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Incline High art students win top Northern Nevada awards

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline High School is excited to announce the winners for the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards regional competition.Teens from Northern Nevada recently submitted 1,100 individual pieces of art to the Nevada Museum of Art for judging. The competition was steep.Incline High is proud to say we did as well or better than many of the larger schools in our district. We submitted art work in many categories including Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Photography, Ceramics, Architecture, Film andamp; Animation and Fashion. Gold Key winning art will go on to compete in the National Scholastics Art Awards.The IHS winners of these very prestigious regional Scholastic Awards are:• Gold Keys: Kevin Wegener, Russell Conway and Lorena Pfaender.• Silver Keys: Russell Conway (2), William Cory (2) and Misha Gehring.• Honorable Mentions: Justine Nelson (portfolio and individual piece), Jordan Mullen (portfolio), William Ornburg (2), Abby Masters (2), Elizabeth Johnson, Alecia Dumonte and Sine Pornpatra. All art is judged on the following criteria: Originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice.There are three main categories of awards at the regional level:• Gold Key: Represents the highest level of achievement touching on all three criteria.• Silver Key: Work is competitive and demonstrates skill and achievement in the selected medium.• Honorable Mention: Recognizes students with artistic potential that are encouraged to continue to develop their skills and concepts.The students will be honored at the Scholastic Arts Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 Liberty Street, Reno.An exhibition scheduled March 3 through Sunday, April 1, at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno will display all Gold Key Award winning work in the individual categories. All Silver Key and Honorable Mention work will be displayed as a digital slideshow at both the Holland Project and at the Nevada Museum of Art.— This article was submitted by Ann Clark, IHS art teacher.

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