Last weekend the Headquarters Library hosted the Fall Teen Art Show for ages 12-15. We had thirty-nine local teens submit their artwork for a total of seventy pieces. We had artwork in various mediums inlcuding oil paintings, pencil drawings, photography, short videos, mixed media, watercolor, and more.
Five judges from around Gainesville came together wtih the difficult task of awarding thirteen pieces for talent and uniqueness. One judge, Susan Cooksey of the Harn Museum of Art said "Many works had great ideas and execution. I was impressed with those that showed a sense of exploring one's identity and a keen observation of life. Thanks for the chance to see this amazing group of works and to the entrees for sharing them. I hope all of you continue to explore art."
All of the artists received certificates for artistic excellence and participation. We are happy to showcase these artists' talent and courage! Thank you to all who were able to attend the announcement and reception on Saturday, October 14th at the Headquarters Library--and to all who visited the gallery and took the time to vote on Crowd Favorite.
And the winners are...
1st Place – "E'Dawn" by Mengyang Zhang
2nd Place – "Fuzzball" by Miranda Barnes
3rd Place – "Elemental" by Angela Hilliard
Honorable Mention – "Beauty" by Vicky Shi
Honorable Mention – “Witch Bun" by Scarlet Duty
Honorable Mention – “Butterscotch" by Nicacia White
Honorable Mention – “Washington Cathedral" by Carissa Bizub
Best Logo – "Fractured" by Miranda Barnes
Best Digital Artwork - "Joie De Livre" by Charis Cochran
Best Mixed Media - "Mother Earth" by Polina Kuznetsova
Best Drawing - "Underwater Phenomenon" by Shelby Sieber
Crowd Favorite – "Evergreen" by Austin Bodak
Best in Show – "Reflection" by Aleida Wells
The winning artwork will be on display outside the Teen Space at the Headquarters Library through the end of November. All other artwork will be available for pick up beginning October 23rd.