Top Art Students Honored

MVHS Senior Top Five in State

Article Date: Feb 09, 2017

Caption: Three of Hailey Kavanagh's award-winning fashion designs are seen here including, from left, 20-20 (made with pieces of eye glasses and their packages), Sadoko Sasaki (created with 1,000 paper cranes she folded), and Not Silenced (fabric printed with photographs from the Rebellious Silence series Women of Allah).

Nearly 300 award-winning pieces of art created by local student artists will be showcased during a special exhibit that opens Feb. 11 as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition that showcases the best work from young artists and writers. A special awards ceremony will kick off the exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pinckney Gallery and Auditorium at Pence Hall at Central Oregon Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

One student, Mountain View High School senior Hailey Kavanagh, earned an American Vision Nomination — one of just five students to receive this honor in Oregon. Hailey received the award for her innovative fashion designs. She learned to sew as a young girl and loves finding ways to express ideas through her designs.

“I feel like things you put on your body should send a message about who you are what you stand for,” said Hailey, who is planning to pursue fashion design in college.

Several of her pieces will be on display at the exhibit.

Bend-La Pine Schools students in grades 7-12 earned 191 awards including 40 Gold Keys, 43 Silver Keys and 108 Honorable Mentions. All the Gold Key winning pieces will move on to national judging and some artists will be invited to attend the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City this spring.

The awards are open to students in grades 7-12 from schools throughout the region. Categories include ceramics, painting, digital art, fashion, photography, writing, poetry and more.

The Pinckney Gallery is located at Pence Hall at Central Oregon Community College. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 541-383-7511.