BIG STONE GAP — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park has announced student winners of its annual True Art Showcase & Children’s Contest. The artwork of K-12 students and area adult artists is on display at the museum through Oct. 21. Regular admission rates apply.
True Art was named in honor of James True, the first curator of the museum.
The True Art Children’s Contest asked area students to submit entries reflecting this year’s theme, “Sounds of Southwest Virginia,” and was open to students in grades K-12. More than 100 entries were judged, resulting in first-, second- and third-place winners in grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Grades 3-5 winners, all of Weber City Elementary School, are: Blake Gray, first place; Madison Carter, second place; and Cody Ketron, third place.
Grades 6-8 winners, all of L.B. Addington Middle School in Wise, are: Jessica Kennedy, first place; Rachel Bailey, second place; and Josh Harding, third place.
Grades 9-12 winners are: Union High School’s Alyssa Mabe, first place; Danielle Fuller of Haysi High School, second place; and Ahliyah Gavin of Union High School, third place.
True Art was established to showcase the talent and creativity of the region’s artists, and this year work from the following artists are also on display through Oct. 21: Vedis Barker, Adam Barnette, David Barton, Carol R. Brown, Jane Carlton, John Anthony Doan, Lisa Davis, Alice Harrington, Michelle Honeycutt, Stephen D. Martin, Candace Miller, Carol Moore, Patsy Osborne, Anita Schwessinger, Gina Seymour, Zane Stone, Taylin Valentin and Sandy Yun.