Weekend of Art

Story By Juan Garcia | Photo By Stephany Garcia

After all the hard work and time put into creating a piece of art, two of Madison’s students, Courtney Davis and Madison Fischnar advanced to state after competing at the V.A.S.E., Visual Art Scholastic Event, regional competition this past Saturday.

“I was really excited,” senior Courtney Davis said. “It is my first piece going to state.”

Davis submitted an acrylic painting of two average birds and one standout red cardinal on canvas mounted on a board. Fischnar submitted a pendant and an earring made of moon stone.

“I was very very happy [when I heard Courtney won],” art teacher Melissa Wittman said. “It was a beautiful piece of work.”

State competition will take place in Houston on Apr. 8-9. However the V.A.S.E. competition was not the only place were an art student won big.

This past Sunday, Clif Tinker’s student Hanna Lee received $7950 in college scholarship money after selling her drawing of a goat at the Western Art Auction. She was one of the 25 students to be named first place.

This weekend turned out to be the best felt weekend for all art teachers and students.

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