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High school students create ‘Vision’

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017

2016 Best of Show winner “Key to Heart,” an acrylic painting by Morgan Vineyard, a senior at Bandon High School

Student show with Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation runs through April 8 at CAM

Until April 8, Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting VISION 2017, its annual high school art competition, underwritten by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Coastal high schools as well as high schools in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties have submitted entries.

The competition, consisting of drawings, paintings, etchings, mixed media, ceramics and photography, will be on display in all upstairs galleries at Coos Art Museum.

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC) presented the VISION 2017 awards to 19 students in a ceremony for the winners, their families and their high school teachers on Feb. 24.

The 2016 Best of Show winner was “Key to Heart,” an acrylic painting by Morgan Vineyard, a senior at Bandon High School.

The 2016 First Place went to “Hayley Williams,” digital media by Dayle Bivens, a senior at Bandon High School.

The 2016 Second Place went to “Surfaces,” a photograph by Sarah Sax, a junior at Pacific High School.

VISION 2017 “Best of Show”, first and second place winners received both cash purchase awards and a two-year tuition waiver to attend SOCC. First through fourth places for each grade level received cash awards.

2017 winners were announced after this publication went to print.

For more information on VISION 2017, contact the SOCC Foundation by email foundation@socc.edu, or call 1-800-962-2838, ext. 7211, or log onto www.socc.edu/foundation.

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco U.S. Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay.

The museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Museum admission is $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, and free to museum members.

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