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Livingston wins Best of Show

Campus student, Austin Livingston, ’03, won overall best of show at the ACSI Art Festival on April 20 campus held at Clovis Christian.

Campus students Caleb Janca, ’02, Sarah Damm, ’03, and Rachel Jacobsen, ’04, each received best of show in their class. Livingston received overall best of show for his scratchboard drawing of a zebra.

“I really didn’t think anything this great could happen from this,” Livingston said. “I don’t think I’m good enough to do anything in the future through drawing but I like to draw because it’s fun to do something good for the school.”

As in past years, Sharon Scharf, art and home economics teacher, allows her students to pick their own projects but then pushes them to complete what they have started.

“We have been participating in the Art Festival for 10 years,” Scharf said. “This gives the students a chance to show their own art and let us see what other schools are doing each year.”

Expectations were low, but much was accomplished in the one-day event. Some were disappointed at this convention although the outcome was rewarding.

“I was okay but it would have been better if there were more people,” Atsuhiro Fukuchi, ’02, said. “I wish we would have had more time to visit with the other student artists but we only had and hour.”

The artists have been working on their projects for the past seven months, and many students are overjoyed that their labors resulted in a high honor award.

“It looked easy but it wasn’t,” Livingston said. “It took me about six months to perfect the zebra; it was definitely worth it.”

Scharf believes that it is important for students to have freedom in what they draw, but she is also determined to motivate them in any way she can.

“Austin was able to pick his own picture and what kind of drawing he wanted to do,” Scharf said, “His zebra was entirely his own work. He can do a professional job when he puts his mind to it.”

Janca, best of show winner of the senior class, also encouraged other students to enjoy art.

“The campus art department has exceeded its expectations for excellence,” Janca said. “Mrs. Scharf provides her students with a vast repertoire of art styles, techniques and projects. She also strives to locate and blossom each students individual talents. I would encourage most students to partake in the fun and challenge of art.”
Alejandra Ramirez

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