Buford High junior Daphne Noegel and Indian Land High senior Shea Rodgers are this year’s 2015 District Purchase Award winners.
“These are certainly fine pieces of art, and we are very impressed with your talent,” board chair Bobby Parker said during the Purchase Award presentation during the May 19 board meeting. “We salute you both for your commitment to your art and wish you the best of luck as you continue to develop your talents.”
Each year, the district selects a 2-D artwork and a 3-D artwork from the Youth Art Month Competition as Purchase Award winners.
The artists each receive a check for $75, and their artworks are displayed in the district office.
Noegel won the 2015 Youth Art Show Best of Show 2-D for her detailed, life-sized self-portrait in pencil. She also won first place in last year’s show.
Noegel credits her art teacher, Sydney Hinson, for pushing her to create the pencil drawing and for giving her the freedom to create the work.
Rodgers won the 2015 Youth Art Show Best of 3-D for his wheel-thrown earthenware with low-fire commercial glaze.
Rodgers also says his art teacher, Brian Schauer, inspired him to create new colors in his glazes and challenged him to throw the 24-inch tall vase.