Winners of 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People

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GRAHAM – The winners were announced for the 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People, a juried contest for middle and high school students, on March 21 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St.  The exhibit will remain on display through May 3  in the Sister Galleries.

Winners in the High School category were: Rachel Melvin, Southern Alamance High School, “Squirrel”, 1st Place, Digital Photography; Mallory Harrelson, Southern Alamance High School, “Donkeys”, 2nd Place, Digital Photography; Hailey Thorp, Southern Alamance High School, “Rose”, 3rd Place, Digital Photography;  Ashley Allen, Graham High School, “Throughout the Eyes”, 1st Place, Black & White Photography;  Valerie Troxler, Walter M. Williams High School, “Sadie”, 1st Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Rhiana Barnes, River Mill Academy, “Details in Shoe Design”, 2nd Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Marlayna Merrill, River Mill Academy, “Paper Bags in Graphite”, 3rd Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Dylan Horton, Western Alamance High School, “Simple Still Life”, 1st Place, Oil Painting;  Carson Talley, River Mill Academy, “Tar Heel”, 1st Place, Stained Glass;  Ydalis Guiterrez, Eastern Alamance High School, “Wobi-Sabi Wonky”, 1st Place, Functional Ceramics;  Abby Thomas, Walter M. Williams High School, “Cupcake Box”, 2nd Place, Functional Ceramics;  Ryan Catalano, Eastern Alamance High School, “Tea for Fido”, 3rd Place, Functional Ceramics;  Jessica Boyles, Eastern Alamance High School, “Ocean Dweller”, 1st Place, Non Functional Ceramics;  Akela Morrison, Eastern Alamance High School, “Crowned”, 2nd Place, Non Functional Ceramics;  Mallory Harrelson, Southern Alamance High School, “Lola”, 3rd Place, Non Functional Ceramics;  Ellie Richardson, The Burlington School, “Mardi Gras”, 1st Place, Acrylic Painting;  Rose Xiao, Walter M. Williams High School, “Distorted”, 2nd Place, Acrylic Painting;  Maddie Reece, The Burlington School, “Tennis”, 3rd place Acrylic Painting;  Eli Wells, Walter M. Williams High School, “Untitled”, 1st Place, Charcoal Drawing;  Alec Duffy, Walter M. Williams High School, “Shadow”, 2nd Place, Charcoal Drawing;  Margot Ward, Burlington Christian Academy, “Jazz Man”, 3rd place, Charcoal Drawing;  Spenser Jennings, River Mill Academy, “Music and Movement”, 1st Place, Crayon/Marker Drawing;  Carly West, Burlington Christian Academy, “Melodrama”, 2nd Place, Crayon/Marker Drawing;  Kate Moss, Walter M. Williams High School, “Blue Dogs”, 3rd Place, Crayon/Marker Drawing;  Emma Whitfield, Southern Alamance High School, “Deep Thought”, 1st Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Anahi Perez, Graham High School, “Deranged”, 2nd Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Kameran Warren, Western Alamance High School, “Voices”, 3rd Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Silvia Portillo Rojas, Southern Alamance High School, “Scatter”, 1st Place, Mixed Media 3D/Books;  Haven Amick, Walter M. Williams High School, “My Art Book”, 2nd Place, Mixed Media 3D/Books;  Katherine Hernandez, Walter M. Williams High School, “Feeling Blue”, 3rd Place, Mixed Media 3D/Books;  Nathan Yarborough, Burlington Christian Academy, “Edgy, Quirky UWU”, 1st Place, Pen/Ink Drawing;  Kennedy Madren, Burlington Christian Academy, “Bikestand”, 2nd Place, Pen/Ink Drawing;  Kristen Warren, Graham High School, “Peace and Serenity”, 3rd Place, Pen/Ink Drawing;  Mary Lee Hayes, Burlington Christian Academy, “Daisy”, 3rd Place, Pen/Ink Drawing;  Rhiana Barnes, River Mill Academy, “Eagle’s Glory”, 1st Place, Foil Paper Etching;  Matthew Horvath, River Mill Academy, “Koala Study”, 2nd Place, Foil Paper Etching;  Avery Marrs, River Mill Academy, “Big Cat”, 3rd Place, Foil Paper Etching;  Melissa Heim, Southern Alamance High School, “Skelett”, 1st Place, Graphite Drawing;  Kaleigh Farrell, Burlington Christian Academy, “Reaching”, 2nd Place, Graphite Drawing;  Erin Isley, Burlington Christian Academy, “The Source”, 3rd Place, Graphite Drawing;  Kaelah Shields, Southern Alamance High School, “Belonging”, 1st Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Tam Le, Walter M. Williams High School, “Mountaintops”, 2nd Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Zoe Mixon, Burlington Christian Academy, “Purple Reign”, 3rd Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Rachel Melvin, Southern Alamance High School, “Wire Glove”, 1st Place, Sculpture;  Jesse Duncan, Southern Alamance High School, “Bench Press”, 2nd Place, Sculpture;  Hector Cruz, Hugh M. Cummings High School, “Decorative Basket with Lid”, 3rd Place, Sculpture;  Tessa Wells, Walter M. Williams High School, “Spike”, 3rd Place, Sculpture;  Jacqueline Murray, Southern Alamance High School, “Dream Home”, 1st Place, Printmaking;  Denisse Quinonez Arellano, Southern Alamance High School, “Paradise”, 2nd Place, Printmaking;  Denisse Quinonez Arellano, Southern Alamance High School, “Youth”, 3rd Place, Printmaking;  Valerie Mason, Graham High School, “Midnight Moon”, 1st Place, Scratchboard Drawing;  Kaylynn Stanley, Eastern Alamance High School, “Fierce”, 2nd Place, Scratchboard Drawing;  Raul Bautista Perez, Graham High School, “Mommy and I”, 3rd Place, Scratchboard Drawing;  Lillie Overman, Burlington Christian Academy, “Seymour the Sheep”, 1st Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing;  Alec Duffy, Walter M. Williams High School, “Curled Cat”, 2nd Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing;  Jaylyn Kiensler, Graham High School, “Gucci”, 3rd Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing.

