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For Immediate Release                                                           
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Sharron Rudowski
education@tuscarts.org
205-345-9801

 

WINNERS OF THE DISTRICT III 2016 VISUAL ART ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit that will be on display at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery from Feb. 24-March 10. The exhibit will close with a reception and presentation of awards on March 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Artists and educators Mary and Gary Kerr served as judges for the show.

The judges awarded the Best of Show, First, Second and Third place and honorable mentions to students from local public and private schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level.  The winners plus additional works accepted to the show will be on display. Group I consisted of middle school students in grades 6-8, and Group II included high school students in grades 9-12. Entries were classified based on medium:  drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, printmaking, computer design and photography. The Best of Show and first place winners will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery, Montgomery, Ala.

Winners in Group I are:

 

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

Breanna

Graves

Drawing

Echols Middle

1st

Hannah

Hearndon

Drawing

Echols Middle

2nd

Alexia

Brown

Drawing

Echols Middle

3rd

Bo-Hartley

Clark

Drawing

Echols Middle

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

Destiny

Clark

Painting

Tuscaloosa Magnet

2nd

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

 

Winners in Group II are:

 

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL

PLACE

Tatianna

Zambrano

Printmaking

Holy Spirit Catholic

Best of Show

Steven

Colaler

3D Craft

Tuscaloosa Co. High

1st

Margaret

Shattuck

3D Craft

Northridge

2nd

Shelby

Castellanos

3D Craft

Northridge

3rd

Jace

Strickland

3D Craft

Brookwood

HM

Julia

Davis

Computer Image

Holy Spirit Catholic

1st

Sylvia

Burroughs

Computer Image

Holt

2nd

Anna

Sella

Computer Image

Holy Spirit Catholic

3rd

Bryan Patrick

Lake

Computer Image

Holt

HM

Julianna

Martin

Drawing

Northridge

1st

Ana

Galindo

Drawing

Tuscaloosa Co. High

2nd

Minesha

Smith

Drawing

Central

3rd

Meredith

Colburn

Drawing

Northridge

HM

DeVon

Poellnitz

Mixed Media

Central

1st

Meredith

Guinn

Mixed Media

Northridge

2nd

Lauren

Wheat

Mixed Media

Tuscaloosa Co. High

3rd

Paola

Lopez

Mixed Media

Tuscaloosa Co. High

HM

Maria

Espinoza

Painting

Bryant

1st

Riley

Thomas

Painting

Northridge

2nd

Nick

Patton

Photography

Bryant

1st

Isaac

Franklin

Photography

Bryant

2nd

Maria Ana

Garcia

Photography

Holy Spirit Catholic

3rd

Morgan

Kimbrough

Photography

Holt

HM

John

Patterson

Printmaking

Holy Spirit Catholic

1st

Aidan

Farrish

Printmaking

Holy Spirit Catholic

2nd

Deanna

Clements

Printmaking

Tuscaloosa Co. High

3rd

 

 A program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

Located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery is open Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events.  Enter the gallery through the PARA Building, located adjacent to the theatre, during daytime hours.

For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

 

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