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Senior Elizabeth Small Receives Fourth Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award

BGA is pleased to honor Elizabeth Small '21 with the Mary Campbell Easel Award for the fourth quarter. Elizabeth is a BGA “lifer.” She has always enjoyed the arts and plans to pursue a degree in design at Tulane University. Elizabeth has worked diligently this year on developing her own style in Honors Studio Art. In Elizabeth’s words she has “discovered what it means to create art with the purpose of communicating what can’t be expressed with words.” Elizabeth is a risk taker when it comes to working with a variety of materials. She has a vibrant, eclectic perspective which earned her the “Most Imaginative Artist” award this year. We are excited to see all that Elizabeth creates as she explores new artistic spaces beyond BGA. 

About the Mary Campbell Easel Award: Along with the gift of the Mary Campbell Visual Arts Center, Battle Ground Academy’s art department was also fortunate to receive several pieces of furniture and equipment from Mary Campbell’s studio. One of these was her easel. To honor Mary’s memory, it was decided that every quarter, the Visual Arts teachers would review the work of current students and choose a piece of art they feel exemplifies the qualities BGA students strive to achieve: creativity, effort, and quality. The chosen piece receives the Mary Campbell Easel Award and is displayed for the duration of the next quarter.