Showcase of Excellence, TFAC’s annual exhibit featuring high school artists, was cancelled for 2021. We plan to bring the show back next year. In the meantime, we heard from Dorman High School Art Teacher Dr. Frances Vaughan about what the show has provided for her students.

Dr. Frances Vaughan, Art teacher, Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC

The TFAC Showcase of Excellence has provided my students with an opportunity to display their work and share it with the Tryon community and beyond. Students who attended the show have gained a sense of pride and confidence in their artistic abilities… and the cash prizes made them smile too! They also enjoyed the aspect of getting to see so many other students’ works from the area.

I will miss the show this year because it is often the only show where we get to compete and have comradery with schools from both North and South Carolina. I live in the area (Campobello) and teach at Dorman High School, so it is always fun to have my students from Spartanburg get to visit my local community. The show is always impeccably organized, beautifully displayed, and in a great location.

  • Dr. Vaughn shared some photos of her students’ work this year that would have made it into the exhibit:
Samantha Weber: Grade 12 Dorman High School Teacher: Dr. Frances Draughn
Artist: Kriti Baral; Grade 12 Dorman High School Teacher Dr. Frances Draughn