Butte County Office of Education hosts Art Show

Feb 19, 2016 10:39 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Judging took place this week for the Butte County Office of Education Superintendent's Second Annual High School Juried Art Show
This year 115 entries were submitted by art students from 14 schools.
The art was judged by Dr. Cris Guenter, Professor of Education/Art at CSU, Chico, David Tamori, artist and retired AP High School Art Teacher and Action News Now Anchor and Arts Advocate Linda Watkins-Bennett.
The criteria for judging included technical skill, visual analysis, critical thinking, and expression of artistic voice.
The pieces were submitted in six different visual arts categories.
The annual art show is held to showcase the finest student art work in Butte County.
Nancy Silva, the BCOE Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, says "Research shows that the arts actually improve student critical thinking, problem solving skills, their determination and discipline and creativity in general. All of which are skills employees are looking for in the 21st century."
award winners will be announced by County Schools Superintendent Tim Taylor during an arts reception on Thursday, March 1st at the new Butte County Superior Courthouse in Chico.
The work will remain on display Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of March, in celebration of National Youth Art Month. ###

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