Valley students win top honors |

Valley students win top honors

Staff Reports
'The Vision,' by Ashley Benlley.
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Award winning artwork by Douglas High School and Carson Valley Middle School student artists is on display at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno through March 29.

The artwork was recently judged at the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art.

Out of more than 1,000 entries, Carson Valley students won 160 awards, the most among the Northern Nevada schools participating in the competition.

The students entered pieces in digital art, sculpture, photography, screen printing, drawing and painting, ceramics, and mixed media.

Fifty-two students won gold keys awards, the highest honor given, and their pieces will move on to the national Scholastic Art judging.

Tomi Souder’s photograph “Through My Eyes,” and Taylor Arthur’s photograph “Gentleman’s Room,” were selected as American Visions nominees, signifying that they were among the five “Best in Show.”

Their photos will be shown on a large scale as the flagship images for this year’s show at both the Holland Project Gallery, and at the Nevada Museum of Art, where an awards ceremony will be held on Thursday.

All gold key pieces will be on display at the Holland Project Gallery, and the silver key and honorable mention pieces will be shown as part of large-screen slide show.