CHS student work to be featured in Southeastern art show

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Works of two Carrollton High School Advanced Placement art students have been selected to be included in a regional competition/exhibition to be held Birmingham-Southern College next month.

Senior Crisella Garcia’s piece, titled “Pinnacle,” and junior Nicole Lopez-Miranda’s work “Nevertheless” were accepted in the show, hosted by the college’s Art & Art History Department and the Admissions Office. The purpose of the competition is to recognize and promote talented rising artists in the Southeastern United States.

“I am extremely proud of Crisella and Nicole and thrilled their pieces have been selected for this prestigious show,” said Jake Richardson, AP art teacher at CHS. “They are indeed talented and deserve this exceptional recognition.”

The Biennial Southeastern High School Artist Competition is open to students at high schools across the Southeast, and the show is juried by full-time Birmingham-Southern College art studio faculty with monetary and honorary awards presented.

The competition’s awards presentation will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Norton Campus Center and will be immediately followed by a formal reception for the accepted artists at the Durbin Gallery housed in the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center & Azar Studios. The exhibition will close Jan. 28.

Images of the exhibited artwork will be placed on the Birmingham-Southern College’s Art & Art History website at: and will also be publicized in The News (previously The Birmingham News).


Nicole Lopez-Miranda, left, and Crisella Garcia hold their works selected for the Biennial Southeastern High School Artist Competition at Birmingham-Southern College in January.