Announcing the 2015 Concert on the Green Poster Contest Winners!
Over 110 Clay County student artists answered our call and submitted their artwork for the chance to have their design featured at this year's Concert on the Green event and win a $500 scholarship. We were overwhelmed by the talent and the creativity we saw from our county's students!
The Clay County Schools participating this year were: Clay High School, Clay Virtual Academy, Coppergate Elementary, Fleming Island High School, Lakeside Elementary, Orange Park Elementary, Orange Park High School, Seven Bridges Preparatory School, and St. Johns Country Day School.
The contest, which encourages school art students to create art representative of musical performances in an outdoor setting, was coordinated by Great Hang Ups Gallery of Fleming Island. This year's judges were Beth Haizlip, artist for the 2007 Jacksonville Jazz poster; Pauline Dickson, artist and art teacher in the Clay County School System for over 30 years; and Dee Roberts, artist for over 40 years and Jacksonville Watercolor Artist of the Year.
After much consideration, we are pleased to announce the 2015 Concert on the Green poster contest winner: London Hallner! London's painting titled "Music of a Feather" will serve as the events' official poster and be printed on the program for the 2015 outdoor festival. The May 24 concert event this year will be in a new location -- on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School.
Capturing second place in the Senior Division was Kenny Nguyen, a senior at Orange Park High School (instructor Carrie Keene), followed by Honorable Mention winner Avni Patel, a senior at St. Johns Country Day School and a student of Ms. Pam Ayres.
Our "Honoring Military" award winner is Anna Harward, a ninth-grade student of Ms. Pam Ayres at St. Johns Country Day School.
Three seventh and eighth graders swept the Junior Division: Jenny Pack, an eighth grade student at St. Johns Country Day School (instructed by Ms. Anna Reynolds), captured first place; Isaiah Aranzaso, a seventh grade student at Seven Bridges Preparatory School (instructed by Ms. Donna Grasso), placed second; and Sarah Schemer from St. Johns Country Day School (instructed by Ms. Pam Ayres), with an honorable mention.
Three students were declared our Elementary Division winners: Hunter Misener captured first place and Logan Grant placed second; both are in the fourth grade at Seven Bridges Preparatory School under the tutelage of Ms. Donna Grasso. Adelaide Lasater, a fifth grader at Coppergate Elementary, who is instructed by Ms. Sue Hoyt, was awarded the honorable mention prize.