(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Wow! That’s the consensus of visitors who step into the “14th Annual St. Johns County High School Art Show,” on display at the St. Augustine Art Association through March 31.
The salon-style exhibition of 150 original works of student art showcases a wide range of media, including photography, paintings, pottery, sculpture, fiber art, drawings and a host of assemblages. Collectively, the exhibit pushes the boundaries of themes like portraiture, nature, social commentary, the environment, identity and diversity in an array of eye-popping styles.
Each local public high school art teacher selected works to include in the exhibit, installed by Rebecca Williams and judged by three art experts: Lenny Foster, photographer and gallery owner; Tripp Harrison, painter and gallery owner; and Sara Alexander, art professor at Florida School of the Arts.
Best in Show: Layla Slate, St. Augustine High School
Drawing
1st Place: Lizzi Stevens, Nease
2nd Place: Michaela Phelps, Creekside
3rd Place: Hanna Nagengast, Ponte Vedra
Honorable Mention: Michael Sterling, Nease
Painting
1st Place: Lydia Mayhood, St. Augustine High
2nd Place: Makenna Lyons, Bartram Trail
3rd Place: Ayumi Lukevich, Bartram Trail
Honorable Mention: Kayla Walker, Menendez
Digital Art/Photography
1st Place: Emma Smith, Ponte Vedra
2nd Place Rita Bousalham, Bartram Trail
3rd Place: Christian Arbuzov, Ponte Vedra
Honorable Mention: Samantha Fitzgerald, Creekside
Ceramics/Pottery
1st Place: Maria Casiple, Ponte Vedra
2nd Place: Taylor Lych, Bartram Trail
3rd Place: Ethan Cleary, St. Augustine High
Honorable Mention: Ava Rambo, Ponte Vedra
3D/Sculpture
1st Place: Alexis Boicken, Bartram Trail
2nd Place: Hope Manassaram, Creekside
3rd Place: Jalen Germann, Bartram Trail
Honorable Mention: Arianna Mendez, Bartram Trail
Printmaking and Mixed Media
1st Place: Katya Marcia, Creekside
2nd Place: Bethany Joyce, Nease
3rd Place: Ella Jenkins, Ponte Vedra
Honorable Mention: Sarah Baron, Creekside
The 14th Annual St. Johns County High School Art Show can be seen at 22 Marine Street. Gallery Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For information, call (904) 824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org.