Winners in the Middle School category were: Kaitlyn Colon, The Burlington School, “Cupcakes”, 1st Place, Acrylic Painting;  Anaya Thomas, The Burlington School, “McDonald’s”, 1st Place, Acrylic Painting;  Taylor Jones, The Burlington School, “Old Mill, 2nd Place, Acrylic Painting;  Kaitlyn Colon, The Burlington School, “Dog”,  2nd Place, Acrylic Painting;  Landon Parker, The Burlington School, “Tiger”, 3rd Place, Acrylic Painting;  Elizabeth Davis, The Burlington School, “Still Life”, 3rd Place, Acrylic Painting;  Alex Avalos, Turrentine Middle School, “Garden Gnome”, 1st Place, Non Functional Ceramics;  Faith Vance, Woodlawn Middle School, “The Fall”, 1st Place, Charcoal/Graphite Drawing;  Erin Walton, Woodlawn Middle School, “Condor”, 2nd Place, Charcoal/Graphite Drawing;  Mary Alice Massey, The Burlington School, “Mouse Hole”, 3rd Place,  Charcoal/Graphite Drawing;  Karsyn Johnson, Woodlawn Middle School, “Firefall”,1st Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Ethan Weist, River Mill Academy, “Catopoly Game”, 2nd Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Olivia   Hancock, Western Middle School, “Sorry, This is Too Beautiful”, 3rd Place, Mixed Media 2D;  Erin Walton, Woodlawn Middle School, “Macaron”, 1st Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing;  Adrianna Glancy, Woodlawn Middle School, “Ice Cream”, 2nd Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing;  Lillie Byrd, Woodlawn Middle School, “Donut”, 3rd Place, Oil/Chalk Pastel Drawing;  Andrew Roney, Alamance Christian School, “Portrait of Luke”, 1st Place, Digital Photography;  Mia Brown, Alamance Christian School, “A Blooming Spirit”, 2nd Place, Digital Photography;  Hope Davis, Alamance Christian School, “American Flag”, 3rd Place, Digital Photography;  Ava Wright, Turrentine Middle School, “Two Fish”, 1st Place, Printmaking;  Landon Koon, Woodlawn Middle School, “Dot Fox”, 1st Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Gracyn Justice, Woodlawn Middle School, “The Beach”, 2nd Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Payton Janeshak, Turrentine Middle School, “Cubism”, 3rd Place, Watercolor/Tempera Painting;  Saona Wilcox, River Mill Academy, “Horse Geometry”, 1st Place, Pencil Drawing;  Dulcee Antunez-Calvo, Broadview Middle School, “Dagger of Love”, 2nd Place, Pencil Drawing;  Abby Hester, Alamance Christian School, “Self-Portrait”, 2nd Place, Pencil Drawing;  Natalie Garrett, Turrentine Middle School, “Still-Life Vase”, 3rd Place, Pencil Drawing;  Olivia Hancock, Western Middle School, “Skeletal Remains”, 3rd Place, Pencil Drawing;  Mason Tanner, Woodlawn Middle School, “Cinema”, 1st Place, Colored Pencil Drawing;  Dulcee Antunez-Calvo, Broadview Middle School, “Angie: Spirit Animal”, 2nd Place, Colored Pencil Drawing;  Garrett Van Nostrand, Alamance Christian School, “Climbing Up”, 1st Place, Sculpture;  Kaylee Jefferies, Alamance Christian School, “Flower Hand”, 2nd Place, Sculpture;  Jewel Florence, Alamance Christian School, “Unicorn Hand”, 3rd Place, Sculpture.

Best in Show High School winner was Kenzie Talhelm, Walter M. Williams High School, “Untitled”, Charcoal Drawing and Best in Show Middle School winner was Melanie Hunt, The Burlington School, “WWII”, Acrylic Painting.

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