2010-01-07 / Local & State

Calling All Teen Artists

Pictured from front to back, are: Maria Chagolla, Dane Sauter, Kristiana Beers, Annetta Hartman, Rachel Chagolla, Jamie Brambley, library director, and Lydia Chagolla. Pictured from front to back, are: Maria Chagolla, Dane Sauter, Kristiana Beers, Annetta Hartman, Rachel Chagolla, Jamie Brambley, library director, and Lydia Chagolla. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

A teen art contest is being sponsored by the Fulton County Library. Divided into two age groups, first prize is $100 and second prize is $50 for each grouping. Any 13- to 19-year-old with a valid Fulton County Library card is eligible to participate.

In addition to the monetary prize, the four winning artists will see their work hang in the teen room of the McConnellsburg library for one year. At the end of that time, the artwork will be returned to the artists and a new contest will be held. This gives new artists an opportunity to display their work and keeps the library exhibit fresh.

Artwork can be in any medium that can be framed and hung. All entries must be original artwork submitted by the artist. Rules, entry forms, and free library cards are available at the Fulton County libraries.

Entries must be submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010, noon to 2 p.m. at the Fulton County Library, McConnellsburg. Judging will be held March 8, 2010. All entries will be displayed at the Fulton County Library, McConnellsburg, March 8 through 20, 2010. There will be an open house on March 20, 2010, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

This project is the brainchild of Annetta Hartman of Needmore, a freshman at PA Virtual Charter School and a Senior Girl Scout with Troop 40440, Berkeley Springs. Annetta worked closely with library Director Jamie Brambley, school advisor Tammy Bacon, and Scout Gold Award advisor Angela Montague to design the project to increase teen use of and participation in library activities. It will help her meet the service project requirement for her school’s advanced learners program and is part of her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

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