Two OMHS Art Students Win All Possible Awards at District

Two OMHS Art Students Win All Possible Awards at District


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Recently, the district level competition for art took place including students from Hoover City, Shelby County, and Vestavia Hills. The competition was titled The Visual Arts Achievement Program Show, and included two of our school’s students, Sara Grace B and Sarah H. Both students submitted pieces into the painting classification, and both were awarded the only two awards they could have possibly won. Sarah H, student of Mrs. Ashley Lemley, won an Honorable Mention. Sara Grace Br, student of Mrs. Nicole McKinney, won first place. Sara’s painting has gone on to hang in the Alabama Artist Gallery Exhibit in Montgomery where it will be displayed and competed against at the state level competion.

The Visual Arts Achievement Program is a group associated with state council of the arts. They promote art in school, provide scholarships, and much more. They provide local and state recognition for student achievement.

Mrs. McKinney’s student, Sara Grace B, painted a large mountain bass in the foreground, and fishermen in the background. She titled it, “The One That Didn’t Get Away”.
“She does lots of contrast. She does awesome work. She’ll never do something and not finish completely; she doesn’t do anything halfway,” Mrs. McKinney says on why she believes Sara Grace did so well.

Congratulations to both students on their achievements and good luck to Sara Grace at the state level show!

Update: Congratulations to Sara Grace B. for winning Best of Painting at the State Level for the Visual Arts Achievement Program. The painting is currently on display in the Alabama Artist Gallery Exhibit in Montgomery. She will be honored, along with other participants throughout the state, on April 25th at an awards ceremony and gallery tour.