Approximately 60 students and their families attended the opening of the first Reynolds Homestead Student Art Show on Friday, March 4. The show features 48 artists and 73 works of art including paintings, drawings, pottery, weaving, and more.
The show was judged by local artist Greg Arens, who said, “It was a pleasure to judge the work for the first Homestead juried student art show. There were more good pieces submitted than there were prizes, so a lot of good work will go unrecognized.”
Arens stressed that student artists should “do the best work you can, improve your skills, open your eyes to the world, and whatever art you make will be worth the effort.”
Students represent Bassett High School, Patrick County High School, Millennium Charter Academy (Mount Airy, N.C.), North Stokes High School, and Westover Christian Academy (Danville).
“I am extremely pleased with the turnout for our first student art show,” said program manager Lisa Martin. “The art teachers who worked with their students did an amazing job preparing them for the show.”
The show will be on exhibition through April 29 and visitors to the Reynolds Homestead are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.
This year’s winners are: Best in Show: Danielle Ingalls, Homeschooler, “Vernal Concern;”
Category I: painting: first place: Jasmine Fowler, Bassett High School, “Plague Doctor;” second place: Casey Shore, Bassett High School, “Angelo Meraviglioso;” third place: Ashely Hall, Bassett High School, “Bonnie Parker;”
Category II: drawing: first place: Candace Freeman, Patrick County High School, “Forbidden Love;” second place: Erin Wyatt, Westover Christian Academy, “Courageous;” third place: Katey Griffin, North Stokes High School, “Self-Portrait;”
Category III: photography: first place: Alessandra Moran, Patrick County High School, “Sundays;” second place: Lexie Mabe, North Stokes High School, “Finally, An Organized Mess;” third place: Dustin Vernon, North Stokes High School, “Nature;”
Category IV: three-dimensional: first place: Mykayla Carr, Bassett High School, “Lyrical Courage;” second place: Bre Ferguson, Bassett High School, “Tree of Knowledge;” third place: Dustin Vernon, North Stokes High School, “Elephant;”
Merit awards: Emma Hubbard, Patrick County High School, “Tints and Shades;” Haylie Holcomb, Bassett High School, “A Horse of Course;” Marissa Bryant, Bassett High School, “Moonlight;” Laurel Petrie, Millennium Charter Academy, “Faucet;” Kaitie Friedrichs, Bassett High School, “The Universe in Her Lungs;” Ashton Young, Patrick County High School, “The Different Colors of Me;”
Reynolds Homestead Award: Carina Carrick, Patrick County High School, “Dancing of the Petals.”
The Reynolds Homestead offers a special thank you to the following who made financial and volunteer contributions to ensure the success of the show: sponsors: Friends of the Reynolds Homestead, Bull Mountain Arts, and Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; and patrons Rebecca Adcock, Ursula Allen, Norma Bozenmayer, Lora Mahaffey, Lisa Martin, Melissa Martin, Pepper Martin, Janice and Kent Pendleton, Nan Speakman and Faye Wyatt.