HUNTERSVILLE – Rich and Sandi Sampson, owners of The Great Frame Up in Birkdale Village, featured the artwork of 37 Hopewell High School students in an art show Saturday, April 9. The event was part of the Creative Self-Expression Show contest, sponsored by The Great Frame Up national franchise.
The business hosted a reception for the students, their families and teachers, Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain and and Hope Principal Dr. Louise Jones. In the days prior to the event, store visitors voted for the People’s Choice award, and a panel of three judges selected the best work in five other categories. Winners were:
• Best Digital: Rashad Alexander for “Reality Scape”
• Best Photography: Brittany Bivens for “Bright Horizons”
• Best Mixed Media: Shennilla Smith for “Indian Hands”
• Best Drawing: Donald Boyd for “Life Lines”
• Best Painting: Margaret Pearce for “In the Red Zone”
• People’s Choice: Carlos Pozo for “Swampus”
Best of Show winner Donald Boyd will move on to the national competition, where two artists will be awarded $2,000 scholarships. Birkdale Village donated $50 gift cards to media category winners, and Red Rocks Café donated a $50 gift card awarded to the People’s Choice winner.
The winning entries, along with all 40 works submitted, will be shown at the store through April 25 and are posted on The Great Frame Ups website, www.huntersville.thegreatframeup.com.