Barton College honors artists

March 3, 2013 

Local Gold Key winners in this year’s Scholastic Art Awards were honored at a ceremony last month at Barton College, the national awards program’s sponsor for the Eastern/Central N.C. region.

Several students from the Triangle received further named awards at the ceremony.

The Barton College Award went to Aliza Weintraub, a senior at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh. The N.C. Art Education Association Award was given to Christina Gibbons, a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. Blair Torres, also a Cardinal Gibbons senior, earned the N.C. Student Excellence Award. She was also one of five nominees for the American Vision Award (Best of Show).

The Emerging Vision Award went to Ally Majestic, an eighth-grader at Cardinal Gibbons, and Blick Art Materials donated a $200 merchandise voucher to her teacher, Michael Burroughs, as part of the award.

The honorees’ artwork was displayed at Barton College, in Wilson, for most of February. The regional winners’ work next will be judged in New York for the national level of the competition.

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