GREENWICH, Conn. Two budding artists from Greenwich have been selected to compete in the National Boys & Girls Club of America fine arts exhibit.
Fourteen members from the Greenwich club submitted art works for the regional competition featuring 500 entries from Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the northeast. Anika Gupta won for her monochromatic self-portrait drawing in the 6-8-year-old age group. Betsy Dasilva also won for her pastel drawing of a pencil in the 9-12-year-old age group.
I am so proud of the girls and ALL of our members and their entries, said Stephanie Pugliese, education/technology coordinator, in a prepared statement.
As regional winners, the girls pieces will move along for national viewing in Atlanta at the Boys & Girls Club of America headquarters. The club will be notified of the 2012 national winners in June. If either of the girls pieces is recognized as a national winner, it will stay on exhibit in Atlanta for a year.
The yearly competition aims to promote artistic expression among club members ages 6-18, while providing opportunities for members to create artwork to display locally. Up to 37 pieces of art one piece per age group and category, and one for the Group Project category are selected from a clubs local exhibit and sent to one of seven regional judging events. Artwork is then chosen and sent to the Boys & Girls Club National Headquarters for the National Fine Arts Exhibit.
To see the rest of the fine artwork from the members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, visit the clubs website.
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