The Spring Teen Art Show for ages 16-19 was Saturday, April 28th. Forty pieces of exceptional art were entered by talented teens from around the community.We had artwork in various mediums inlcuding oil paintings, pencil drawings, photography, short videos, mixed media, watercolor, and more. Artists and their families attended an award ceremony Saturday morning at the Headquarters Library. All of the artwork was put on display on Saturday and Sunday and patrons could even vote for their favorite. A big thanks to Fresh Market for their generous donation of flowers and snacks for the reception.
Five judges from around the community, including art coordinators from The Harn and professors from UF's College of Arts, had the difficult task of awarding the best of the best.
Ann Lindell of The Harn said "I was so impressed with the variety of ideas, technique, and materials. It is a joy to see the work of the next generation of makers. Congratulations to the winners and all the participants."
Another judge, local artist Gracy Castine said "I was so impressed by the wide array of mediums and perspectives. Please continue to pursue your creative endeavours. Art is good for everyone."
Without further ado the winners are...
1st Place "Steinbeck" by Hayley Ross
2nd Place "Ascend" by Mikala Flood
3rd Place "Suburban Decay" by Ann Stalvey
Best Logo "Colors" by Nauê Mello
Best Nature Image "Great Horned Owl" by Clara Darr
Best Digitally Enhanced Art "Tic" by Olivia Schneider
Best Portrait "Traveling Soul" by Zachary Laffey
Best Fine Art "Love Beyond Borders" Stephanie Lopez
Honorable Mention "Gal Gadot" by Chullain Norris
Honorable Mention "Jumping Into the Abyss: Distance" by Varvara Folimonova
Honorable Mention "Kit" by Trisha Patel
Honorable Mention "Girl in the Wheelbarrow" by Katelyn Lee
Crowd Favorite "Hayley Williams" by Chullain Norris
The winning artwork will be on display outside of the Teen Space on the 3rd floor of the Headquarters Library through May.
The below video "Tic" by Olivia Schneider won Best Digitally Enhanced Art.