Teachers' Choice

Youth Art Exhibition

works by students of Rock Hill School District #3

 

2020 Jimmie Matthews Best of Show | Poured Out by Sonia Long

Center for the Arts

Dalton, Perimeter, and

Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Galleries

121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC

 

Exhibition

Feb. 14 - March 15, 2020
Reception
Thursday, March 5, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Celebrating Youth Art Month

The Arts Council of York County and Rock Hill School District Three present the annual Teachers' Choice Youth Art Exhibition - featuring selected artwork by students from high, middle, and elementary schools. This exhibition has been created in honor of Youth Art Month, and will be on display in all three galleries at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill, from February 14 - March 15, 2020. The high school and junior high school winners will be announced for mixed media, painting, drawing, and sculpture at a free, public reception.  |  Rock Hill School District #3

JIMMIE MATTHEWS AWARD | BEST OF SHOW 
Poured Out by Sonia Long
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

HIGH SCHOOL

3-DIMENSIONAL
1st Place | Fly Like a Butterfly by Dahlia Bell

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent

2nd Place | Wirey Buck by Ally Beers

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Kim Looper

3rd Place | Cheesecake and a Shake by Dasani Jackson

South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard

Honorable Mention | The Gauntlet by Sierra Carleton

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens

 

DRAWING
1st Place | Rayna by Keagan Finnerty

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

2nd Place | Generational Portrait by Syrrhia Alcide

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens

3rd Place | Flag Toss by Zayda Sumner

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent

Honorable Mention | Girl’s Best Friend by Taylor Gordon

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

MIXED MEDIA

1st Place | Lunar Decorum by Emily Watson

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens

2nd Place | Colored Pencils by Mariah Boone

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Kim Looper

3rd Place | Filosofia by Sara Johnson

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

Honorable Mention | Blossoming Flowers by Lacie Bowers

South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard

PAINTING

1st Place | Carried Away by Anna Newton

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent

2nd Place | Heart by Isabella Padillo

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

3rd Place | Sydney by Sydney Billman

Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Grant

Honorable Mention | Runs in My Veins by Sofia Flores-Gomez

Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

MIDDLE SCHOOL

3-DIMENSIONAL

1st Place | Jeff by Madison Altman

Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton

2nd Place | The Magic of Books by Rayna Finnerty

Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine

3rd Place | Untitled by Macy Carroll

Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley

Honorable Mention | Alli by Belinda Tecpile Montano

Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette

DRAWING

1st Place | Animal Deconstructed by Jamie Shuler

Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley

2nd Place | He Drowned by Travis Compton

Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton

3rd Place | Lucy by Ariel Anderson

Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine

Honorable Mention | City in Perspective by Kaitlyn Sobocinski

Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley

MIXED MEDIA

1st Place | Abstract Queen by Jaelyn Foster

Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley

2nd Place | The World Through Peyton’s Eyes by Ellison Floyd

Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette 

3rd Place | Montreat Memories by Evans Bickford

Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette

Honorable Mention | Flowing Substance by Olivia Faris

Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton

PAINTING

1st Place | The Meditation of Despair by Haley Vincent

Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton

2nd Place | Face to Face by Kailyn Kirsch

Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette

3rd Place | Dizzy by Mariah Grant

Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine 

Honorable Mention | Mountain Scene by Morgan Marquis

Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine

JUROR | SARAH KENNEDY IRWIN

Raised in rural western Pennsylvania and in central Texas, Sarah Kennedy Irwin attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, from which she graduated with honors in 1989. Since then Sarah has lived in Georgia and Florida, most recently settling in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for many years. In all those years, she has continued painting—finding fascination in faces, artifacts and visions.

Irwin is currently the Creative Director of the Friday Arts Project, where she works to maintain the organization’s standards of creative excellence, generosity, and partnerships with regional creative heads. She is also a freelance illustrator. Within her role at the Friday Arts Project, Sarah serves as the creative director of Art Party, and she has facilitated several conferences including 2014’s Dazzle Gradually Forum, 2013’s A Place at the Table,

and 2012’s Beneath the Surface.

Her artwork has exhibited at galleries in Nacogdoches, TX, New York, NY, Long Island, NY, Rock Hill, SC, High Point, NC, and Lake City, SC. It is held in private collections, and her public commissions can be seen in Brooklyn, NY, Long Island, NY, and Portland, Oregon.

 

more info | artchickee.com
 

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Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320. 

 

The Arts Council of York County received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and EconomicSecurity (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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