Announcing winners of statewide juried art show
By Cassie Moore / Guest Columnist
Angela Zeng of Spain Park High School took home a well-deserved Best of Show at the High School Juried Art Show, with a strikingly detailed self-portrait. Her drawing demonstrated well thought-out design; right down to the folds and sheen of her jacket, and the candid expression on her face.
As a figure artist with a background in graphic design, Juror Terry Strickland was impressed with the quality of work submitted. She described the Best of Show as “very honest and well-composed.”
Terry looked for craftsmanship, thoughtfully conceived ideas and design. She further explained, “I also looked for work that was drawn from life. I think that’s really important for students to be practicing.”
Other winners included:
Best of Drawing: Morgen Griess, Athens High School – Self Portrait
– 2nd Place: Holland Nguyen, Homewood High School
Best of Mixed Media: Christina Le, Theodore High School
– 2nd Place: Abby Young, Theodore High School
Best of Painting: Laura Alston, Spain Park High School
– 2nd Place: Kayla Hegwood, Theodore High School
Best of Photography: Jheny Jacobo, Homewood High School
– 2nd Place: Morgen Griess, Athens High School
Best of Sculpture: Byron Arroyo, Hoover High School
– 2nd Place: Hugo Hernandez, Leeds High School
Drawing: Chanda Shaw, Grissom High School & Katherine Popple, Homewood High School
Mixed Media: Caroline Payne, Leeds High School & Daniel Chen, Grissom High School
Painting: Luis Rodriquez, Theodore High School
Photography: Haley Malone, Athens High School & Rachel Donaldson, Homewood High School
Sculpture: Enrique Corona-Gonzalez, Leeds High School
The show was hosted by SCAC and The University of Montevallo, and sponsored by Regions Bank, The Daniel Foundation and Shelby County. The artwork will be on display until December 1st.
For more information on upcoming events and classes at the Shelby County Arts Council visit shelbycountyartscouncil.com or call 669-0044.