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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder by Lyn Baldwin

The Winnsboro Center for the Arts’ gallery admires the 50 masterpieces of the 8th Annual High School Art Competition. Over 100 entries from fifteen area high schools were entered in this year’s competition and over $1000 and ribbons were awarded.

“This event gives teens an opportunity that may or may not ever happen again in their lifetime,” explained Trudy Atteberry Hawkins High School art instructor, “My students were motivated to try harder and put forth more effort into their work, which in turn makes them better artists.” Atteberry had four out of the top five winners this year including Best of Show.

The Award Reception was held Sunday, March 20 with over 100 teen artists, family, and friends attending. Al and Georgia Moore, owners of Bent Pine Pottery and members of Winnsboro Center for the Arts, were in attendance. “This is an important, growing venue for young artists in all media and enables teenagers to show their work in a nurturing environment and be rewarded for their excellence,” exclaimed Georgia Moore.

Aaron VanDerschaff, Quitman High School art instructor stated, “Most of the time my students’ artwork is only seen in a school setting and I really appreciate the opportunity this event presents as it exposes their work to the public at large. What a valuable experience for them.” Stop by the gallery in Winnsboro, Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, through April 16.