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Visual Arts Achievement Awards

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 2018 competition. Information is also available at arts.alabama.gov.

Judges for the 2017 competition were artists/educators Mary and Gary Kerr. The following winners plus additional works were selected to appear in the show:

First Name Last Name Category School Place  Group
Trey Allen 3D Craft Echols Middle   I
Journee Coleman 3D Craft Eastwood Middle 1st I
Kate Holthaus 3D Craft Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Drew Lopacki 3D Craft Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Madison Mitchell 3D Craft Echols Middle   I
Camila Naranjo 3D Craft Holy Spirit Catholic 2nd I
Anabelle Upton 3D Craft Holy Spirit Catholic 3rd I
Mariah Dunn Computer Images Brookwood Middle 3rd I
Marie Mewes Computer Images Holy Spirit Catholic 1st I
Karla Ortega Computer Images Holy Spirit Catholic 2nd I
Alex Pace Computer Images Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Laren Tiefenthaler Computer Images Holy Spirit Catholic   I
David  Wester Drawing Echols Middle   I
Tristen Brown Drawing Echols Middle 1st I
Nelsy Gomez Drawing Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Anna Kate Hall Drawing Echols Middle 2nd I
Anna Hancock Drawing Brookwood Middle   I
Catherine Kung Drawing Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Dakota McAbee Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   I
Ellie Moore Drawing Echols Middle 3rd I
Heather Parsons Drawing Brookwood Middle   I
Faith Tyler Drawing Brookwood Middle   I
Kailey Bartlett Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Anna Marie Leach Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Jocelin Rameriz Mixed Media Eastwood Middle 2nd I
Lola Shields Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic 3rd I
Kennedy Swift Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Joshua Turner Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Sarah Wagenheim Mixed Media Tusc. Magnet Middle 1st I
Maya Young Mixed Media Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Rylee  Potter Painting Echols Middle Best I
Brooklyn Childress Painting Brookwood Middle   I
Brian Cooler Painting Echols Middle   I
Alexis Hudson Painting Brookwood Middle   I
Kaitlyn Jones Painting Brookwood Middle 3rd I
Sarah Martin Painting Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Marie Mewes Painting Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Madalyn Mitchell Painting Holy Spirit Catholic HM I
Jayla Pruitt Painting Echols Middle   I
Marissa Swindle Painting Holy Spirit Catholic 1st I
Ziaha Thomas Painting Eastwood Middle   I
Jackson Turner Painting Echols Middle 2nd I
Victoria Whitehead Painting Holy Spirit Catholic   I
Claire Laubenthal Photography Holy Spirit Catholic 1st I
Bryton  Fowler Printmaking Echols Middle 2nd I
Jasmyn Magana Printmaking Echols Middle 1st I
Allison Williams Printmaking Holy Spirit Catholic 3rd I
Juan Pedro Andres 3D Craft Central High 1st II
Willie Bailey 3D Craft Tusc. County High   II
Amber Barton 3D Craft Bryant High   II
Madison Darden 3D Craft Northridge High Best II
Aurora Harkins 3D Craft Brookwood High 2nd II
K'Monte Johnson 3D Craft Central High   II
Tyler Layton 3D Craft Bryant High   II
Emily Lowery 3D Craft Tusc. County High   II
Jovanna Pearce 3D Craft Central High 3rd II
Kayla Veal 3D Craft Brookwood High   II
Quindarrius Watkins 3D Craft Central High   II
Cacye Cochran Computer Images Holt High 1st II
Ivy Eppes Computer Images Bryant High   II
Lauren Hinds Computer Images Tusc. County High 2nd II
Ashton Horne Computer Images Holt High   II
D'onte Matthews Computer Images Holt High 3rd II
Aniya Rutledge Computer Images Bryant High   II
Isaac  Barrientos Drawing Bryant High   II
Tywan Abdul-Shakoor Drawing Tusc. County High   II
Avery Anderson Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Aliyah Anderson Drawing Northridge High   II
Brooke Bassett Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Dustin Bearer Drawing Tusc. County High 2nd II
Madeline Berry Drawing Northridge High   II
