Only about 7 percent of the pieces submitted for the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards were considered worthy of Silver Key recognition.
Christ School students William David ’21 and Ethan Park ’23 have made the cut for a February 9 awards ceremony at the downtown Asheville Art Museum.
William impressed the judges with his work in digital media categories. He will receive Silver Keys for the Digital Photography piece, “Impact,” as well as the Digital Art piece, “Dreams vs. Reality.” A third submission entitled “Vivid Reflections” was given honorable mention status. Ethan was a Silver Key winner for his acrylic painting, “Saturn’s Moons.” He had two other pieces garner honorable mention – a Printmaking piece entitled “Divided by Nature,” and an Architecture and Industrial Design work, “Lil Man.”
Both of the boys are from Asheville and study under Fine Arts teacher Erin Price at Christ School.
The WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards are an annual event and open to students in grades 7-12. There were about 750 submissions from 33 schools this year. Judges examined works with originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal voice or vision as their main criteria.
Winners will have their work displayed from February 1 through March 9 in a special exhibition. Lately, the Asheville Art Museum has generated a good bit of local buzz. The $24 million, 54,000-square foot facility underwent a major expansion and innovation, reopening to the public on November 14.