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Riverside cadet earns 2nd national art award
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Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II earned a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists for his acrylic painting titled “Sunset.”

Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.

The Riverside Military Academy senior received the honorable mention in the 2014 Young Marine Artist Search national competition for his acrylic painting titled “Sunset.” His painting was one of only six pieces chosen to receive a national award.

Other art entries consisted of paintings, bronze sculpture, collage, limestone carving, glazed ceramic, hand-built stoneware and mixed media. Graham also received the Honorable Mention award in the 2013 national competition for his acrylic painting “Destroyer.”

A photo of Graham’s painting will be featured in the fall issue of the ASMA News and Journal, and his artwork will be recognized at the annual meeting of the ASMA on Oct. 19 in San Diego, Calif. He will also receive an award ribbon, a certificate and a check.

The YMAS is a youth art competition created in 2010 by the American Society of Marine Artists. The ASMA is a nonprofit society whose purpose is to recognize and promote marine art and maritime history and encourage cooperation among artists, historians, academics and others engaged in activities relating to marine art and maritime history.

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