ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION

Although the Atlanta Dogwood Festival was canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, festival organizers determined that the art must go on! In order to encourage young artists and celebrate their creative genius, the festival, along with partner Binders Art Supplies and Frames, will present a special edition of the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) at Ponce City Market.

Oct. 11-24, 2020

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at

Ponce City Market

675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Accessible from North Avenue
(above Binders Art Supplies and Frames near City Winery and Dancing Goats Coffee Bar) 

Admission to the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition is free!

In order to practice social distancing, attendance will be limited to 20 people at a time. All volunteers, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth.

“The Atlanta Dogwood Festival was founded in 1936 to bring people out of the doldrums of the Great Depression, so it’s fitting that we’re hosting this year’s Atlanta High School Art Exhibition as an effort to raise people’s spirits during the pandemic,” said Brian Hill, festival executive director. “We are pleased to bring this show to the community even as we plan ahead for the 2021 festival.”

SPONSORED BY

Binders Art Supplies and Frames

For more information visit ahsae.info

*2017, 2016 and 2015 International Festivals & Events Association Gold Pinnacle Award for Best Children’s Program
*2014, 2013 and 2012 International Festivals & Events Association Silver Award for Best Educational Program and Bronze Award for Best Event Within an Event
*2014 Southeast Festivals & Events Association Gold Award for Best Event Within and Event and 2013, 2011 Southeast Festivals & Events Association Silver Award

Each year, the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) offers young artists an opportunity to compete, exhibit their work and earn prizes such as scholarships and art supplies. This “must see” festival event is a juried competition that drew 850 submissions this year from which the best 149 works comprise the festival exhibition.

Established in the early 1970s, the AHSAE recognizes and encourages the fine quality of art created by the area’s high school students. Welcoming entries from high school art students from 12 regional Atlanta counties, the competition offers awards worth more than $40,000 and fills a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth.

Be sure to visit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition in the Community Center near the 12th Street Entrance to get a look at the variety and breadth of Atlanta’s young artistic talent.

The Atlanta High School Art Exhibition 2020 Winners

 

Best of Show

“My Reverie,” Emma Shaw, Senior, embroidery thread, Rachael Sturgess, instructor.

Second Place

“Comfort Zone,” Sun Young Lee, Senior, watercolor, Patrice Newell, instructor.

Third Place

“Never Forget,” MaKenna Hillmer, Senior, mixed media, Elizabeth Debban, instructor.

Fourth Place

“Highlight,” Annie Kim, Sophomore, watercolor on watercolor paper, Allison Shepard, instructor.

Fifth Place

“Bowls,” Hayden Hammerman, Senior, clay, Travis Carr, instructor.

Sixth Place

“Lapse,” Abigail Burnett, Junior, oil on canvas, Drew Brown, instructor.

Seventh Place

“Dots Insanity,” Tristin Davis, Senior, pen and ink, Mary Jane Portwood, instructor.

Eighth Place

“Malcom X,” Shaya Nathan, Senior, mixed media, Eleanor Neal, instructor.

Ninth Place

“Holes,” Will Smallwood, Junior, clay, Emma McAllister, instructor.

Tenth Place

“Eyedrop,” Eve Evans, Senior, digital photography, Mattie Bell, instructor.


First Place Georgia Watercolor Society

“Comfort Zone,” Sun Young Lee, Senior, watercolor, Patrice Newell, instructor.

Second Place Georgia Watercolor Society

“Highlight,” Annie Kim, Sophomore, watercolor on watercolor paper, Allison Shepard, instructor.

Third Place Georgia Watercolor Society

“Bird Box,” Chaerin Kang, Junior, watercolor and pen, Karen Campbell, instructor.


Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

“Fish,” Anela Leide, Senior, watercolor, Kim Barge, instructor.

“Fossilized,” James Blackmore, Junior, ballpoint pen on bristol board, Nikki Griffith, instructor.

“Switching Gears,” Emily Zhang, Sophomore, soft pastel, stoneware, glaze, watercolor.

“Algae Bloom,” Minji Lee, Senior, thread, Holly Adams, instructor.

“Skeleton,” Skylar Bamash, Senior, silver, Alicia Cannon, instructor.

“Dragon,” Stephanie Chang, Senior, brass, copper, nickel, Alicia Cannon, instructor.

“Panel Bracelet, Heidy Villeda, Senior, mixed media, Alicia Cannon, instructor.

“Chicken Feet,” Victoria Silva, Senior, photo, Holly White, instructor.

“Influence,” Ashley Kim, Senior, acrylic on canvas, Courtney Zopf, instructor.

“Balloon Animal,” Emily Reece, Junior, graphite, Brooke Frankland, instructor.

Honorable Mentions Georgia Watercolor Society

“Red Head,” Zoe Biggs, Junior, acrylic paint, Suzette Spinelli, instructor.

“Rue,” Cindy Huynh, Junior, mixed media, Chris Vigardt, instructor.

Please visit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition website for more information.

Atlanta High School Exhibition Photos

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