Taft High School artist earns ‘Best of Show’

Kati Pina of Taft High School earned Best of Show honors for her entry, “Katy Perry.” Pina’s work was awarded first place for her entry, “Waitress” in the Drawing/Pencil category. Last year, Pina earned first place for her pencil drawing and first place for her colored drawing. Ten area high schools participated in the annual art competition. The award-winning student work is currently on display in the Simon Michael Art Gallery in Coastal Bend College’s Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building in Beeville. The show will run through March 11. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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High school students’ works on exhibit at Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College’s annual High School Art Competition submissions are on exhibit at the Simon Michael Art Gallery on the Beeville campus. More than 60 pieces were entered in 11 categories to be judged by CBC’s art faculty. First, second, third and honorable mention honors were awarded in each section of the juried contest. One overall winner – best of show – was chosen. Justin Alvarez of Taft High School earned Best of Show for a pencil drawing titled “Eagle.” Winners are considered for visual arts scholarships or dorm scholarships at Coastal Bend College.

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