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Student artist chosen as finalist in SCAD art challenge
Annually, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) holds an art competition where top art students from around the country submit their artwork for the chance to earn scholarship money. Parkwood’s own, Kristine Svedberg was chosen as a finalist.
Kristine submitted her realistic composition finished in colored pencil called, “Reflections.” Svedberg, a senior who recently was accepted at SCAD, was praised by her art teacher, Frank Meier, when he said, “Kristine worked intensely for months and fashioned a beautiful still life. I am very proud of her as a student and artist. You have to appreciate that SCAD is one of the most competitive art schools in the country, and she was chosen as a finalist, which is one step away from winning the whole challenge. What really stands out about the accomplishment is that thousands of students applied for the scholarship.”
Svedberg added, “I am really proud to be a finalist even if I didn’t win because SCAD is a very prestigious art school with high standards and I met those standards.” Svedberg’s and the other competitors’ work can be seen on SCAD’S web-site for the challenge at, http://www.scadchallenge.com/finalists/winners.
Written by: Frank Meier, Art Teacher
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 by Regina Snelson