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There were 115 contest entries this year from 14 high schools in Butte County. Winning works of art will be on display at the Chico courthouse through March 31 in honor of National Youth Arts Month. Photos of the 3-Dimensional entries art hang in the show while the actual 3D art is on display outside the Superintendent’s office. “I am impressed by the breadth of artistic talent of students in our county,” said BCOE Superintendent, Tim Taylor. “Our student artists brought great creativity, critical thinking, and talent to their art work. I am awestruck! We also are truly lucky that we have such dedicated art teachers who help our students cultivate their creative talents.” Superintendent Taylor’s Visual and Performing Arts program coordinator, Nancy Silva, orchestrated the art contest to showcase the finest high school student art work in the county as part of BCOE’s Arts Education Initiative, designed to bring about a renaissance in arts education in Prek-12.
Each participating school was allowed to enter up to ten of their best student art works for judging in five categories. A panel of Butte County art community members judged the entries based on originality and creativity; composition and design; and artistry and skill. The judges this year included David Tamori– Oroville Arts Commission, Local Artist, Arts Advocate, and retired OUHSD AP Art Instructor, Cris Guenter - CSUC Education Faculty- Art, and arts advocate Linda Watkins-Bennet, Action News Now Anchor & Producer.
The “Best of Show” award was given to the student whose art submission garnered the highest score from all of the judges. Sarah Hunter, an 11th grade student from Paradise High School, earned the “Best of Show” award for her piece entitled “Self-Portrait” in the high school Pencil/Ink/Charcoal category.
First, Second, and Third place awards were given to the student winners in five categories: Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal; Paint & Pastel; Mixed Media; Digital Photography; and 3-Dimensional Art.
For a complete list of winners and their award winning art, click here
Special thanks to our annual BCOE Arts Education Foundation contributors for co-sponsoring this event with BCOE.
Artwork on display at the Courthouse: click here
Oroville Art: click here