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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | June 15, 1994
A country scene full of sunshine and gentle summer breezes took first place in the 1994 Maryland You Are Beautiful Senior Fine Arts Competition in Carroll County.Kenneth I. Nerim Sr., 68, painted "Wash Day at Grandma's" from a slide he took of a farm near his Sykesville home. With his brushes, he gave the scene movement. A soft wind whispers through green, gold fields and tugs gently at the linens hanging on a line in the summer sun."The judges said this picture has an incredible sense of movement," said Hilary Hatfield, director of the Carroll County Arts Council.
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March 4, 2014
Super Art Fight, a live art competition full of characters, storytelling and witty commentary, is coming home this weekend to celebrate its 100th show. It's where Kelsey Wailes, 23, will be defending her title as champion. The concept is simple: Artists go through a series of bouts in which they have 25 minutes to compete using an array of pre-chosen themes until the audience deems one champion. There is a twist, however, as participants are allowed, and encouraged, to "attack" each other's art. Super Art Fight has even grown to be a nationwide event, traveling throughout America for shows.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | September 21, 2012
When 18-year-old Laura Ryan entered the 31st Annual Congressional Art Competition, she wanted to make a statement with her artwork. “Each section represents a different person,” says Ryan of her oil painting, “Unity,” which was selected to represent the 7th Congressional District. “The point was to show that even though we're different people from different places, we still unify into one face.” Every spring since 1982, the Congressional Institute has sponsored a nationwide art competition for high school students.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | September 21, 2012
When 18-year-old Laura Ryan entered the 31st Annual Congressional Art Competition, she wanted to make a statement with her artwork. “Each section represents a different person,” says Ryan of her oil painting, “Unity,” which was selected to represent the 7th Congressional District. “The point was to show that even though we're different people from different places, we still unify into one face.” Every spring since 1982, the Congressional Institute has sponsored a nationwide art competition for high school students.
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March 4, 2014
Super Art Fight, a live art competition full of characters, storytelling and witty commentary, is coming home this weekend to celebrate its 100th show. It's where Kelsey Wailes, 23, will be defending her title as champion. The concept is simple: Artists go through a series of bouts in which they have 25 minutes to compete using an array of pre-chosen themes until the audience deems one champion. There is a twist, however, as participants are allowed, and encouraged, to "attack" each other's art. Super Art Fight has even grown to be a nationwide event, traveling throughout America for shows.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
Standing at her easel on the bridge over the Patapsco River at the base of Ellicott City's historic Main Street, Sam Alger was pleased with the visual elements of the scene she'd staked out earlier in the summer. Arched stone B&O Railroad overpass? Check. Dappled water with lazy interplay of light and shadow? Check. Cool shade on her back? Not so much. She hadn't anticipated the relentless rays of sunshine when she picked a spot to paint, but two out of three wasn't too bad. As she brought the landscape to life in oil paint last Sunday morning, the Longfellow Elementary School art teacher said jokingly that at least she wouldn't have to worry about turning in a still-wet entry to "Paint It!
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February 1, 2002
Metzler's Garden Center, 10342 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, will hold its first Edible Art Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Contestants from local schools will create edible art with a floral theme. Each school will have its own exhibition area, and parents, friends and others can vote for their favorite entries. The winning school will receive a prize from Metzler's. Judges will select works for first, second and third prizes. Information: 410-997-8133.
