Two Bel Air Elementary students are winners in the state PTA Reflections Art contest.
Fifth-grader Abigail Folk placed first in the state in the visual arts category and her art will be sent on to the national contest. Second-grader Sara Bills placed fourth in the visual arts category in the state contest.
The theme for the contest was "Diversity Means ..."
Submitted Photo - - From left, Bel Air second-grader Sara Bills, fourth-grader Trevor Bills and fifth-graders Cody Burke, Rylie Webb, Kendra Hunt and Abigail Folk submitted artwork to the state PTA Reflections art contest. Abigail and Sara both placed at state.
Submitted Photo - - Artwork by Sara Bill won fourth place in the state PTA Reflections art contest. Sara’s art is entitled “Culture Pup.” She wrote that “Diversity Means: Different cultures, different flags, different foods, different decorations and languages, traditions and holidays, looks, hair and clothes and toys. I was representing all of the flags because it was the first thing I thought of. Dogs all over the world!”
Each student was required to give a statement about what diversity means. The criterion for judging included interpretation of theme, artistic merit/creativity and mastery of medium. The rules state that a "well developed concept is more important than technique. Entries will be judged primarily on well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme."
Awards will be presented at a state banquet on March 27 in Fargo.