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A Bridgeville-based artist has won the 2021 Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibition’s Best in Show award.

Steph Moraca’s oil painting, “Naples Sunset,” is currently on virtual display on the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Facebook page.

Moraca grew up in Presto and attended Chartiers Valley High School. She and her husband, Nate,

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By Kara Ferrin

(Editor’s Note: Ferrin is the Photography I, II, and III teacher at CHS)

Three teachers from CHS, art teacher Alisa Kuniya, ceramics teacher Karen McGraw, and myself entered student work into the Scholastic Art Awards, which boasts to be the longest running, most prestigious art competition for creative professionals in the nation.

The competition, put on by Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, is comprised of local artists and art professionals who judge student work. The awards given are Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention at both the local and national levels.

CHS Photography I, II, III teacher Kara Ferrin

 

Carson High Photography had four Gold Key winners at the local level: Trevor Castillo, Riley Kidd, Aubrey Glazner, and Justyce Quintana, and Trevor Castillo’s photography portfolio was one of four art portfolios to win a $1,000 scholarship from Scholastic Art Awards. All Gold Key winners’ pieces

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