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Student Art Contest Announces Winners
by David Brensilver | Jun 21, 2012 3:39 pm
Brittany Patton, a senior at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford, has won the Walnut Beach Arts Festival Student Art Contest for her mixed-media work Dali. Patton’s Overall Best in Show award earned her a $200 prize and the opportunity to paint a mural on the “Wall of Art” at the Walnut Beach Association’s annual Walnut Beach Arts Festival on August 5. The art contest, which is in its 14th year, was sponsored by the Milford Pediatric Group.
Donna TurnerWoods, who organized the contest and runs the SoBoBo Art Gallery in Milford, said what Patton creates for the “Wall of Art” will be up to the artist, but that if “she could replicate her Dali piece it would be phenomenal, because it was one of the best I’ve ever seen.”
Daniel Mahroos, then a sophomore at the John F. Kennedy School in Milford, won last year’s Overall Best in Show award for a piece called Vigilance, which he duplicated on the “Wall of Art,” TurnerWoods said.
The annual contest is open to students who live in Milford and is organized by grade.
According to a press release issued by TurnerWoods, high-schoolers Vanessa Jamieson, Maria Karkanitsa, and Andrew Paskiewcz finished in first, second, and third place, respectively, behind Patton.
Julia Mahroos won Best in Show among middle-schoolers, with Hannah Mata, Emma Shea, and Victor Korman earning first-, second-, and third-place awards.
In the division for students in the third through fifth grades, the top prize went to Andrew Korman, with Olivia Loo, Jenna Bagdasarian, and Scott Clark finishing first, second, and third.
And Navya Baweja won Best in Show in the kindergarten-through-second-grade division, in which Adam Rajewski, David Cummings, and Jaxon Cunningham earned first-, second-, and third-place prizes.
Honorable mentions were presented to high-schooler Isabella DeCanne, middle-schooler Alex Rivera, elementary-school student Isabella Basic, and Gianluca Armellino, who participated in the kindergarten-through-second-grade division.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for July 15, at St. Gabriel Church in Milford. For more information, call (203) 887-8774.
Contest submissions will be on display at the Milford Pediatric Group through July 29, after which they’ll be on exhibit, through the month of August, at the SoBoBo Art Gallery, which is located at 42 Naugatuck Ave., in Milford.
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