Teen’s art garners Best in Show



Battle Ground — A 17-year-old home-schooled student won Best in Show at the annual Battle Ground Art Alliance show for her piece titled “Sprung has Spring.” Nearly 600 students from across Clark County entered the exhibition, which promotes the Southwest Washington art scene while raising money for the nonprofit alliance. Ruby Newton’s winning entry used a splash of watercolor paint to add color to a pencil drawing of a woman’s face. Newton is also planning to start a student-led art group for high-schooled students. She’s been perfecting her art since she was 11, said Newton’s mother Traci. “I took the television away and she had to find something to do.”