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Third Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award Goes To Junior Gillian Biasden

Join us in congratulating junior Gillian Baisden on being selected to receive the third quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award for 2021-22! Gillian discovered her love for art at an early age and has worked diligently through the years improving a variety of her artistic skills. Specifically, Gillian has been adamant in figuring out how to master colored pencil and has come very close to doing this as evidenced by this rendering. Gillian is currently in Honors Studio Art working toward her AP Art and Design portfolio for next year.

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.