Students from seven area high schools were honored on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Tryon Fine Arts Center for their incredible artistic abilities during the Showcase of Excellence reception.  

Polk County High School Visual Arts teacher Jeff Thomas and several PCHS students with their families and friends attended the reception.

Below is a list of student award winners and various photos from the event:

Drawing

1st Place – “Beetle”- Ridge Burnett

Printmaking

3rd Place – “Hidden Anguish” – Laura Packer

Mixed Media

1st Place – “Isolation” – Austin Pace

3rd Place – “The Duality of Man” – Laura Packer


Ridge Burnett’s drawing – “Beetle”
Tori Thompson’s artwork displayed above her (top row, far right)
Abigail Love’s artwork displayed beside her (bottom row, center)
“Zenomorph”- sculpture by Grant Roush