Leslie Bocanegra Drawing Tusc. County High   II
Kameron Bruner Drawing Tusc. County High   II
Sylvia Burroughs Drawing Holt High   II
Areli Callejas Drawing Holt High HM II
Dalton Clary Drawing Northridge High   II
Deanna Clements Drawing Tusc. County High 3rd II
Colt Dockery Drawing Brookwood High   II
Sophia Dorr Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Kateria Dykes Drawing Brookwood High   II
Ontaria Furr Drawing Holt High   II
Kamryn Harris Drawing Bryant High   II
Antiyocka Howard Drawing Central High HM II
John Hutchinson Drawing Northside High   II
Eve Kizziah Drawing Brookwood High   II
Patrick Lake Drawing Holt High   II
Julianna Martin Drawing Northridge High   II
Francisco Martinez Drawing Northridge High   II
Will Morris Drawing Northside High   II
Will Payne Drawing Tusc. County High   II
Olivia Ramirez Drawing Bryant High   II
Maggie Richardson Drawing Northridge High   II
Igor Smith Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Ethan Sneckenberger Drawing Northridge High   II
Elijah Surie Drawing Northside High   II
Nayeli Garcia Tax Drawing Brookwood High   II
Emma Thomas Drawing Northridge High   II
Liam Wilson Drawing Brookwood High 1st II
Matthew Winfield Drawing Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Asia Aaron Mixed Media Central High   II
Jett Anderson Mixed Media Northridge High   II
Joy Becher Mixed Media Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Tiffany Coleman Mixed Media Tusc. County High 3rd II
Meagan Crowell Mixed Media Northside High 2nd II
Karsten Garner Mixed Media Tusc. County High   II
Jarskki Hughes Mixed Media Central High   II
Joseph Ingram Mixed Media Northridge High   II
Ellen Lowery Mixed Media Tusc. County High   II
Emily Martin Mixed Media Brookwood High   II
Mike Parrish Mixed Media Central High   II
Julia Schanz Mixed Media Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Allison Swiney Mixed Media Northside High 1st II
Maria Apfelbach Painting Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Lucy Barnett Painting Northridge High   II
Madelyn Beard Painting Northside High   II
Karma Brooks Painting Brookwood High   II
Chelsey Brown Painting Bryant High   II
Vy Vy Dong Painting Northridge High HM II
Maciah Flounoy Painting Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Meredith Guinn Painting Brookwood High 3rd II
Vanny Hiller Painting Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Ky'Aria Lucious Painting Tusc. County High   II
Benjamin Morrison Painting Northside High   II
Anna Pitts Painting Holy Spirit Catholic HM II
Maria Potts Painting Northridge High   II
KeAldric Richard Painting Holt High   II
Crystie Schaetzle Painting Holy Spirit Catholic   II
Jenna-Claire Teesdale Painting Tuscaloosa Academy   II
Jordan Walker Painting Northridge High 1st II
Meagan Wright Painting Tusc. County High 2nd II
Reggie  Paige Photography Bryant High 3rd II
Hollie  Petruccelli Photography Holy Spirit Catholic   II
Joseline Alvarrado Photography Holt High   II
Joshua Brown Photography Central High   II
Kesauntee Cole Photography Central High   II
Tierra Davis Photography Tusc. County High   II
Isaac Franklin Photography Bryant High 1st II
Maria Ana Garcia Photography Holy Spirit Catholic HM II
Lakinda Griffin Photography Central High 2nd II
Ariel Johnson Photography Holy Spirit Catholic   II
Matthew Morton Photography Holy Spirit Catholic   II
William Priddy Photography Holt High HM II
La'Darius Ross Photography Central High   II
Kaitlynn Sparks Photography Holy Spirit Catholic   II
Gabbi Fernandez Printmaking Northridge High   II
Alex Ralio Printmaking Tusc. County High   II
Angel Smith Printmaking Bryant High HM II
Jace Strickland Printmaking Brookwood High HM II
Isis Thomas Printmaking Tusc. County High 2nd II
Liza Thornell Printmaking Northridge High 1st II
Jamarius Walton Printmaking Brookwood High 3rd II

More Information

Learn more about the State Arts Council's Visual Arts Achievement Program by downloading the informative PDF below.

For additional information contact Sharron Rudowki at education@tuscarts.org