Youth Competition

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Naples Fine Art Show®

March 28 & 29, 2020

Call for Budding Artists

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-19

Applications must be postmarked by November 17

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As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition for grades 4-12 or ages 7-19 was integrated within the art show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit, students are encouraged to submit his/her original art that was publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend.

Belle Manrique was the Budding Artist Judge. Criteria was based on the same as the professional artists in the show – originality, and technique/execution. Each winning youth artist received the same, two-foot-long beautiful ribbon that the professional artists received. There was $250 in Youth Art Awards as students begin to learn the rules of being part of a professional art show.

One $100 Best of Youth Art:

  • AT Ashmore, 12th grade, Drawing, Gateway Charter Intermediate – Cindy Collins’ class

Five $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:

  • Nalin Isme, Age 11, Painting Pinewoods Elementary
  • Amelie Lasch, Age 7, Gulf Elementary – Elizabeth Olancin’s class
  • Beverly Moreau, 12th Grade, Gateway Charter Intermediate – Cindy Collins’ class
  • Serenity Riggins, 8th Grade, Drawing, Gateway Charter Intermediate – Cindy Collins’ class
  • Aneisha N. Torres, Age 13, Drawing, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

A special mention to Youth Artist Nalin Isme. Since 2013 when Nalin was age five, he has entered his work into the Youth Art Competition. He has now won 12 out of 14 times – with all different judges! Congratulations to Nalin!

A special thank you to Art Teachers Elizabeth Olancin with Gulf Elementary and Cindy Collins with Gateway Intermediate Charter School for always entering their students in this very important program, which is unique and one-of-a-kind within Hot Works shows.

2018 Winners

Previous years results: 2019, 2018

One $100 Best of Youth Art

AT Ashmore, 12th grade,
Gateway Charter Intermediate

AT Ashmore, 12th grade, Drawing, Gateway Charter Intermediate

Five $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

London Boswell, Painting, Age 8, Evergreen Community Charter School

Nalin Isme, Age 11, Painting
Pinewoods Elementary

Amelie Lasch, Age 7
Gulf Elementary

Beverly Moreau, 12th Grade
Gateway Charter Intermediate

Serenity Riggins, 8th Grade, Drawing
Gateway Charter Intermediate

Anya Uscocovich, Painting, Age 9, E. E. Waddell Language Academy, Charlotte

Aneisha N. Torres, Age 13, Drawing
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts