Talented High SChool Artists Receive Awards
For Immediate Release: November 30, 2007
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The opening night awards ceremony for the High School Fine Art Competition Exhibit took place Thursday night, November 29, 2007 at the Southern Utah University Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. Over 250 people gathered to view the artwork on display, and to recognize the talent of these emerging artists.
The Exhibit features the promising work of the next generation of artists. Showcasing work by selected entrants from Utah high schools, this exhibit offers younger artists an opportunity to display their artwork and receive awards and critiques from the faculty of the SUU Department of Art and Design.
“Our annual Fine Art Competition offers high school age students, 15-18 years old in grades 9-12, the opportunity to submit their work in drawing, painting, ceramics and graphic design,” says Reece Summers, Gallery Director. “This exhibit offers young artists an opportunity to present their artwork for adjudication, feedback, and awards.”
The Best of Show award was presented to Bri Morgan from Pineview High School. Eight Faculty Choice awards were also presented to the following students: Keith DeMille from Cedar High School, Elizabeth Evans from Mountain Crest High School, Natalie Gordon from Christian Heritage School, Tessie Graham from Grand County High School, Kirstie Hourigan from Cedar High School, Sommer Stewart from Grand County High School, Margo Trunova from Grand County High School, and Emily Wilson from Mountain Crest High School.
The High School Fine Art Competition Exhibit will be on display from November 29 -December 15, 2007, and from January 7 - 19, 2008.
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m., and is located on the ground floor of the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center building on the east end of the beautiful SUU campus. Admission is free. For more information contact the Gallery at 435-586-5432 or visit our website at www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery.
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is supported in part by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.