Boys & Girls Club Artists

It’s fair to say that our latest Welcome To Sanford Artist(s) of the Week, isn’t exactly a household name … unless the “household” you like to frequent after school is the O.T. Sloan Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina in Sanford! On February 20, Boys & Girls Club members participated in the 2nd Annual Art Show, as part of the National Fine Arts Program. Over 80 pieces of art were submitted by students ranging from kindergarten through high school, and were displayed for the public’s viewing enjoyment.

Guest judges were invited to participate, and to select their favorite pieces, by category.  It’s our pleasure to share the creativity, enthusiasm and artistry of dozens of local children in our community. Each of the Sanford-based award winners has been submitted to the next phase of the competition, which involves regional judging. Regional winners advance for national consideration. In 2018, the club’s first year of participation, several pieces won awards at the regional level and qualified for nationals. The club hopes to repeat that accomplishment again this year.

Several children submitted their appealing works of art. We are pleased to recognize the first place winners below in this Welcome To Sanford column, and encourage you to click here to see the full list of 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place honorees in each of the 8 categories.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade winner — Sebastian Delmar

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade winners —

Category: Colored Pencil — Jayden Baca
Category: Pastels — Aaryanna Harris
Category: Acrylic — Aaryanna Harris
Category: Multi-Media — Kailyn Sanders

Middle/High School winners —

Category: Colored Pencil — Taniya Wilson
Category: Monochromatic — Kaitlyn Newell
Category: Mixed Media — Taniya Wilson

Artist of the Week is a feature that is devoted to Sanford’s dynamic arts community and the hundreds of talented individuals who are a part of it. Painters — potters — performing artists — musicians and much more! If you, or someone you know, is deserving of recognition, please click here, or on the Artist of Week badge and fill out a nomination document.