2018 POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

148 elementary, junior, and high school students entered the scholarship contest where judges rated the art on originality, creativity, and artistic elements. The Clay County Schools participating this year were: Clay High School, Fleming Island High School, Keystone Heights Junior High and High School, Lake Asbury Junior High School, Lakeside Junior High School, Orange Park High School, Seven Bridges School, McRae Elementary, and St. Johns Country Day School.

The contest encourages school art students to create art representative of symphonic music. This year’s judges were  Carolyn Day, Betty McKee, and Carron Wedlund.

The winning posters in the Senior, Junior, and Elementary Divisions will be on public display at the Clay County Fair in the J.P. Hall Pavilion during the entire fair schedule. These posters, and 30 additional posters will be on display in the art gallery at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts until May 25, 2018, and can be viewed at any time that the box office is open. All student winners will be recognized and presented with prizes on May 27 at the Concert on the Green annual event held on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park.

- Senior Division -

An Orange Park High School junior and student of Ms. Carrie Keene is the winner of the 2018 Concert of the Green poster contest.

"Clarinet Celebration" by student LeAnn Hilliard will serve as the event's official poster and be printed on the front cover of the program for the 2018 outdoor event. The May 27th concert event this year will be on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School. The annual event features local bands, family activities, food trucks and is highlighted by an outdoor concert by the Jacksonville Symphony. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show.

Concert on the Green congratulates all the students who entered this year's contest.  Activities involving art and music encourage students to explore, experiment and problem solve. Artistic and musical pursuits provide us a universal language that can open the door to a world of possibilities.

Capturing second place in the Senior Division was Katherine Hartshorn, a sophomore at Orange Park High School (instructor Carrie Keene), followed by third place winner Matthew Drake, a senior at St. Johns Country Day School and student of Pam Ayres. Honorable Mention winners were Abigail Ferry and Kiala Jones, both from Orange Park High School.

LeAnn Hilliard_1st_Senior_WINNER_2018
Katherine Hartshorn_2nd_SrHi_2018
Matthew Drake_3rd_SrHi_2018
Abigail Ferry_HM_JrHi_2018
Kiala Jones_HM_SrHi_2018

1st Place:

LeAnn Hilliard
"Clarinet Celebration"
Grade: 11
Orange Park High School
Art Teacher: Carrie Keene

2nd Place:

Katherine Hartshorn
"Blue Violin"
Grade: 10
Orange Park High School
Art Teacher: Carrie Keene

3rd Place:

Matthew Drake
"Fantasie-Impromptu"
Grade: 12
St. Johns Country Day School
Art Teacher: Pam Ayres

Honorable Mention:

Abigail Ferry
"Color of Music"
Grade: 10
Orange Park High School
Art Teacher: Carrie Keene

Honorable Mention:

Kiala Jones
"Instrumental Art"
Grade: 12
Orange Park High School
Art Teacher: Carrie Keene

- Junior Division -

Five eighth graders swept the Junior Division: Bryanna Walker, a student at Lake Asbury Junior High School (instructed by Cynthia Smith), captured first place.  Two students from Lakeside Junior High, Ila Gapinski and Angela Lee placed 2nd and 3rd.  Both students are instructed by Sandra Wiggains.  Another Lakeside Junior High student received an Honorable Mention award: Kane BumpersMia Morin was also awarded an Honorable Mention honor.  Mia attends St. Johns Country Day School and is instructed by Anna Patterson.

Bryanna Walker_1st_JrHi_2018

1st Place:

Bryanna Walker
"Art Comes From the Heart"
Grade: 8
Lake Asbury Junior High School
Art Teacher: Cynthia Smith

Ila Gapinski_2nd_SrHi_2018

2nd Place:

Ila Gapinski
"The Shape of Music"
Grade: 8
Lakeside Junior High School
Art Teacher: Sandra Wiggains

Angela Lee_3rd_JrHi_2018

3rd Place:

Angela Lee
"The Music of Color"
Grade: 8
Lakeside Junior High School
Art Teacher: Sandra Wiggains

Kane Bumpers_HM_JrHi_2018

Honorable Mention:

Kane Bumpers
"Vianophone"
Grade: 8
Lakeside Junior High School
Art Teacher: Sandra Wiggains

Mia Morin_HM_JrHi_2018

Honorable Mention:

Mia Morin
"Beachside Duet"
Grade: 8
St Johns Country Day School
Art Teacher: Anna Patterson

- Elementary Division -

2018 was a banner year for entries from our Elementary schools!  Brady Pargman, a fourth-grade student at St. Johns Country Day School (instructed by  Mary Beth Morris) captured first place.  The 2nd place honor was taken by Joann Mason, a 6th grade student at McRae Elementary School and student of Elizabeth Stone.  Third place was awarded to Trista McLaine, a 4th grade student attending St. Johns Country Day School (student of Mary Beth Morris).  Two students from Seven Bridges School were awarded Honorable Mention honors; Carleigh Kierbow (4th grade) and Katelynn Bielling (6th grade), both students of Donna Grasso.

Brady Pargman_1st_Elem_2018

1st Place:

Brady Pargman
"Keys of Color"
Grade: 4
St. Johns Country Day School
Art Teacher: Mary Beth Morris

Joann Mason_2nd_Elem_2018

2nd Place:

Joann Mason
"Echoing Sounds"
Grade: 6
McRae Elementary School
Art Teacher: Elizabeth Stone

Trista McLaine_3rd_Elem_2018

3rd Place:

Trista McLaine
"The Colorful Recorder"
Grade: 4
St. Johns Country Day School
Art Teacher: Mary Beth Morris

Carleigh Kierbow_HM_Elem_2018

Honorable Mention:

Carleigh Kierbow
"Dancing Feathers"
Grade: 4
Seven Bridges School
Art Teacher: Donna Grasso

Katelynn BiellingHM_Elem_2018

Honorable Mention:

Katelynn Bielling
"Harpist"
Grade: 6
Seven Bridges School
Art Teacher: Donna Grasso

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