Nominations Sought for 'Arts All Stars'

Athlete of the Week? Academic All-Stars? All great programs. But how about adding Arts All-Stars?

The North Country Arts Council, in conjunction with WWNY TV 7, has initiated a new arts-recognition project to recognize excellence in the arts by area high school students.

All high-school age public, private, and home-schooled writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors, chefs, fashion designers,  or any other sort of creative artists are eligible for this award. Nominations must be made by a public, private, or home school teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Criteria for evaluation is on the basis of creativity, development of technique, attitude, and work ethic.

The Arts Council will take nominations beginning immediately. The Arts All-Star will receive recognition as a top achiever in Northern New York, a TV 7 news interview showcasing some of the students work, giving background on the student's  arts developments, and sharing plans for his or her future and a certificate of achievement.

To submit a nomination, contact the North Country Arts Council at with a short biography of the student,  a brief explanation of why you are nominating the student, and three to five samples of his or her work.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.