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Patton, Liberty artists recognized for talents

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:10 AM by Cheryl Shuffler

By Student News Ambassador Robin Heeralall


Morganton, NC – Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The Asheville Museum of Art has recognized students from Patton High School and Liberty Middle School with Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Winners from Patton are:

·       Cloe G. a sophomore, won the Silver Key for her drawing.

·       Marissa T., a junior, won  an Honorable Mention for her drawing.

·       Joel V., a senior, won and Honorable Mention for his ceramic teapot.

·       Dillion Z., a senior, won a Honorable Mention for his ceramic blowfish.

Winners from Liberty are:

·       Katelyn T., an eighth grader, won the Gold Key for a drawing titled “Fox and Feather,” and an Honorable Mention for her piece titled “Mothers Skirt.” Katelyn’s  “Fox and Feather” will be on display at the Biltmore Estate through May.

·       Annabel M., a seventh grader, won a Silver Key, for a self portrait.

·       Hannah S., a seventh grader, won an Honorable Mention for an acrylic painting titled “Desert Wasteland.”


Robin Bias, the visual art teacher at Patton, said, “I was so thrilled to know these students won the Scholastic Contest Art Awards. It's a great feeling when you see your students achieve success in the classroom, but especially when they gain recognition outside of the classroom. I'm very proud of their achievement.”


Amber Rickertsen, the visual art teacher at Liberty, said “I am so proud of these three young ladies who worked so hard and are being recognized for such a high honor for middle school students to achieve.”


As a Gold Key winner, Katelyn is eligible for the National Scholastic Art Awards Program. Judges look for works that incorporate creativity, originality, technical skill, and the artists’ personal voice or vision.


Photos: Scholastic ar phst: Dillion Z. left, Joel V., Mrs. Robin Bias, Marissa T. and Cloe G.; Scholastic art lms: Hannah S., left, Katelyn T., & Annabel M.