Artistic Renderings of Youth 2021- On Display Now

Artistic Renderings of Youth 2021 will be on display March 1-March 31 at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. March is nationally recognized as Youth Art Month, and this juried exhibit celebrates the young artistic talent in our area.

Founded by Florence art educator Jerry Foster and coordinated by Middle School and High School art teachers, Artistic Renderings of Youth celebrates its 30th year of exhibiting 7th through 12th grade artists from Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties. Every year ribbons are awarded in three grade divisions: Division 1: 7th and 8th grades, Division 2: 9th and 10th grades, and Division3: 11th and 12th grades. The University of North Alabama School of Arts also recognizes exceptional talent by awarding $500 scholarships to three students from Division 3.

This years winners are:

Division 1:

Best of Show & Best Photograph – Piper Moore, Creekside Academy Learning Cooperative

1st Place & Best Pop Culture – Isabella Welch, Shoals Christian School

2nd Place – Claire Frederick, Muscle Shoals Middle School

3rd Place – Olivia Hiebel, Brooks High School

Best 3D – Gavin Cambron, Muscle Shoals Middle School

Honorable Mentions – Ella Broadfoot, Florence Middle School; Emberli Daniel, Muscle Shoals Middle School Jorge Torres, Muscle Shoals Middle School; Alexander VanRensselaer, Muscle Shoals Middle School

Division 2:

Best of Show – Lauren Bernard, Deshler High School

1st Place & Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Gautney, Muscle Shoals High School

2nd Place – Hal Driskell, Florence Freshman Center

3rd Place – Ellen Walker, Florence High School

Best Photograph – Eli Sockwell, Creekside Academy Learning Cooperative

Best Computer Generated – Isaiah Ricks, Florence High School

Best Pop Culture – Avery Britten, Florence Freshman Center

Best 3D – Isabella Wallace, Florence Freshman Center

Honorable Mentions – Lexy Bush, Muscle Shoals High School; Emma Watson, Brookes High School; Megan White, Shoals Christian School

Division 3:

Best of Show & UNA Scholarship – Taryn Kimbrough, Colbert Heights High School

1st Place & UNA Scholarship – Raymon Nance, Florence High School

2nd Place & Best Computer Generated – Ella Scott, Colbert Heights High School

3rd Place – Emma Trawick, Muscle Shoals High School

Jerry Foster Avante Garde Award & UNA Scholarship – Jenna Swanson, Florence High School

Ronnie Riner Memorial Drawing Award – Honor Froman, Florence High School

Best Photograph – Ivy Rose Ball, Muscle Shoals High School

Best Pop Culture – Maggie Sanders, Florence High School

Best 3D – Elaina Nichols, Florence High School

Honorable Mentions – Honor Froman, Florence High School; Kansas McWhirter, Florence High School; Hannah Middleton, Deshler High School; Kate Scott, Florence High School; Serinity Wingerter, Florence High School;

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