Wood River senior uses
Express Staff Writer
Annually the Ezra
Pound Association awards $5,000 to a young person so that he or she may pursue
artistic interests. In this same spirit, the recipient is encouraged to
share with classmates and community the experience gained via this award.
The Ezra Pound
Association, with the help of the Sun Valley Gallery Association, judges work by
Blaine County juniors. Each applicant must submit five slides showing his work
and a statement on how the $5,000 award money would be used.
winner, Barrett Tabler, is a "poster child for this award," said
Minette Broschofsky, a member of the Sun Valley Gallery Association. Tabler is
the son of Walter and Ann Tabler.
He won the award
based on one sculpture, three drawings and a painting. Tabler, a senior at the
Wood River High School, spent three weeks last summer at Oregon State University
in Corvallis in a "Jump Start" program for high school students who
want to get ahead in their college careers.
At the end of the
program he won one of three outstanding junior awards, which enables him to
attend the program free of charge next summer.
Tabler intends on
going to a serious art college, and, eventually, heíd like to become an
illustrator. He currently attends the WRHS for three periods, often stays in art
class for another period, and takes an art class at CSI through the extension
office in Hailey.
teachers he credits are Ralph Harris. "Heís a really amazing artist who Iíve
taken two classes from through CSI, and Betty Irvine has really taught me a lot
and helped me a lot."
for juniors entering the contest is: "Do the best you can and work hard.
The judges are looking at skill level and what you put into the art work."