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Annual Student Art Show: Next Show Is To Be Announced


Quick Draw-- It's all about the students

Learn More -- The Power of Art Teaching


 “We’re giving them language they wouldn’t normally have in a context that is meaningful to them right in the moment,” said Elizabeth Levett, a kindergarten teacher at George Peabody Elementary in San Francisco.


“Very often young children have an almost deeper perception of what they’re seeing,” said Fresno State professor Kim Morin. “They don’t have preconceptions. They don’t think: ‘I don’t get it.’”



Melissa Menzer, PhD

Office of Research & Analysis

National Endowment for the Arts


Dedicated Art Teachers of Haywood County

  • Angela Cloud - Bethel Middle and Riverbend Elementary, 267 students
  • Kara Faust - Canton Middle School, grades 6 - 8, 260 students
  • Carrie Hooper -  Jonathan Valley, North Canton, Meadowbrook Elementary, 1,000 students    
  • Stephanie Kea - Grades 9 - 12,  Tuscola, 167 students
  • Dustin Keyes  - Pisgah HS, 110 students
  • Tara O'Loughlin - Waynesville Middle School, grades 6 - 8, 300 students
  • Caroline Ottinger -  Bethel and Clyde Elementary, K - 5, 600 to 800 students
  • Kelly Slayte - Hazelwood Elementary,  approx. 1,100 students


What's so important about Art Education?


Challenge: art class is underestimated as a method of brain training and is underfunded in area public schools. Cash-strapped schools fight to keep their art programs alive. In our rural Haywood (western NC) County school system, some teaching positions are there but the art supply funds are not. Art teachers depend on QuickDraw’s annual art fundraiser to purchase the items on the art teachers’ supply lists. 

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A Sample of Student Artwork: See More at

Quick Draw of WNC

P.O. Box 942, Clyde, NC 28721-0942

(828) 734-5747 -- Questions Sandra Hayes (

(828) 734-9083 -- Financial Jeane Fratus-Knight

501 (c) (3) non profit organization:   EIN: 56-2639476

Quick Draw of WNC:  

 Is a stand alone 501(c) 3 non profit organization

 Is not a part of  Haywood County Arts Council

  Is not a part of Haywood County School Foundation

Quick Draw of WNC does coordinate with these organizations for the benefit of community.


Event photos generously provided by Lori Johnson, John Highsmith, Joyce O'Neil, Jon Serenius,  Bruce Brumbaugh, Bruce Johnson, Bob Ludlow