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Glacier Ridge student wins online art contest

Sloane Orzehoskie
Sloane Orzehoskie

Glacier Ridge student Sloane Orzehoskie has won Artsonia’s Artist of the Week contest, a voting competition held on Artsonia.com, the largest online student art museum in the world exhibiting more than 65 million pieces of student art. 

Orzehoskie recently received more than a thousand online votes for her winning artwork. She has an art room at home and enjoys painting on canvases and pottery and doing crafts.

“Painting is fun. Sometimes I think of something on my own to make, but other times I try to make something similar to what I see.” 

Susan Brazao, Glacier Ridge art teacher, is in her seventh year as an art instructor. She is one of thousands of art teachers from more than 100 countries around the world who use Artsonia to showcase their student art, crowdsource lesson plans and help fundraise for their classrooms. Artsonia lets family and friends of student artists create and buy organic keepsakes from the student art, and then gives back 20 percent of all revenue to the local art classroom.

“I am so proud of Sloane and the well-deserved recognition she received,” Brazao said.

Artsonia developed Artist of the Week 10 years ago as a way to encourage teachers to submit student artwork and engage the school and community to vote on and recognize students for their achievements. Every week, Artsonia selects 12 random submissions in each of four age groups (preK-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) from artwork submitted the previous week. Voting is then open to the public for several days before the winner is announced. 

Blick Art Materials donates a $100 gift certificate to the winning school and an individual $50 gift certificate to the student artist. 

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