Aivee Ybanez, 14, has won the BookMarks and Art for Art’s Sake 2013 Student Art Contest.
She was an eighth grader at Clemmons Middle School in June when she submitted her artwork. Aivee now attends West Forsyth High School. She received recognition at the BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors on Sept. 7. Her winning artwork was printed on 5,000 bookmarks to be distributed throughout Winston-Salem and surrounding counties.
“The AFAS Art Selection Committee was very excited with this year’s competition,” said Julie Knabb, vice chair and Art Director of Art for Art’s Sake. “The number and quality of the student entries this year was outstanding. The winner clearly captured and defined the joy of exploring imagination through reading.”
Ybanez enjoys art because of its “unique ability to create and destroy.”
She has won several awards, both school and state competitions for her art and writings. She is interested in art as well as the field of forensic sciences and has taken an interest in anthropology and psychology.