from North Carolina participated, and home-schooled students were eligible.

The exhibition will continue at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through April 17, although the gallery is closed now because of the pandemic.

Best Emerging Artist: $25 Tillee Hauser, Stuart Elementary School, “Trash to Treasure,” Recycled Sculpture”

Best in Show: $60 – Jennifer Castro, Bassett High School, “Hushed,” Charcoal

Painting and Mixed Media

First ($40): Patience Scott, Magna Vista High School, “A$AP Rocky,” Acrylic

Second ($30): Elizabeth Luckado, Patrick County High School, “Space Harpy,” Mixed Media

Third ($20): Joshua Marion, Surry Central High School, “For All the Children,” Acrylic on Slides


First ($40): Joseph Giles, Magna Vista High School, “The Stage Is Set,” Colored Pencil

Second ($30): Madison Ross, Bassett High School, “She,” Pencil

Third ($20): Elizabeth Smith, Magna Vista High School, “Flower Boy,” Colored Pencil


First ($40): Alexis Morgan, North Stokes High School, “Lexi,” Digitally edited photography

Second ($30): Emma Bingman, North Stokes High School, “Yellowstone Geothermal Pool,” Photography

Third ($20): Quentin Lingerfelt, North Stokes High School, “Space,” Photography

Three Dimensional

First ($40): Rose George-Ambrocia, Bassett High School, “The Me Inside of Me,” Mixed Media

Second ($30): Ivet Sanchez, Millennium Charter Academy, “Bird Man,” Clay

Third ($20): Laken Creed, Surry Central High School, “Lap Loom Weaving,” Fiber

Merit awards ($15 each)

Ella Hazelwood, Stuart Elementary School, “Sunrise Glory,” Photography

Bryan Clark, Stuart Elementary School, “Checkers Set,” Woodworking

Caesar Kamari Draper, Martinsville Middle School, “Sky High Chandelier,” Glass

Hannah Ferguson, Magna Vista High School, “Privacy,” Colored Pencil

Cory Osborne, Magna Vista High School, “The Wild,” Colored Pencil

Layne Stone, North Stokes High School, “A Wonderful View,” Drawing

Evan Pruitt, Magna Vista High School, “Stop,” Colored Pencil

Alexis Cox, Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, “Midnight Colors,” Acrylic

Emma Pendleton, Homeschool, “Dilly Joe,” Pencil

Bull Mountain Artist Award ($25)

Maria Vasquez-Chavez, Bassett High School, “Untitled,” Graphite

Purchase awards

Alexis Morgan, North Stokes High School, “Lexi,” Photography

Reili Moran, Stuart Elementary School, “Afternoon Snack,” Photography

Brandy Gregory, Stuart Elementary School, “The Arctic,” Acrylic


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