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By Nicolee Hill          

April 1, 2014

April 15, 2014 (La Mesa)-- Master Goldsmith and Jewelry Designer, Terry Whyte of Golden Artistry Jewelry Design is hosting this annual competition to be held in conjunction with Golden Artistry’s 30th anniversary. The event will be held on May 2, 2014 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at the La Mesa Woman's Club, 5220 Wilson, La Mesa , CA 91942. Numerous local vendors and restaurants will be donating gifts and services to be raffled off. In addition, Terry Whyte will auction off one of his original pieces of jewelry and the Grand Prize winning design.  All proceeds will go to the Golden Artistry Foundation which will disperse funds to local schools’ jewelry programs and to the internships at Golden Artistry.  Members of the community are encouraged to participate in this event.

Mr. Whyte has a wealth of knowledge accumulated in his 40 years in the jewelry industry. Seeing the need for cultivating creativity and educating students in East San Diego County, he decided to host the competition annually since the inaugural event in 2009 was so successful. Students in the Grossmont Union High School District were invited to submit their jewelry design entries with the theme for this year’s competition – “Reflections”.

All finalists will be invited to intern at Golden Artistry, receive a cash prize from Friends of East Co. Arts, Inc., and an award from Mr. Whyte.  The jewelry internship program was started by Mr. Whyte who desires to pass along his knowledge, expertise and business savvy to his interns in an effort to prepare them for careers in artistic fields.  In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive their design realized as a finished piece of jewelry manufactured by Mr. Whyte.

Please come out and vote for your favorite design the night of the competition.

The Communities’ Choice Award and a cash prize will be given to the student with the most votes.  Make a difference and show your support by attending the event.

Golden Artistry is located at 8346 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa CA 91942

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact:

or call (619) 589-7454

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