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thumb DeKalbACCFive of DeKalb County schools’ most talented young artists will have their work on display in the sales gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University this summer.

Students from all grades, schools and home schools were eligible to enter the DeKalb County School Art Competition, an annual contest sponsored by the Smithville Study Club. The competition’s five first-place artists won medals and paintings by local artist Linda Rigsby. All entrants received a certificate of participation.

Brittany Bender’s mixed media piece “Inner Beauty” won the grades 9-12 category. Bender is a student at DeKalb County High School.

Autumn Summers’ crayon and colored pencil drawing “Cezanne Study” won the grades 6-8 category. Summers goes to DeKalb Middle School.

“Graphite Forms” by Holly Evans won the grades 4-5 category. Evans attends DeKalb West School.

The grades 1-3 category winner was Tess Annabel Barton’s “Party Time.” Barton is a student at Smithville Elementary School.

Fellow Smithville Elementary School student Annabella Elana Dakas won the kindergarten category with “A Family Picnic.”

The five pieces will be on display in the Craft Center sales gallery through July 31. Center galleries are open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sales gallery will be closed for inventory June 28-29.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on state Route 56; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.

For more information, call (615) 597-6801 or (931) 372-3051.