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Students earn Scholastic honors

Young artists from Sisters won honors in the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards program this month.

The program celebrates budding artists at the middle-school and high-school levels. There was an exhibit opening and award ceremony at Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Pence Hall and Pinckney Art Gallery on February 8. The works will be on display at the Pinckney Gallery through February 28.

There are 26 potential categories in the show, including 2-D, 3-D, and contemporary forms. The Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards program, an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, started in 2008 when a group of regional teachers decided to promote the program for Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties, and partnered with the COCC art department.

“Gold Key” pieces go on to national judging; winners are invited to attend the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Bela Chladek, Katie Springer, and Chloe Brinegar earned Gold Key status. Sisters High School had 10 artists receiving awards, and one student from Sisters Middle School (Brinegar).

The Nugget is spotlighting the work of these student artists through the coming weeks.


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