Winners of the 2019 Indian River County Juried Student Exhibition

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The annual Indian River County Juried Student Exhibition opened at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Saturday, April 27, 2019 and continues on view through May 19, 2019 in the Museum’s Patten Community Gallery. This extraordinary display of talented young artists features art created by Indian River County public, private or charter middle and high schools, as well as home school settings under the capable leadership of the county’s talented art educators. Forty-four entries were submitted from nine participating Indian River County schools. Admission to this exhibition is free.

Each Indian River County art teacher was asked to select their students’ most highly accomplished works to enter into this juried exhibition. All participating students were eligible to earn awards for their works of art. First through Third Place honors were awarded in each of these four categories: painting, drawing/mixed media, photography/digital arts, and three-dimensional works; as well as two Best of Show awards, one for Middle and one for High School participants. The 2019 exhibition was judged by artist and educator Vickie Marsango. Her most current works in progress have been inspired by her son, Bryan Stork, a 2009 graduate of Vero Beach High School who was a Florida State National Champion and NFL Super Bowl Champion for the New England Patriots. Vickie’s philosophy of art is “Each painting is a new journey with a new meaning.”

Smushy Face Portrait by Sebastian Bois.

Best in Show/Middle School Division was awarded to Sebastian Bois, 7th Grade, Imagine South Vero for artwork Smushy Face Portrait. Art Teacher: Laura Bois. (RIGHT)

Beach Still Life by Alexis Kolesnik,

Best of Show/High School Division was awarded to Alexis Kolesnik, 12th Grade, Indian River Charter High School for painting Beach Still Life, Art Teacher: Lucie Burke. (LEFT)

Listed below are the other awarded art works, artists and schools with named art teacher.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Painting

1st Place Early Bloomer, Giuliana Battista, Gr. 8, St. Edward’s School, Art Teacher: Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers         

2nd Place N/A    

3rd Place N/A    

Drawing / Mixed Media

1st Place Bearded Dragon, Ava Kopchak, Gr. 8, Imagine Schools of S. Vero, Art Teacher: Laura Bois       

2nd Place Luminous, Briony Weragoda, Gr. 8, Sebastian River Middle School, Art Teacher: Bethany Spagnuolo

3rd Place Moe, Haley Andrews, Grade 8, St. Edward’s School, Art Teacher: Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Painting

1st Place A Girl in a Red Shirt, Adam Noonan, Gr. 12, Indian River Charter High School, Art Teacher: Liming Tang

2nd Place 1978, Caitlin Regan, Gr. 12, St. Edward’s School, Art Teacher: Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers

3rd Place Growth, Alyssa Ruby, Gr. 12, Indian River Charter High School, Art Teacher: Lucie Burke

Drawing / Mixed Media

1st Place The Domino Effect, Julia Lamothe, Gr. 11, Vero Beach High School, Art Teacher: Amy Coonce

2nd Place Tomato Tritych, Jaravie Limsakul, Gr. 12, Vero Beach High School, Art Teacher: Amy Coonce

3rd Place Frozen, Summer Foster, Gr. 10, St. Edward’s School, Art Teacher: Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers

Photography / Digital Arts

1st Place Dancing Queens, Ashlyn Adriance, Gr. 9, Indian River Charter High School, Art Teacher: Amelia Strazzulla

2nd Place Contemplation, Ethan Shaffer, Gr. 12, Indian River Charter High School, Art Teacher: Amelia Strazzulla

3rd Place Maybe She’s a Wildflower, Lilly Faulknier, Gr. 10, Master’s Academy, Art Teacher: Gerry Geary

Three-Dimensional

1st Place Spring Swing, Lily Dunson, Gr. 11, Vero Beach High School, Art Teacher: Nikki Bott

2nd Place Horse at Rest, Jacqueline Neira, Gr. 11, Vero Beach High School, Art Teacher: Nikki Bott

3rd Place Self-Portrait, James Hoogkirk, Gr. 11, Indian River Charter High School, Art Teacher: Ramayana Baba

For more information about VBMA programs, art exhibitions, events, and studio classes, please call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.vbmuseum.org

Student exhibition hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 am until 4:30 pm.

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