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Annual Middle School Art Show

Online and In-Gallery: April 2 – 30, 2021

Exhibit Coordinator Statement: (Antonio C. Scott)

St. Augustine Art Association (STAAA) and the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) are proud to once again partner together to sponsor the annual All County Middle School Art Show. STAAA honors us by featuring middle school artists among their many professional exhibitors. We appreciate their continued confidence in our teachers and students to produce work, worthy of community exposure and recognition.

Our show this year contains 115 student works, grades 6-8, representing 12 schools. These works demonstrate growing, creative, and artistic voices built upon the basic art skills students learned at the elementary grade levels. The quality of the work reflects their talents along with the high degree of arts education and artistic guidance they have received since entering kindergarten until now. The SJCSD School Board and leadership recognizes that arts education is an invaluable tool for learning and a pathway to understanding our students. Special thanks to Superintendent Tim Forson and the school board members: Kelly Barrera, Anthony Coleman, Patrick Canan, Bill Mignon, and Beverly Slough, for their continued support.

Kudos to our 17 middle school art teachers, who had the difficult task of selecting seven works from the hundreds produced by their students in what has proven to be an unprecedented school year. Once again Rebecca Williams, has masterfully arranged the diverse body of student artwork to display a provoking and cohesive show. Special thanks to our three judges who donated their time to take on the most difficult task of adjudicating. It is a distinct honor for our students to have their work displayed annually at STAAA and while every student may not receive an award, they are all winners. Every student whose work was selected this year are risk takers who deserve to be acknowledged for their individual efforts!

This show, now in its 11th year, would not be possible without the generous support of STAAA, which provides exhibit space, staff, and so much more. Special thanks to Jennifer Flynn, Administrator of the Art Association; Diane Bradley, President of the Board of Directors; Bailey Poole, Administrative Assistant and the parents and guardians of our student artists. Big thanks to INK for their continued support of our programs! Lastly, thanks go to Scott Accounting Services for sponsoring for lunch for the judges in both our middle and high school art shows this year.

Exhibit Director: (Rebecca Williams)

Rebecca Williams has coordinated and designed the annual county High School Art Exhibit since 2006 and the middle school show since its inception 11 years ago. We remain honored to have her continued contributions and expertise to showcase the talents of both our students and their instructors. She is an accomplished visual artist and retired teacher of art for SJCSD. We couldn’t do this without her!

View the exhibit online or in-gallery (Tuesdays through Fridays, and on Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm).

 


 

Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.
 

Click on images to enlarge and scroll. View information about the Judges at the bottom of the page.

 

Flower Crown a Self Portrait

Painting by Evangeline Eaton


8th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Feeling Happy a Self Portrait

Painting by Danica Klir


8th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Stay Focused

Drawing by Emily Rausch


8th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Falling Leaves

Painting by Ava Slade


8th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Vintage Memories

Drawing by Megan Wineman


8th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Life of a Butterfly

3-D Mixed Media by Alexis Nyarko-Appiadu


6th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

The Ordinary Bird

3-D Mixed Media by Ethan Buffington


8th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Peaceful Swing

Mixed Media by Clara Sullivan


8th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Game Over

Drawing by Evan Terrell


7th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Distracted

Mixed Media by Ava Keiser


7th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Radial Relief Paper Sculpture

3-D Mixed Media by Stella Goble & Maris Taylor


7th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Zoom – The Capture of Mr. S

Drawing by Sahasra Beerala


7th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Endangered Species

Mixed Media by Julia Provensano


7th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Winter Evenings

Mixed Media by Olivia Lohman


7th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Mosaic Portrait of the Artist

Digital Art/Photography by Danielle Ruckh


7th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

The Wings

Digital Art/Photography by Dawson Grimm


8th Grade • Taught by D. Cohen
Fruit Cove Middle School

Escape

Painting by Victoria Taylor


8th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Forest of Stars

Drawing by Emilee Weighs


8th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Mister

Drawing by Sabrina Satz


8th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Butterfly

Painting by Julia Damonte


8th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

The Future

Digital Art/Photography by Scout Jenrow


6th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Glassed Wood

Drawing by Liam Bohannon


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Between My Fingers

Digital Art/Photography by Nate Carr


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Butterfly

Digital Art/Photography by Kylie Guthrie


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Mental Health Matters

Mixed Media by Brianna Wilson


7th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Between My Fingers

Digital Art/Photography by Beatrix Falise


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Perspectives

Digital Art/Photography by Lilly Fogarty


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Moonshot

Digital Art/Photography by Nathaniel Mitchell


8th Grade • Taught by K. Doenges
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Matrix

