Art Center contest winners announced
The Art Center for the Islands announced the winners of its student art contest. A total of 122 students entered from Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Flour Bluff middle and high schools. The winning art was presented at the center at a reception Sunday, Dec. 3 and will be on exhibit through Friday, Dec. 29.
Sixth grade winners were Gabby Martinez in first, Stephen Crawford in second and Karen Corey third. All three were from Port Aransas.
Seventh grade winners from Flour Bluff were Mary Sheehan in first, Vicki Stewart in second and Eric Hurt third.
Eighth grade winners were Tricia Parham in first, Ashley Caven in second and Brittany Tennison in third. All three were from Flour Bluff.
Winners in the 10th grade were Anthony Pabillano of Flour Bluff in first, Justyn Hill of Aransas Pass in second and Kyle McCoy of Flour Bluff third.
Winners in the 11th grade were Tisha Rodriguez of Flour Bluff in first, Jenessa Trebatoski of Flour Bluff in second, Jeremiah Watson of Aransas Pass in third. Chelsea Wilkerson of Flour Bluff received an honorable mention.
Winners in the 12th grade were Kari Sassenrath earning first place and a special judges award, Evan Bangle in second and Kaitlin Calk in third. All three are from Flour Bluff.
Seven students shared the best of show ribbon for a multi-grade cooperative
art sculpture. The students were from Aransas Pass. The ninth graders were Alexis Pittman, John Blanchard and Blanca Mireles and 10th graders Marcela Lara, Timothy Evartt, Mira Guajardo and Amberlye Devley.
The judges unanimously chose the students' black sculpture as best of show for its design and craftsmanship. The judges said they considered it noteworthy that seven students from two different grade levels created such harmony as a cooperative project.
Participating students from Port Aransas were in sixth through 12th grades, all taught by Tom McHenry.
Aransas Pass students taught by Laurie Garcia were in ninth through 12th grades.
Ron Richardson taught Flour Bluff students in seventh grade; eighth graders were taught by Lisa Brown and ninth through 12th graders were taught by Valerie Lichtenberger, Connie Vallie and Charlotte Walker.
Judges were Duffey Albright, an artist from Port Aransas; Jen Jones, an artist and president of the Rialto Theater from Aransas Pass and Judith DeShong Hall, an artist and art instructor from Corpus Christi.
The Art Center for the Islands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.