2011 Winners Announced
U.S. Congressional High School Art Awards at Armstrong


Savannah, GA – The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music, & Theatre (AMT) announces the award winners for An Artistic Discovery 2011, the United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia’s First and Twelfth Congressional Districts in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Armstrong will hold an awards presentation ceremony on Sunday, February 20th at 2:45 p.m. in its Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

Shauna Fannin of Savannah Arts Academy and Alton Guyton of Bradwell Institute each received the highest honor, the Congressional Art Award, for her/his respective Congressional District. Fannin will represent Congressman John Barrow’s 12th District with her scratchboard drawing titled Summer Magic, and Guyton will represent Congressman Jack Kingston’s 1st District with his pencil on paper work, Unknown Location. Congressmen Kingston and Barrow have been invited to attend the awards presentation ceremony.

Each of these two young artists will have the winning entry on display as a part of a National Art Exhibition of high school students’ work in the corridor leading to the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. for one year commencing this May.

Steve Schetski is Fannin’s art instructor at Savannah Arts Academy. Joanne Rempell is Guyton’s art instructor at Bradwell Institute. Ms. Emily Gomez, assistant professor of photography at Georgia College and State University served as juror for the 2011 show.

High school students from all schools within the two Congressional Districts were eligible to submit artwork to this exhibition, which is a highly selective juried exhibition held annually on the Armstrong campus. Out of the 160 entries submitted from students representing 16 schools, 114 works were accepted into the show.

For more Armstrong AMT or An Artistic Discovery 2011 information, call 912.344.2556.
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AN ARTISTIC DISCOVERY 2011
UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
GEORGIA’S UNITED STATES FIRST AND TWELFTH DISTRICTS


AWARDS LIST

CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS
1st District
Alton Guyton, Bradwell Institute, Unknown Location
12th District
Shauna Fannin, Savannah Arts Academy, Summer Magic

FIRST PLACE AWARD
Daniel Hosher, Islands High School, Paper Hats

SECOND PLACE AWARD
Lydia Holliday, South Effingham High School, Wooden Spoon

THIRD PLACE AWARD
Lee Warnick, Savannah High School, Self Portrait

HONORABLE MENTION
Kie Meador, Effingham County High School
Katarwa Christmann, Glynn Academy
Laurel Russell, Glynn Academy
Nicholas Vargas, Groves High School
Tevin Morgan, HV Jenkins High School
Annalisa Cirincioni, Johnson High School
Bethany Gill, Johnson High School
Ruby Thompson, Johnson High School
Megan Stout, Savannah Country Day School
Steven Rousakis, Savannah Arts Academy
Donovan Shuman, Savannah Arts Academy
Teri Smithberg, Savannah Arts Academy
Demetrious Chisholm, Savannah High School
Jasmine Nielsen, South Effingham High School
Connor Fields, St. Andrew’s School
Katherine Massey, St. Vincent’s Academy
Anika Smith, St. Vincent’s Academy

JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD
Danielle Bostic, Savannah Arts Academy

Works of all Award Winners