• High school student in the running for national art recognition

    artsBellefonte Area High School art student Phoebe Rowland is in the running for this week’s Artist of the Week for the 10th to 12th-grade age group by Artsonia, an online student art museum.

    Visual Arts teacher Erin Welsh said her class has been using the art-sharing website this school year as a way for families and friends to view student artwork, and provide students with a digital portfolio.

    Each week, website representatives select 12 works of art per category that are put in the running for the recognition. The winning artists will received a $50 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and the art department of the winning student’s school will receive a $100 gift certificate.

    Rowland’s piece was selected – a cut paper collage portrait, Welsh said. If she receives the most votes by Feb. 3, Rowland has the chance to be this week’s Artists of the Week.

    To view the finalists and cast a vote, visit this website: Artsonia. Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD