Young Artists on Their Way
The winners of the 1st Annual "Spotlight on Student Art" are (left to right) Claire Lee (2nd place), Kaylee Magazine (3rd), Nick Johnson (1st), and Kay Estock, CCWC Art Department Chair.
CLEARWATER - Keep your eyes on these young artists, they may be our future Dali's. The GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club recently sponsored the first annual "Spotlight on Student Art" contest for area high school art students. The three winning students were all from Clearwater Central Catholic High School. Kay Estock, CCWC Art Department Chair, presented gift certificates and gift cards to Michaels to Nick Johnson (1st Place), Claire Lee (2nd Place), and Kaylee Magazine (3rd Place.)
Johnson stated that the inspiration for his award-winning piece came from the Chinese research he did on painting and architecture. Bamboo is a common element and staple of Asian art, and he liked the lengthy style of the plant. He used vibrant colors like deep red and gold to mimic the imperial dynasties of early China. The turquoise was just used for a high contrast enhancer. Johnson hopes to continue art and painting as a hobby and become a graphic designer or an architect.
In describing the importance of art in the schools and community Stock stated: "The student artists from Clearwater Central Catholic High School expressed their appreciation to CCWC members for their awards and the opportunity to be involved in the club's first Spotlight on Student Art. Each piece of art was unique and reflected the students' individual talents, inspirations and use of media. We want to encourage these young artists to continue to explore the field of art; we feel that they have a great future ahead of them."
For more information on the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club check out their website at www.clearwatercwc.org.
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