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Bellefonte students take top spots in art contest

by on May 10, 2018 10:55 AM

BELLEFONTE — A senior and a freshmen from Bellefonte Area High School caught the eyes of the judges for their work in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

Megan Smith, a senior, and Isabella Corman, a freshman, took first- and second-place, respectively in the contest, according to a press release

Smith, of Bellefonte, won for her watercolor/multimedia submission titled, “Spoons.” An independent panel of judges selected Smith’s work from 39 entries, which is one of the largest groups of students to participate in Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District art competition. 
Smith’s artwork will be displayed in a special exhibit in the U.S. Capitol for one year with winners from each congressional district in the nation. She is invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. with other winners, which will take place in June.

“Congratulations to Megan on winning First Place in the annual Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition,” U.S. Rep. Thompson, R-Howard, said. “I look forward to seeing her work hang in the tunnel to the Capitol with winners from throughout the country. It truly is a phenomenal year-long exhibit. I am proud of each of the 39 contestants and I hope all those who are eligible enter this fantastic competition again next year.”

Corman was awarded second-place for her watercolor/multimedia submission titled, spoons. Clearfield ninth-grader Anna Grace Catherman took third-place for her work called, “Gypsy Glow.”

The winners were announced during an exhibit at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in DuBois.

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