Mixed Media by Hannah Roberts


8th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Point of View

Painting by Daniel De Almeida


7th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Landscape

Painting by Reagan Oliver


8th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Insight

Painting by Juliette Rau


7th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Pixel

Painting by Anna Stevens


8th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Inside and Out

Drawing by Alex Brockwell


8th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

A Glimpse of Hope

Digital Art/Photography by ilayda Bekcan


7th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

The Giver

3-D Mixed Media by Isabel Bacon


8th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

The Light in the Dark

Drawing by Tristan Keeperman


7th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

Beyond Nature

Drawing by Abigail Cottam


7th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

The Joy of Freedom

Drawing by London Singleton


7th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

The Moon Beach

Drawing by Jasmine Anderson


7th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

Lady Portrait

Digital Art/Photography by Aber Waheed


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

Frog

3-D Mixed Media by Alyssa Russo, Ava Streebel & Summer Smith


8th Grade • Taught by K. Thomas
Mill Creek Academy

Starry Night Study

Painting by Cear Chavira


6th Grade • Taught by K. Thomas
Mill Creek Academy

Candy

3-D Mixed Media by Mean Olsten


8th Grade • Taught by K. Thomas
Mill Creek Academy

Overgrown

Mixed Media by Olive Leather


8th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Quarrantine

Drawing by Andrew Speace


7th Grade • Taught by J. Myers
Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Victorian Lady with Parasol

Painting by Melia Baker


8th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Fairy

Mixed Media by Taylor Hale


8th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Five Fingers

Drawing by Jasmine Smith


8th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Koi

Drawing by Isabella Van Orden


7th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

In the Eye of Wisdom

Drawing by Vrinda Rajesh


8th Grade • Taught by J. Cabrera
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Color of Rain

Digital Art/Photography by Rylee Fischer


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

Ash

Digital Art/Photography by Melia Baker


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

Electronic Brainwash

Digital Art/Photography by Riley Cokeley


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

Fierce Flyer

Mixed Media by Hannah O’Brien


6th Grade • Taught by K. Frericks
Freedom Crossing Academy

Computer Man

Digital Art/Photography by Deagan Pearson


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

The Faces

Digital Art/Photography by Elissa McCauley


7th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

My Art Time

Digital Art/Photography by Steve Kabaki


8th Grade • Taught by C. Paone
R.J. Murray Middle School

Meditation

Mixed Media by Jacelyn Grant


8th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Swagger Space

Mixed Media by Elaine Kellogg


8th Grade • Taught by J. Cabrera
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Fish

Mixed Media by Jaiden Fauble


8th Grade • Taught by J. Cabrera
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Amanda Gorman

Mixed Media by Emry Hogan


7th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

Look Into My Eyes – Digital Scratchboard

Digital Art/Photography by Sydney Moros


8th Grade • Taught by J. Cabrera
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Bingo the Flying Monkey

3-D Mixed Media by Emma Cain


8th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Walking into the Fable

3-D Mixed Media by D. Coven


8th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Fractured

Painting by Isabella Tillman


8th Grade • Taught by A. Demaio
Gamble Rogers Middle School

Gerard Robert Smith or Carl for Short

3-D Mixed Media by Reagan Powell


8th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Silent Peace

Painting by Addison Roberts


7th Grade • Taught by I. Mills
Mill Creek Academy

The Wave

Drawing by Fiona Schultz


7th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Would You Drink this Water?

Drawing by Zoe Lindberg


7th Grade • Taught by J. Post
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Claire’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Claire Ayanleke


6th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Ani’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Ani Abrahamyan


7th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Baylee’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Baylee Sletto


7th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Meredith’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Meredith Fogelsong


6th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Lily’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Lily Gregory


8th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Katie’s “We Are Chargers!”

