Nothing beats getting summer news about students who go out of their way to get involved in the Arts. I am so excited to hear that Tena's piece shown above (who also won a Gold Key at our Regional Scholastic Awards), won second place at a local Art competition at Sandy Pines Resort. Her piece placed second (and a $100 prize) among 30 other Adult entries - yes, that is right - ADULT ENTRIES. Tena is going to be heading into High School next year. It has been an honor to see this artist grow over the past three years and I cannot wait to see what else this girl makes. You can view her portfolio here to see just how amazing of an artist she is.
The Byron Center High School students did a phenomenal job this year at the West Central Michigan Scholastic Art Awards. With 40 entries recognized, students placed in Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass, Painting, Digital Art, Mixed Media, and Film and Animation Categories. High School teachers Greg Reinstein, Julie VanderLaan, and Molly Marshall all had students place. I also had a student place for his Mixed Media piece and Digital Art he made in my class.
In addition to the strong showing at this year's awards, Michelle Farias was awarded an American Vision Nomination, showcasing her work as one of the five best from all entries submitted in our region this year. "Captive," shown below, will now compete with American Vision Nominees from across the country at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Gold Keys will also go on to compete at the National Level. Below are some examples of the Gold and Silver Key Winners as well as the Honorable Mentions, but does not include all winners from BCHS. To see the full list, go here.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.