Auction ITEM 118

The Promise of a New Dawn

Estimated Value: $300

by Sierra Henneous

Sierra is a student in the Americana Project art class at Sisters High School.

“I’ve been really interested in art – especially painting – since before my first class of freshman year. I’m now a senior and beginning to sell/donate my art, which makes me so happy.” Sierra is the winner of the Pamela Hulse Andrews Student Achievement Award, given each year during My Own Two Hands to the student artist and artwork that represents excellence and achievement of their work and contribution to their school and community. SHS art teacher Bethany Gunnarson notes, “Sierra is dedicated, thoughtful, and giving with her work, and I know that the arts are a really important part of her life. I know that she will always be involved in the arts one way or another, passing it along and helping others.”

Artist Statement:

These unplayable guitars were donated to the Sisters High School AP art class by the folk festival with the intention of using them as the base for an art piece with the theme of “A New Dawn.” I decided to illustrate/paint a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that I think goes perfectly with this theme: “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.   The Promise of a New Dawn