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Final week to enjoy the Cumberland County High School Juried Art Show at The Arts Center

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – Nearing the conclusion of Youth Art Month (March), this is the final week to enjoy over 100 incredible art pieces on display at the Cumberland County High School Juried Art Show (CCHSJAS) ending Saturday, April 1, 2023, at The Arts Center, 301 Hay Street in Downtown Fayetteville. The exhibit is free and open for public viewing.

Editorial by the Arts Council Marketing Department

The Visual Arts Teachers at each of the Cumberland County High Schools submitted artwork created by 9th through 12th grade students categorized in various mediums such as drawings, paintings, 3D/sculptures, multimedia, and digital/photography. In partnership with the Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County, coordinators reviewed all of the submissions to select the art pieces that would be on display and celebrated by the community in a professional, gallery-style art exhibition. In addition, students are granted the opportunity to sell their artwork to interested patrons during the exhibit.

In each category, guest jurors voted for first ($100), second ($75), and third ($50) place winners:

Drawing: 1st Place (tie)

“Tired Eye” by Jade Carrol

Jack Britt High School

Drawing: 1st Place (tie)

“Glower Heart” by Jack Hart

South View High School

Painting: 1st Place

“Drenched” by Thien Nguyen

Cape Fear High School

3D/Sculptures: 1st Place

“My Safe Place” by Alexandra Fuller

Pine Forest High School

Multimedia: 1st Place

“A Way Out” by Grace Guevarra

Seventy-First High School

Digital/Photography: 1st Place

“Portrait Of A Girl” by Asha Sheikh

Cape Fear High School

Arts education offers students a safe space to do what they love... to EXPLORE and CREATE the arts without boundaries or prejudices! The CCHSJAS continues to inspire 9th through 12th grade students to not only explore their artistic talents, but to value their work and potentially excel in a rewarding career as an artist, arts educator, or arts administrator. Each of the Visual Arts Teachers at the Cumberland County High Schools are recognized for their dedication to building the next generation of artists:

Morgan Bullard, Cape Fear High School

Norman Smith, Douglas Byrd High School

Saige Stermin, E.E. Smith High School

Kris Williams, Gray’s Creek High School

Arnold Middleton, Jack Britt High School

Manuela Smith, Pine Forest High School

Veronda Jones, Reid Ross High School

Matthew Marinaro, Seventy-First High School

Erika Sieg, South View High School

Kara Walter, Terry Sanford High School

Jessica Dickerson, Cape Fear High School

Jennifer Southard, Douglas Byrd High School

Danielle Sneed, Gray’s Creek High School

John Kaiser, Jack Britt High School

Elizabeth DeGraff, Massey Hill High School

Terri Welsh, Pine Forest High School

Robert Hudson, Seventy-First High School

Lorraine Hardman, South View High School

Tiara Siner, Terry Sanford High School

Namera Graybeal, Westover High School

“I am most excited about the art intake process,” said Carla Crenshaw, Director of Arts Education at Cumberland County Schools. “Seeing the remarkable talent of the students is so fulfilling. Encouraging these students to be art leaders of the future will truly make an impact in our community.”

The CCHSJAS is presented by Cumberland County Schools and supported by the Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County, and by the N.C. Arts Council.


About the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County

The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS. As a primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural, and historical activities in the Cape Fear Region, all affiliated programs of the Arts Council exemplify our 5 core values: Excellence, Accountability, Transparency, Collaborations, and Innovation.

In the year 2021-22, the Arts Council distributed almost $1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities.

Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.


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