ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Competition Results in Exhibition Opportunities, Scholarships and Prizes
Winners of the 2014 Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) including the People’s Choice Award have been announced. This year’s winners share in nearly $40,000 in scholarships and prizes for this professional-level competition that is sponsored and funded by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
AHSAE received more than 700 entries from talented young artists throughout Atlanta and Georgia this year, and the best 117 were displayed at the 78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 11 – 13. The juried event featured nine winning pieces, four honorable mentions and a People’s Choice Award, which was determined as festival attendees visited the AHSAE and voted.
2014 AHSAE Winners Are:
People’s Choice Award: “Self Reflection” by Jesus Lopez, Junior at Walnut Grove High School
Best of Show: “Dancers Passion” by Claire Armstrong, Junior at Roswell High School
Second Place: “Up and Up” by Christina Voss, Junior at Walton High School
Third Place: “Ataraxis” by Ziyan “Lisa” Tan, Senior at Starr's Mill High School
Fourth Place: “Up, Up and Away” by Chase Matheson, Sophomore at Phoenix High School
Fifth Place: “Madonna of the Mac” by Alexis Jacob, Senior at Brookwood High School
Sixth Place: “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” by Kendyll Romine, Senior at North Cobb Christian School
Seventh Place: “Shielded” by Erin Kim, Junior at North Gwinnett High School
Eighth Place: “Naiveté” by Lesley Chang, Sophomore at North Gwinnett High School
Ninth Place: “A Mountain Range in My Palm” by Kevin Fuentes, Senior at Brookwood High School
“Sister, Sister” by Erika Bevers, Junior at Chamblee High School
“Untitled” by Becca Jones, Senior at Milton High School
“Stuck in Time” by Su Kim, Senior at Mill Creek High School
“The Motherhood” by Hareem Park, Senior at North Gwinnett High School
The art exhibition grows in importance each year to the participating students as arts programs throughout the state meet with budget cuts. Its significance has been repeatedly recognized by the International Festival & Events Association’s Annual International Competition where the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition has received gold, silver and bronze awards. http://www.ahsae.info
ABOUT THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
The city’s longest-running festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment. The festival has earned significant recognition for the overwhelming success of its Green Festival Initiative, which in 2011, 2012 and 2013 received a Gold Award for Best Festival Environmental Program from the International Festivals & Events Association. The Society of American Travel Writers named the Atlanta Dogwood Festival as one of the Top 10 Spring Festivals in 2012 and Sunshine Artist magazine named the festival the 40th best in the country in 2013. The Art Fair Sourcebook ranked the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in its list of Top 25 Fine Art Festivals in the country for 2013. www.dogwood.org.