Bonnie Anderson, 16, was selected as a silver medalist in the national Scholastic Art and Writing competition at Youngstown State University.
Anderson is a junior at CHS, and competed in the regional competition, where she was awarded a gold key. There are 28 categories for teens in grades seven to 12 to compete. All the pieces are submitted and judged from digital entries, and then the winners' pieces are displayed in Bliss Hall at YSU.
Anderson's piece that is titled ''Stitching'' was made for a persona project in school.
Photo by Melissa Moliterno, Town Crier
Junior Bonnie Anderson of Canfield showing off some of her artwork. On the left is a digital piece entitled 'Mother Nature' that Anderson finished for class last semester and on the right is an acrylic painting that is unfinished.
''I sew a lot of my own clothes so I wanted to incorporate my love for that,'' Bonnie said.
The self-portrait part of the piece was done in color pencil and then cut out and placed on top of the background that is made from sewing patterns that have been hodge-podged.
The piece won a silver medal at the national level of the Scholastic Art and Writing competition and will be honored in New York City at Carnegie Hall in June. Currently the piece is being displayed at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for the Mahoning County Art Show. This show will be open to the public on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7.
Anderson said she aspires to attend art school when she graduates high school and loves many different kinds of art.
''Digital art is my favorite but I also knit, play piano and do special effects make-up,'' said Anderson.
She also likes drawing people and would like to make her own comic someday.
Anderson has won many other awards just during her short time in high school including Best of Show last year in the Mahoning County Art Show and a first and second place this year. She has also won various awards in the CHS art show.
Area residents can check out some of Anderson's pieces along with the many other students work from 6 to 9 p.m. May 21-22, at CHS in the gym for the annual high school art show.