- 2015 Youth Art Winners
Now entering their third decade, the Sullivan County Council on the
Arts annual Youth Art Awards this year drew 197 entries from grades
kindergarten through senior high school.
The winners were chosen by three area judges: Mural artist Cat
Badger, watercolorist Ron Lent, and stained glass-scrimshaw artist
Mary Ellen Minnier
The SCCA also wants to extend its lasting appreciation to the school
district's two superb art teachers, Karen Oliver Rider in the
elementary school and Deb McDonald in the high school, who will both
be leaving us at the end of this year. They have brought color, life
and an essential element of education to all the county's students
and have been the backbone of the Youth Art Awards. They will be
sorely missed and difficult to replace.
Ages 5 to 6 mixed media: First prize, Grace Zelewicz, Find the Leaf;
second prize, Ilona Drauschak, Purple Heart; third prize, Sierra
Bellerby, Dancing Potato; honorable mention, Miley Dickinson,
Swimming Fish; honorable mention, Marley George, Swimming Fish.
Ages 6 to 7 mixed media: First prize, Preston Stueck, The Dog;
second prize, August Harney, Owl; third prize, Bradi Warner, Let It
Snow; honorable mention, Kira Hottenstein, The Dog; honorable
mention, Sarah Silfies, Owl.
Ages 7 to 8 mxed media: First prize, Taylor Sznaider, Tucan; second
prize, Marty Zigler, Cat; third prize, Hunter O'Conner, Leaf &
Wind & Rain; honorable mention, Nevaeh Lund, Cat; honorable
mention, Isaac Carr, Matisse Inspired Collage.
Ages 8 to 9 mixed media: First prize, Adelyn Zelewizc, The Elephant;
second prize, Miranda Klein, The Black Cat; third prize, Erin Wise,
Crazy Colors; honorable mention, Derrick Finnegan, Echo Leaf.
Ages 9 to 10 mixed media: First prize, Lyndsey Smith, Fall Tree;
second prize, Kiersten Shoemaker, Colorful Trees; third prize, Caleb
Seeley, Fall Tree; honorable mention, Cash Minier, Find the Heart.
Ages 10-11 mixed media: First prize, Jillian Verelst, Fall Tree;
second prize, Zoe Pedro, Fall Tree; third prize, Chloe Shea, Forest;
honorable mention, Kassidy Beinlich, Forest.
Ages 11-12 mixed media: First prize, Kyler Burke, Bird; second
prize, Haley Spivey, Self Portrait; third prize, Yasler
Montero-Salas, The Rock; honorable mention, Emily Geist, Mermaid.
Rotation art ages 12-15 2-D art: First prize, Kyleigh Ammerman,
Field of Hope; second prize, Sam Skoranski, 3-D Handprint; third
prize, Brandi Wood, Rainbow Polar Opposites; honorable mention,
Kyleigh Ammerman, The Blue Lagoon; honorable mention, Michelle
Molyneux, Magic of Disney.
Ages 12-15 mixed: First prize, Brue Hoffman, Gloomy Lighthouse;
second prize, Ashlynn Bowling, Flowing Lines; third prize, Brue
Hoffman, The Strangest of Nights; honorable mention, Ashlynn
Bowling, Dream Difference.
Ages 14 to 16 3-D: First prize, Macy McCarthy, Daisy; second prize,
Jackie Hill, Owl Mask; third prize, Jasper Graves, A Taste of
Spring; third prize, Brianna Baldwin, Fall Getaway.
Ages 15 to 16 2-D: First prize, Hayden Baumunk, Heavy Crown; second
prize, Kayla Shaffer, Peace; third prize, Hayden Baumunk, Elephant;
honorable mention, Annamay Sherwood, Swirls.
Ages 15 to 16 acrylic painting: First prize, Abbey Paulhamus, Dark
Dragon; second prize, George Stockage, Quiet Mountains; third prize,
Ariel Leahy, Family Cat; honorable mention, Briana Haulman, Comic
Relief; honorable mention, Skylar Carpenter, Blue Reflections.
Ages 15 to 16 ink drawing: First prize, Gunnar Kleese, Husky; second
prize, Jessica Boyd, Flowery Butterfly; third prize, Kayla Shaffer,
Illlusionati; honorable mention, Ariel Leahy, Gunner; honorable
mention, Tyler Crofut, Tractor.
Ages 17 to 19 2-D: First prize, Taylor Hull, Aged Wisdom; second
prize, Carly Lewis, Women; third prize, MacKenzie Doyle, Colored
Shapes; honorable mention, Morgan Farrell, Circles; honorable
mention, Emily McMahon, Laughter.
Ages 17 to 19 acrylic painting: First prize, Robert Hoffman, Blonde
Chick; second prize, Kayla Magargle, The Wise One; third prize,
Emily McMahon, Summer Breeze; honorable mention, Grace Hart, Lines;
honorable mention, Michael Lee Martin, Country Land.
Ages 17 to 19 ink drawing: First prize, Emily McMahon, Paul; second
prize, Tayler Hull, Stork Delivery; third prize, Courtney Smith,
Farmall; honorable mention, Jaron Williams, Look in Lookout;
honorable mention, Sadie Lewis, Mother and Child.