Gastonia artist Lore Spivey won first place at the Focus on Book Arts conference in Forest Grove, Ore. with her book, "13."
"13" looks at the year 2013 (The Year of the Snake) and the spectrum of cultural beliefs and superstitions that surround the sometimes lucky, sometimes unlucky number.
Spivey won this award at the June 25-30 conference. To see photos of the interior and other books she has created, visit her website.
Spivey teaches theater at Forestview High School.
“I am very pleased and gratified to be chosen by the Focus On Book Arts Conference for this honor," she said. "It is nice to be recognized outside my local area."