Painting by Katie Clarke


7th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Courtney’s “We Are Chargers! #2”

Painting by Courtney Howard


8th Grade • Taught by G. Partos
Patriot Oaks Academy

Charged

Drawing by Savannah Warden


7th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Falling for Winter

Drawing by Caden Brown


7th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Apples

Painting by Elena Schaffstein


8th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Dream Avenue

Drawing by Jameson Shaw


8th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Follow Its Light

Drawing by Rafaela Tomei-Marques


6th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Contour Clock Shoe

Drawing by Vichy Chen


6th Grade • Taught by C. Lieffers
Palm Valley Academy

Flower

Drawing by Cecilia George


6th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

Billie Eilish

Drawing by Skylar Kleincheck


8th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

My Dog Max

Drawing by Sarah Douglas


8th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

Whitney

Mixed Media by Olive Ferriera


7th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

Poet

Mixed Media by Kaili Morgan-Kee


8th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

AOC

Mixed Media by Sophia Rivera


8th Grade • Taught by H. Hagy
Sebastian Middle School

Tuna Hunt

Painting by Aiden Wedding


6th Grade • Taught by A. Banton
R.J. Murray Middle School

Op Art Tunnel

Painting by Maddie Shepherd & Aimee Jo Spitzer


8th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Wood and Stone

Painting by Elijah Coven


6th Grade • Taught by J. Cabrera
Pacetti Bay Middle School

There is Always Light

Mixed Media by Lindy Gay


6th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Op Art Waffle

Drawing by Elliana Marchitto


7th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Op Art Swirl

Drawing by Brianna Groah


8th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Mandala

Drawing by Kaylee Brown


6th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

Frog

Drawing by Lucas Downing


6th Grade • Taught by K. King
Sebastian Middle School

X-Ray Vision

Drawing by Sophia Hinkle


7th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

My Face

Painting by Anna Nason


8th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

A Look at One’s Self

Painting by Samantha Follick


7th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

Philip

Painting by Kate Howard


8th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

Wild and Fierce

Painting by Amy Pham


6th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

The Manatee

Painting by Addison Woodfin


6th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

Half Man

Drawing by Jason Galub


6th Grade • Taught by C. Montesano
Switzerland Point Middle School

Pop Art Self Portrait in Black and White

Drawing by Harmony Anderson


8th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

Arctic Fox

Painting by Lily Hohner


7th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

With Our Hands We Will Change the World

Drawing by Raquel Vega


7th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

Pop Art Self Portrait

Painting by Roxy Sibel


7th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

Sophisticated Animal

Drawing by Olivia Strout


7th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

Miranda

Mixed Media by Addie Scaff


8th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

With Our Hands We Will Change the World

Drawing by Taylor Willis


8th Grade • Taught by L. Bayliss
Valley Ridge Academy

 

Judge’s Reflections

Special thanks to the three judges who donated their time and effort to take on the most difficult task of participating in the adjudication of this year’s student works.

“For many of you, this was the first time your artwork was shown outside the classroom and out in the art world.  I know and appreciate that this takes a certain amount of courage, so …Bravo!… to you all.  For me, it was an honor to see such new and creative pieces from young imaginations.  The quality of your work made our work as judges challenging and you should know your pieces were seen, discussed and critiqued with the utmost respect for your creative vision.  Your teachers and administrators have developed an excellent process to showcase your work to the community.  Again, thank you for sharing your artwork.”
Michelle Hedge, St Augustine Studio and Art Gallery Community Artist

“It was gratifying to see the artistic work created in a time of turmoil in our schools.  In no small measure it is the vision and creativity of our teachers who were able to bring out the very best in their students to create this wonderful exhibit and experience. It was an honor to view and judge the work of these future artists. Thank-you for the opportunity.”
Bill Boxer; Board Chairman, Saint Augustine Music Festival; Photographer.

“It was an honor to be invited to judge the artwork created by middle school students this yea. Judging student artwork is never easy and always subjective. The winners displayed creativity, mastery of the elements of art and principles of design and excellence in activating their media. Works that drew me in this year were ones with simple yet dynamic composition, powerful energy and emotional response. Congratulations to the awardees and all students who participated in this year’s art show. Keep your creativity alive, always!”
Kim Kuta Dring, Cummer Museum Director of Education

 

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