Announcing winners of statewide juried art show

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‘Angela Zeng, Best in 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

Honorable Mentions:

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.