Student Art Show winners announced

Work by Jennifer Castro, of Bassett High School, “Hushed,” was named Best in Show during the 5th annual Student Art Show at the Reynolds Homestead. The show includes submissions from 159 artists in grades 6-19 and more 230 pieces.

The 5th annual Student Art Show opened on Sunday, March 8 to over 100 students, teachers, parents, and friends, who came out to celebrate Student Art Month. This year’s show has submissions from 13 schools, including 159 artists in grades 6-19 and over 230 pieces on exhibition.

Participating schools include North Stokes High School, Surry Central High School, and Millennium Charter Academy in North Carolina, along with Patrick County, Bassett, Martinsville, and Magna Vista high schools in Virginia. Middle and elementary schools in Virginia participating were Blue Ridge Elementary, Hardin Reynolds Memorial, Stuart Elementary, Meadows of Dan Elementary, Martinsville Middle and Laurel Park Middle schools. Homeschool students were also eligible to participate.

The exhibition will remain on display through Friday, April 17.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


2020 Reynolds Homestead Student Art Show Winners:


Best Emerging Artist:  $25 –  Tillee Hauser, Stuart Elementary School, “Trash to Treasure,”  Recycled Sculpture”


Best in Show:  $60 – Jennifer Castro, Bassett High School, “Hushed,” Charcoal


“Space Harpy” by Elizabeth Luckado, of Patrick County High School, won 2nd place in the Painting and Mixed Media category. The exhibition was scheduled to remain on display in the Reynolds Homestead through Friday, April 17. The Homestead is closed at least through March 30.

Painting and Mixed Media


1st Place – $40 – Patience Scott, Magna Vista High School, “A$AP Rocky,” Acrylic

2nd Place – $30 – Elizabeth Luckado, Patrick County High School, “Space Harpy,” Mixed Media

3rd Place – $20 – Joshua Marion, Surry Central High School, “For All the Children,” Acrylic on Slides



1st Place – $40 – Joseph Giles, Magna Vista High School, “The Stage Is Set,” Colored Pencil

2nd Place – $30 – Madison Ross, Bassett High School, “She,” Pencil

3rd Place – $20 – Elizabeth Smith, Magna Vista High School, “Flower Boy,” Colored Pencil



1st Place – $40 – Alexis Morgan, North Stokes High School, “Lexi,” Digitally edited photography

2nd Place – $30 – Emma Bingman, North Stokes High School, “Yellowstone Geothermal Pool,” Photography

3rd Place – $20 – Quentin Lingerfelt, North Stokes High School, “Space,” Photography


Three Dimensional

1st Place – $40 – Rose George-Ambrocia, Bassett High School, “The Me Inside of Me,” Mixed Media

2nd Place – $30 – Ivet Sanchez, Millennium Charter Academy, “Bird Man,” Clay

3rd Place – $20 – Laken Creed, Surry Central High School, “Lap Loom Weaving,” Fiber


Merit Awards – $15 each

Ella Hazelwood, Stuart Elementary School, “Sunrise Glory,” Photography

Bryan Clark, Stuart Elementary School, “Checkers Set,” Woodworking

Caesar Kamari Draper, Martinsville Middle School, “Sky High Chandelier,” Glass

Hannah Ferguson, Magna Vista High School, “Privacy,” Colored Pencil

Cory Osborne, Magna Vista High School, “The Wild,” Colored Pencil

Layne Stone, North Stokes High School, “A Wonderful View,” Drawing

Evan Pruitt, Magna Vista High School, “Stop,” Colored Pencil

Alexis Cox, Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, “Midnight Colors,” Acrylic

Emma Pendleton, Homeschool, “Dilly Joe,” Pencil


Bull Mountain Artist Award – $25

Maria Vasquez-Chavez, Bassett High School, “Untitled,” Graphite


Purchase Awards

Alexis Morgan, North Stokes High School, “Lexi,” Photography

Reili Moran, Stuart Elementary School, “Afternoon Snack,” Photography

Brandy Gregory, Stuart Elementary School, “The Arctic,” Acrylic










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