The Fall Teen Art Show provided a wonderful opportunity for teens from around Alachua County to show off their artistic side. A total of 60 artist submitted 110 pieces of unique artwork, everything from sculptures, charcoal drawings, oil paintings, photography, and much more. Three judges from around the community came together with the difficult task of awarding twelve pieces for talent, skill, and uniqueness. One judge had this to say about the incredible talent of the artists, "I've been lucky enough to be involved with the library's Teen Art Show for many years now, and yet I am always surprised by the level of skill and talent that each individual show brings. To the young artists, no matter your skill, keep making art, keep learning, experimenting, and above all keep expressing yourself."
All artwork is on display at the Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville this weekend in Meeting Room A during regular library hours. All are welcome to come and view the artwork as well as vote for their favorite piece. Along with Crowd Favorite, awards were given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, four Honorable Mentions, Best Logo, Best Portrait, Best Nature Art, Best Drawing, and Best Painting. Artists can contact organizer Samantha Noll about picking up certificates and awards by email at email@example.com or calling the Youth Services Department at 352-334-3941.
All winning artwork will be on display outside the Teen Space of the Headquarters Library through the month of November. Artists should pick up their artwork from their indicated library branch by December 31. Please contact Samantha Noll with any questions or concerns.
Without further ado, the winners are...
1st Place: Bubble Tea by Laurie Shorter
2nd Place: Tiger by Samantha Bruner
3rd Place: What's Up? by Maggie Nelson
Best Logo: King of Beauty by Austin Colonel Magwood
Best Painting: Sea Turtle by Claire Migliaccio
Best Drawing: The Color of Strength by Michelle Ali
Best Portrait: Pink Portrait by Maia Marull
Best Nature Art: The Wave by Brandon Eichel
Honorable Mention: Flowers With Fire by Mary Furst
Honorable Mention: Nature Morte by Abi Joseph
Honorable Mention: Celestial Orbit by Sophia Knoerle
Honorable Mention: Lost Female Ent by Alyssa Thomason
Crowd Favorite: The Beauty of Masks by Quinsha Yasmin