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FWAFA Visual Arts Students Receive Local and National Recognition for Outstanding Work

5.16.2013

Fort Worth, TX—Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts is proud to congratulate junior Kasey Williams for her Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards of 2013 National Gold Medal. Her winning photograph, titled “Conglomeration,” has been chosen as one of the most outstanding pieces of artwork this year. Of the more than 200,000 works submitted in 2013, only 700 were chosen as National Gold Medal winners. In addition to this prestigious award, Williams will be joined by fellow FWAFA student Jeremy Anderson for an all-expense paid summer art workshop at the Rachofsky House in Dallas.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. The National Medalists will be recognized at a ceremony in Carnegie Hall, and their works will be on display in galleries in New York City. Williams will travel to New York for the May 31 National Awards Ceremony.

In June, both Williams and Anderson will be attending a weeklong workshop at the Rachofsky House, the private residence and art gallery of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky in Dallas. They are two of only 25 students selected from across the state to participate in this exclusive program focused on the concepts and processes artists use in creating works of art.

In 2001, Texas Boys Choir, Inc. expanded upon its mission by opening its first public charter school, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA), to provide arts and academic education for boys and girls in grades 3 to 12. In addition to a rigorous classroom schedule, students receive training in choir, dance, theater, instrumental music, and the visual arts. Admission to FWAFA is by audition and more than 500 students are enrolled this year.

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