Student artists in Bend-La Pine Schools earned hundreds of awards for their artwork — from photography to drawing to sculpture — through the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards. The students were honored during a special awards ceremony Saturday, February 8 at Central Oregon Community College. The more than 380 pieces of award-winning art will be on display at COCC’s Pinckney Gallery through February 28.
“Art plays an important role in our schools and is a powerful way for many students to share their point of view with the world,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “We celebrate these talented student artists and the many dedicated art instructors who helped them along the way.”
This year, 25 art teachers from 18 middle and high school throughout Central Oregon participated in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More than 770 pieces of art were submitted to the competition, with 380 selected to receive awards.
The students who earned Golden Key awards will have their work judged at the national level and may be invited to attend a special awards reception at Carnegie Hall in New York City.