FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jane Estes
President, Georgetown Art Works
Art Hop 2013 High School Competition on view at new Georgetown Art Center
Art in various media by talented high school students from around Texas will be exhibited at the Georgetown Art Center until December 1.
“The caliber of the work is quite impressive and worth a trip to the Center,” notes Nick Ramos, coordinator of the program.
Georgetown, Texas – November 25, 2013 – Art Hop, a juried art competition for high school students from the region, has 42 pieces of work showing at the Georgetown Art Center just off Georgetown’s historic downtown square.
Top awards in the show went to: Georgetown High School student Shelby Ragsdale with Best of Show for her photograph “One time I told Carly a joke.” First-place winners were Madalin Beavers for “Wyeth,” a two-dimensional work, Christian Montoya, for “Work with Me,” a three-dimensional piece of paper, glue and cardboard, and Clare Trent for her photograph “Coffee Break.” The exhibit showcases young artists from the area, including San Antonio and Austin, as well as Georgetown. A list of all award winners is online at the Georgetown Art Center website.
Art Hop 2013 jurors were Victoria Star Varner, M.F.A., and Professor of Art at Southwestern University, Jean Laman, M.F.A., and retired Professor at Texas State University at San Marcos and Laura Spector, Chadwick & Spector.
The juried competition was organized by Georgetown Art Works. Winners received cash awards and prizes from event sponsors Jerry’s Artarama, an art store, and Ampersand, an art supply provider, in the Austin area.
About Georgetown Art Center:
The Georgetown Art Center in Georgetown, Texas, is housed in a historical building that once was a fire house, and before that, a jail. Today it holds an exhibit gallery, a gift shop and a studio for programs and art classes– a place where art exhibits and art education are available year round. The Center’s programs are managed by Georgetown Art Works, a nonprofit organization engaged in the development and enrichment of visual arts in the community. The Georgetown Art Center, at 816 S. Main Street, is open Sunday: 1 to 5 PM and Tuesday through Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM. Admission is free.