Top university student artwork showcased in Gaston County Museum art show

More than a hundred parts of artwork designed by young Gaston County artists are now on display on the Gaston County Museum internet site.  

Stuart Cramer senior Molly Matthews won the 2021 edition of the Through An Artist's Eyes art show with her photography submission entitled, "Everyday."

Through An Artist’s Eyes, the museum’s annual juried art display in partnership with Gaston County Educational facilities, was recently published to the museum’s website, the place it will be displayed till May 28. The exhibit attributes do the job established by elementary, middle and superior faculty pupils who attend general public colleges in Gaston County.  

Types for submissions include painting, pictures, printmaking, sculpture, comedian art, ceramics, electronic artwork, color drawing, blended media, fiber arts, crafts and black & white drawing. 

Shayla Philpot's digital artwork submission won second place in the high school division of the Gaston County Museum's Through An Artist's Eyes art show. Philpot is in ninth grade at Highland School of Technology.

Judges awarded first, next, 3rd and honorable point out awards. Very best of Show and a Director’s Preference are given to one center and one particular large faculty scholar. A substantial college scholar who exhibits promise and excellence wins the James C. Biggers Award. 

Artwork by elementary students is not judged. 

Check out to see the artwork. 


High school: 

  • First place and Best of Show – “Day-to-day” by Molly Matthews, 12th grade at Stuart W. Cramer High  
  • Second place – Untitled digital artwork by Shayla Philpot, ninth grade at Highland Faculty of Technology 
  • Third place – “Sun and Moon” by Allison Fogg, ninth grade at Hunter Huss High 
  • Honorable point out – “Black Lives Matter” by Talya Hunn, 12th quality at Hunter Huss High 
  • Director’s Choice – “Basketball Basquiat” by Drake Lytton, 10th quality at Cherryville High  
  • James C. Larger Award – “Woman” by Maria Casanova, 11th grade  

Middle school:  

  • First place and Greatest of Show – “In My Desires” by Camilla Bonilla, seventh grade at Southwest Middle  
  • Second place – “Riley” by Janie Neagle, eighth grade at Belmont Middle  
  • 3rd put – “Gotokuji Temple” by Giana Calantropio, eighth quality at Cramerton Middle  
  • Honorable mention – “My Beloved Breakfast” by Tabitha Aylsworth, eighth quality at Cramerton Middle  
  • Director’s Decision – “Starry Starry Night” by Kaylee Rojas, seventh quality at Grier Middle 
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