Top Art Students Earn Honors

Award-Winning Work on Display at COCC

Article Date: Feb 07, 2018

Sample of Gold Key winning artwork, clockwise from upper left: Kaitlin Yeomans, Cascade Middle School, “I’m Here from Dusk til Dawn” (photograph); Angela Brennan, Summit High School, “Radiant” (painting); Piper Brannin, High Desert Middle School, "Mad as a Hatter" (painting); Madeline Livingston, Pacific Crest Middle School, "Space Cats" (digital art)


Hundreds of pieces of award-winning student artwork will be showcased during a special exhibit opening Feb. 10 as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition that features the best work from young artists. This year Bend-La Pine Schools students earned 245 awards in the regional contest and student-artists will be celebrated during a special awards ceremony Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at Central Oregon Community College’s Pinckney Gallery at Pence Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

More than 90 students earned Gold Key honors, which means they will move on to be judged at the national level and some artists will be invited to attend the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 541-383-7511.