The winners of the 2013 ArtiGras Youth Art Competition were announced during the first day of the ArtiGras Fine Art Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
More than 174 students in grades kindergarten through grade 12 submitted artwork for the competition in media ranging from pencil and crayon to chalk and paint.
Artwork was judged by local artists and art educators who had the daunting task of narrowing down the hundreds of entries to only 57 finalists then selecting a first, second and three place winner for each school grade.
A number of those who placed were from schools in the western communities. They are as follows: kindergarten, second place, Eliana Diaz, Panther Run Elementary School; first grade, third place, Connor Navm, Panther Run; third grade, honorable mention, Tracy Feuer, Panther Run; fourth grade, first place, Kailyn Bryant, Panther Run; fourth grade, honorable mention, Anthony Beaudoin, Elbridge Gale Elementary School; eighth grade, second place, Isabella Reynolds, Wellington Christian School; ninth grade, third place, Dominique Gbedey, Wellington High School; 10th grade, second place, Laura Louberti, Seminole Ridge High School; 11th grade, first place, Julia Greene, Palm Beach Central High School; 11th grade, third place, Robin Rosier, Seminole Ridge; and 12th grade, first place, Britney Molina, Palm Beach Central.
The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival concluded Monday, Feb. 18 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art along with activities, which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, adult and children’s interactive art activities, the Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2013 hosted more than 100,000 patrons over the three-day period.
For additional information on ArtiGras, visit www.artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 748-3946.
Above: Panther Run student Kailyn Bryant, first-place youth art winner in the fourth-grade level, with the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber’s Erin Devlin, ArtiGras poster artist Paul Seaman, ArtiGras Honorary Chair Don Kiselewski and Northern Palm Beach County Chamber CEO Beth Kigel.