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SOBA pleased to be involved with Middle Schools’ Art Show

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Eighth graders create some amazing art and the Bluffton Community was lucky enough to view 30 pieces of the best from our local middle schools! The exhibit was on display from April 1 to May 12 with an artists’ reception on May 5 at the library hall. The schools invited the Society of Bluffton Artists to provide jurors to perform the difficult task of choosing the very best from over 100 pieces of art in the show. SOBA volunteers Jeanne McKenna, Pat Gardiner and Marianne Stillwell stepped up to the task!

SOBA judges selected: Jake Kuzia; “Self Portrait”; Pencil Drawing; HEMMS – First Place
Nicholas Parrish; “Submerged me”; Photography; River Ridge Academy- Second Place
Ryan Zimmerman; “1-pt Perspective”; Pencil; HEMMS- Third Place

People’s Choice Awards: Xochilt Godoy; “Ballerina”; Colored Pencil and Marker; HEMMS- First Place
Brenden Beck; “Lone Mustang”; Pen; River Ridge Academy- Second Place
Ryan Zimmerman; “1-pt Perspective”; Pencil; HEMMS- Third Place

Bluffton Mayor, Lisa Sulka presented the awards, and she, SOBA President Marian Sanders, and the schools’ principals spoke at the awards presentation.