Shorecrest student takes top honors at State Youth Art Month Exhibit

Friday, March 10, 2017

Open World
oil painting by Sue Ellen Zhang

Shorecrest student Sue Ellen Zhang took home the top honors at the 2017 Washington State Youth Art Month Student Exhibit.

Her oil painting “Open World” won the contest’s Best of Show Award. The award comes with a $,1500 cash prize for the student and $2,000 worth of art supplies for their art teacher. Her art teacher at Shorecrest is Laura King.

Zhang’s painting will be on display at the Schack Art Center (2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett) through March 30.

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. The National Art Education Association, as a national sponsor through The Council for Art Education, administers the program at the national level, and Washington Art Education Association administers the program at the state level.

The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences, including: problem-solving, creativity, observation and communication.


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