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The Visual Art Achievement Awards is a competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and administered each February on the local level by various groups such as The Arts Council. The exhibit consists of the winners, judge’s choice awards and honorable mentions awarded to students from local schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level. Group I consists of middle school students in grades six through eight. Group II consists of high school students in grades nine through twelve. Entries are classified based on medium: drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, print making, computer design, and photography. The winners and judge’s choice winners are featured in Montgomery at the state level/competition exhibit with subsequent winners traveling to Washington, D.C. for the national level competition. Local teachers should contact Sharron Rudowski for further information about the competition. Information is also available at arts.alabama.gov.
Judges for the 2016 competition were artists/educators Mary and Gary Kerr. The following winners plus additional works were selected to appear in the show earlier this year:
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||CATEGORY||SCHOOL||PLACE|
|Max||Wester||Drawing||Echols Middle||Best of Show|
|Brooke||Bassett||3D Crafts||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Mary Grace||Wyatt||3D Crafts||Holy Spirit Catholic||2nd|
|Natalie||Crespo-Merchan||3D Crafts||Holy Spirit Catholic||3rd|
|Patrick||Johnson||3D Crafts||Holy Spirit Catholic||HM|
|Damonta||Lucious||Mixed Media||Rock Quarry||1st|
|Addison||Taylor||Mixed Media||Rock Quarry||2nd|
|Sarah V.||Wagenheim||Mixed Media||Tuscaloosa Magnet||3rd|
|Marie||Mewes||Painting||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Becca||Melton||Photography||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Jade||Stewart||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Sara||Heard||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||2nd|
|Anabelle||Upton||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||3rd|
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||CLASSIFICATION||SCHOOL||PLACE|
|Tatianna||Zambrano||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||Best of Show|
|Steven||Colaler||3D Craft||Tuscaloosa Co. High||1st|
|Julia||Davis||Computer Image||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Anna||Sella||Computer Image||Holy Spirit Catholic||3rd|
|Bryan Patrick||Lake||Computer Image||Holt||HM|
|Ana||Galindo||Drawing||Tuscaloosa Co. High||2nd|
|Lauren||Wheat||Mixed Media||Tuscaloosa Co. High||3rd|
|Paola||Lopez||Mixed Media||Tuscaloosa Co. High||HM|
|Maria Ana||Garcia||Photography||Holy Spirit Catholic||3rd|
|John||Patterson||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||1st|
|Aidan||Farrish||Printmaking||Holy Spirit Catholic||2nd|
|Deanna||Clements||Printmaking||Tuscaloosa Co. High||3rd|