BRANDON – More than three dozen art students and their family members and friends filled Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association at a reception March 6 for the annual High School Student Art Show. The artwork will be on display through March 27.
Judge Meletha Everett of Brandon announced the 12 winning students from schools throughout Hillsborough County as well as her reasons for choosing their original photographs, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Brandon Service League President Dianne Foerster presented awards, ranging from $50 to $100. The league donated nearly $800 in prize money and hosted the reception.
Foerster encouraged the students to apply for the league’s $1,000 Reynolds Bryan Art Scholarship, given yearly to a senior planning to major in or teach art, music or drama.
2014 High School Student Art Show winners are, for two-dimensional art: first, Morgan Napper of Plant City High School; second, Morgan Smedley of Bloomingdale High School; third Christiana Friedman of Blake High School.
For photography: first, Leah Pignataro, Bloomingdale High; second, Ashleigh Pilley, East Bay High; third, Summer McNeill, East Bay High.
For three-dimensional works: first, Alexa Treglia, Blake High; second, Tyler Johnston, East Bay High; third, Joanna Crosby, Durant High; honorable mention, August Waliga, Armwood High; Lea Joy Gaviola, Brandon High.
The Center Place Award went to Alexis Culver of Durant High for the ceramic whistle sculpture “Whistle like a Giraffe.”
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