CCHS artists show well at competition

  • 2020-12-10, 07:00 AM
  • Rachel Dahl
CCHS artists show well at competition

Jaime Shafer, an art teacher at the high school announced that six of her students have won awards from the prestigious Inova Art Contest. The contest opened up in March and is an initiative of the Inova Apartment partnership that provided an opportunity to showcase the resiliency and creativity of artists all over the United States.

There were ten prize winners, 20 student prize winners, and 42 honorable mentions. Organizers said they received over 850 beautiful works of art for the various categories in this competition. Participants ranged from pre-teens to adults in categories involving fashion, sculptures, and different styles of painting/drawing.

“Each artist took time to create or share an existing piece that meant the most to them personally, while unknowingly capturing a collective moment in time,” from the media information regarding the contest.

Shafer’s students Breanna Busby and Tully Barton (both recent graduates), Tierney Hitchcraft, Makayla Showcraft, Macall Brown, and Meeka Erwin were all CCHS winners in the contest.

Normally, outside of COVID, Shafer presents student work on display at Banner Churchill Hospital and the Churchill County Administration building.

Rachel Dahl

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