Organizing and Celebrating Scholastics!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Not only do we have our first online gallery of the WNC Regional Scholastics Exhibition online through Facebook but we also present to you a taste of the exhibition currently up in the Pack Place Community Gallery. See some behind the scenes moments and meet some of the artists!
Want to see art by students in Western North Carolina? The exhibition is only on display until February 14th! And it is FREE.

Staying organized in the Studio: Students from 20 WNC Counties drop off their work at the Asheville Art Museum, the regional representative for the Scholastic Art Awards. An array of local artists are asked to judge the artwork.

Hanging the Show: The Pack Place Community Gallery is a Free gallery in the front of Pack Place, which hosts the winning pieces every year. The Museum regularly sends 20 to 25 gold award recipients’ work on to the National Scholastic Art Competition.

Celebrating with Award Winners and Guests: The regional award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Diana Wortham Theatre. Visitors come to see the show, including students from Smoky Mountain High School who came to celebrate the show together with teacher Gayle Woody!

Images from top left: Emily Ashe,
Cathedral, Silver Key Award, Category: Printmaking; Sofia Peretti, Oz, Silver Key Award, Category: Sculpture; Carolina Karasinski, The Love Vase, Honorable Mention, Category:Ceramics & Glass; Ricky Phuong, City Of Lights, Honorable Mention, Category: Painting; Alicia Fowler, Buddah Sculpture, Silver Key Award, Category: Painting

The Asheville Art Museum is proud of all of the participants, teachers and parents of the 2010 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Don’t miss this show!