Teen Art Show (16-19) Wrap Up

If you were lucky enough to get to the 2017 Teen Art Show, you were able to see some amazing artwork from our local teens! Forty artists submitted seventy pieces of artwork. We had artwork in various mediums – from oil paintings to video shorts. The judges complimented the artists on their creativity and talent, even though it made their jobs harder! All of the artists received certificates for artistic excellence and participation along with prizes. 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, April 15th at the Headquarters Library--and to all who visited the gallery and took the time to vote on Crowd Favorite.

Special thanks to our local sponsors: Baker Baker, and the Harn Museum.

And the winners are...


Best in Show – “Serenity” by Mikalia Flood (homeschool)

Best Photography – “Chase” by Wiley Smith (Oak Hall)

Best Logo – “High Top” by Mikalia Flood (homeschool)

Best Still Life – “Renaissance Produce Aisle” by Emmarose Stevenson (Oak Hall)

Best Digital Photography – “Sparks” by Zach Laffey (Gainesville High)

Crowd Favorite – “All Under Wraps” by Rebeca Rubio-Maysonet (Gainesville High), and “Winter Afternoon” by Sarah Boon (Oak Hall)

1st Place – “Mimic Octopus” by Franco Ruiz

2nd Place – “Exaggeration” by Yizhou “Jenny” Fang (Oak Hall)

3rd Place – “Untitled” by Nicole Saliwanchik (Oak Hall)

Honorable Mention – “Effervescence” by Cassidy Wilson (Santa Fe High)

Honorable Mention – “Kusama’s Windows” by Hayley Ross (Eastside High)

Honorable Mention – “Ulm, Germany” by Clara Darr (Gainesville High)

Honorable Mention – “Mother Earth” by Victoria Waite (Gainesville High)

Best Video – “Dazed” by Olivia Schneider (Gainesville High)

1st Place video – “Paint” by Morgan Mowery (Oak Hall)

2nd Place video – “Story” by Qianqian “Annabell” Ding (Oak Hall)

3rd Place video – “Oscar” by Olivia Schneider (Gainesville High)


The winning artwork will be on display outside the Teen Space at the Headquarters Library through the end of May. All other artwork will be available for pick up beginning this week.


Posted by MeganK on April 17, 2017