LAAC recognizes young artists

Published 3:47 am Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Lower Alabama Arts Coalition recognized winners in its Youth Art Competition with a reception on Thursday night.

Winners included:

  • Best of show: Aubrey Nall for “Sister.” She received a $500 tuition scholarship sponsored by the LAAC and CCB Community Bank.
  • 12th grade drawing: First place, Aubrey Nall for “”Georgie;” second place, Thomas Barr for “T.”
  • 12th grade painting: First place, Thomas Barr for “The Dictator;” second place, Faith Wilson for “Spacey;” honorable mention, Faith Wilson for “Basket Full.”
  • 12th grade, sculpture – first place, Thomas Barr for “Food Mountain.”
  • 8th grade, painting: first place, Marian Starnes for “earth Eye;” second place, Marion Starnes for “X-Man;” and honorable mention, Nadia Grissett for “Blue Boy.”
  • Fourth grade drawing – first place, Elicia Figueroa for “Room Décor;” second place, Marcus Yelder for “Desert Cactus; and honorable mention, Regan Stacey for “Cactus in the Desert.”
  • Fourth grade, painting – first place, Houston Walker for “Rainbow Fish;” second place, Jordyn Skanes for “Sunflower;” honorable mention, Cameron Crittendon for “Sunflower.”
  • Fourth grade, sculpture – first place, Houston Walker for “Box of Color;” and second place, Houston Walker for “Superman.”

The competition was open to any student from grades 4, 8, and 12, in areas of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Cash awards will be made for 1st and 2nd prizes in each category and grade level. Students competed only against those in their grade level.

All winning pieces will remain on exhibit at the Gallery and will then be placed on exhibit at CCB.