Feb 24, 2015 9:22 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
A trio of judges had the hard work of choosing winners Tuesday in the Butte County Office of Education's first-ever Juried High School Art Show.
More than 100 entrees were submitted from schools all over the county.
They were judged by Dr. Cris Guenter, Professor of Education at CSU, Chico, Retired Oroville High School AP Art Teacher David Tamori, and Action News Now News Anchor and arts advocate Linda Watkins-Bennett.
The Visual and Performing Arts Program is new to the Office of Education.
Coordinator Nancy Silva says VAPA and the Superintendent's Juried Art Show competition are part of the effort to encourage school administrators to restore more funding for the arts.
She says it's about more than just encouraging future artists, and that all students can benefit from what they learn from creating art. "Persistence and flexibility and a sense of humor and critical thinking and problem solving ... those habits of mind, the arts engender", said Silva. She also says critical thinking skills are what employers are looking for right now.
A reception and awards ceremony is planned next week in celebration of National Youth Art Month.
The works will remain on display through the end of March at the Butte County Office of Education, on Bird Street in Oroville.
For more information visit https://www.bcoe.org/divisions/ess/arts_education##
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