"Bookmarks and Art for Art’s Sake (AFAS) announce the winner of the 2014 annual student art contest: Angie Avila, a rising eleventh grader at Mount Tabor High School. Her artwork will be printed on 5,000 bookmarks to be distributed throughout Winston-Salem and surrounding counties. She will be honored and her work will be on display at “Unbound & Unleashed, Celebrating Books and Authors through Art,” a juried art exhibit at the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts from August 8 through September 6. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 8th from 7–9 pm.

“We had close to 50 students participate in the 2014 Student Bookmark Art Contest. The extraordinary talent exhibited by this young group of artists made it extremely difficult to choose just one winner,” said Julie Knabb, Vice Chairman and Art Director of Art for Art’s Sake. “We are proud to congratulate Angie Avila for capturing the wonderful world of reading through art.”

Megan Monaghan, a Mount Tabor High School ninth grader, received second place, and Lauren Busic, a Clemmons Middle School eighth grader, received third place. Honorable mentions went to Anna Pate Glover, a senior at Mount Tabor High School, and Alaina Withers, a seventh grader at Clemmons Middle School. These students also will be honored on August 8 and will have their work on display.

The August 8 Opening Reception will also include a chance to talk with the artists and the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Artwork is available for purchase. The winners of the Juried Exhibition also will be honored at this event.  

Art for Art’s Sake builds, educates and celebrates Community through Art. Arts on Sunday, held during the months of May and October, features arts, crafts, and music and is held on Trade Street in the Downtown Arts District. Visit for more information.

Bookmarks is a literary arts organization based in Winston-Salem that engages, inspires, and connects readers with authors. This is achieved through the largest annual free book festival in North Carolina; Triad-based author talks, and the Authors in Schools program, which reached 5000 students in 2013. Bookmarks’ tenth festival of books and authors will be held on September 6, 2014 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and in the surrounding area on Spruce Street. Visit for more information."
- A Press Release

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