Club Member Glory Wins BGCA’s National Fine Arts Competition

Glory's winning monochromatic drawing Gandalf

Glory’s winning monochromatic drawing Gandalf

We are proud to announce that 14-year-old Club member Glory recently won the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Competition in two categories. Her stunning monochromatic drawing Gandalf and acrylic painting Johnny Depp were both selected from over 4000 other pieces of art from across the state.

In January, Clubhouses across the city showcased their member’s artwork for the Citywide Fine Arts Exhibit. After winning that competition, Glory’s artwork went on to compete and win at the regional and national level. Her pictures will be displayed through the ensuing year at BGCA events, including its annual National Conference.

Glory's willing acrylic painting Johnny Depp

Glory’s winning acrylic painting Johnny Depp

Glory is part of Columbia Park’s Fine Arts Program, and she says it has helped her improve her artistic skills and enriched her life in many ways. “I can explain myself better with art,” she says.

The program, directed by Bill Mayfield, encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture.

Glory proudly displays her artwork. She says she chose to portray the character of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings because he is full of wisdom and always finds a deeper meaning in everything.

Glory proudly displays her artwork. She says she chose to portray the character of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings because he is full of wisdom and always finds a deeper meaning in everything.

Thanks to a scholarship she earned earlier this year, Glory is currently attending a summer session at the San Francisco Art Institute. She said, “Receiving the scholarship given to me by SFAI will allow me continue to analyze and think conceptually about art.” We at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco think Glory has a Bright Future ahead of her in the arts.

Congratulations to Glory on her talents and hard work!

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