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July 29, 2007
Everyday scenes of Havre de Grace will be the subject of the plein air paintings created by artists selected to compete in the second annual Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition from Wednesday through Saturday. The competition is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace. En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air," used to describe painting in an outside environment rather than in a studio. Artists were selected to compete by juror Jacqueline Baldini of Niagara Falls, Ontario, director and founder of the International Plein Air Painting Organization.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
Western High School's Lekelia "Kiki" Jenkins won a gold medal for playwrighting in an "Olympics of the Mind" sponsored by the NAACP last year.Yesterday, she turned her pen to poetry for the 16th annual "Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics" competition at Mervo High School near Baltimore's Lake Montebello.The contest gathered more than 100 students from 50 metro area high schools who competed in categories from oil painting to architecture to computer science.The best of them -- gold, silver, and bronze medal winners to be announced at a May 12 banquet -- will go on to national finals this year in Indianapolis.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 16, 2001
THE BURKE FAMILY Singers, consisting of relatives of Patuxent Valley Middle School Principal Sterlind S. Burke, will again offer a free gospel concert at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the school. The annual concert, a tradition for the Burke family, is becoming the official opening of the holiday season in our community. The family has offered a holiday performance ever since Burke became principal at the Jessup school. His extended family drove in from out of state to join him for Thanksgiving and decided to offer the concert at the same time.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Three area artists, including a beatboxer, an improvisational performance artist who accompanies herself on the cello and a former city worker whose wry sensibilities are reflected in drawings he occasionally collects in limited-edition booklets, are the recipients of this year's $25,000 Baker Artist Awards. The winners, announced during a Maryland Public Television special that aired Tuesday night, were Audrey Chen, 34, who uses her cello and voice, plus electronics, to challenge her audience with distinctive, and unique, sound compositions; Gary Kachadourian, 53, for 22 years an employee of Baltimore's Office of Promotion & The Arts, whose murals, three-dimensional drawings and wall paintings include such subjects as foam board, bushes and his own bald spot; and Shodekeh, 33, a beatboxer and vocal percussionist able to mimic diverse sounds, who has worked with a wide range of performers, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and singer Prudence Mabenha, subject of the Oscar-winning short film "Music by Prudence.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
Standing at her easel on the bridge over the Patapsco River at the base of Ellicott City's historic Main Street, Sam Alger was pleased with the visual elements of the scene she'd staked out earlier in the summer. Arched stone B&O Railroad overpass? Check. Dappled water with lazy interplay of light and shadow? Check. Cool shade on her back? Not so much. She hadn't anticipated the relentless rays of sunshine when she picked a spot to paint, but two out of three wasn't too bad. As she brought the landscape to life in oil paint last Sunday morning, the Longfellow Elementary School art teacher said jokingly that at least she wouldn't have to worry about turning in a still-wet entry to "Paint It!
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
Lee Kenny has always fancied himself an artist. It took an energy drink to get his creative aspirations off the ground. Two years ago, Kenny, a house painter from Pasadena, had plenty of work, a great girlfriend and a gratifyingly busy life. But a strange idea possessed him. He wanted to build a flying machine and see if he could get it in the air. "I had the design finished," says Kenny, who hoped to enter his creation in a mock aviation contest. "It would be shaped like a jet and have removable wings.
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July 29, 2007
Everyday scenes of Havre de Grace will be the subject of the plein air paintings created by artists selected to compete in the second annual Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition from Wednesday through Saturday. The competition is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace. En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air," used to describe painting in an outside environment rather than in a studio. Artists were selected to compete by juror Jacqueline Baldini of Niagara Falls, Ontario, director and founder of the International Plein Air Painting Organization.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | December 3, 2006
For Michelangelo and Bernini, marble inspired masterpiece sculptures. But for three Carroll County high school students, tin boxes, a vinyl record, hundreds of paper clips and glue guns did the trick. Those materials and other objects scrounged up and scouted for in basements and friends' junk piles were among the winning entries in a recent state sculpture competition hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore. The "Rethink Recycling" contest, now in its fifth year, serves as one way the department recognizes America Recycles Day - Nov. 15 - a national campaign that encourages Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2004
Walking the halls at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Principal Joseph Freed stops every few feet to point out a drawing or painting and list the honors its artist has won. There is the sketch, meticulously detailed, of the school boiler room, and there is the painting of a woman in a bathtub. The artists were both national award winners. The Towson magnet high school has long been viewed as an artistic powerhouse. Yesterday, that reputation was solidified with the announcement that seven of 25 finalists in a national visual arts competition are Carver students -- a feat that competition organizers said is unprecedented.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 2001
Twelve western Howard County students advanced to the state level in the countywide Reflections Program on Jan. 25. Participating Howard students received their awards at a ceremony at River Hill High School. The Reflections Program, sponsored by the national and local PTAs, was started in 1969 by then-Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson. The contest gives students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and as a way to express their creativity. It also offers a chance for their work to be recognized.
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February 1, 2002
Metzler's Garden Center, 10342 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, will hold its first Edible Art Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Contestants from local schools will create edible art with a floral theme. Each school will have its own exhibition area, and parents, friends and others can vote for their favorite entries. The winning school will receive a prize from Metzler's. Judges will select works for first, second and third prizes. Information: 410-997-8133.
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