The 2014 Remington Arts Festival Student Art Competition and Exhibit was held this past week at TAUNY, 2 West Main Street, Canton, New York. This event was part of the 13th Annual Remington Arts Festival. The Student Art Competition and Exhibition was open to any student K-12th grade. The Student Art Competition and Exhibit theme for 2014 was “Artist’s Choice” and the festival motto was “Canton’s Celebration of Arts Excellence in the North Country.”
Potsdam Central School District was excited to participate in this art competition and student exhibit. The show will be on display until October 9, 2014. Participants from Potsdam include Jonah Trejos, 4th grade, who was chosen to submit work and won the First Place Elementary Collage Award. From 6th grade, Elliot Donnelly, Savannah Walker, Shawna Cummings, and Hayden Ashley. From 7th grade, Seirra Cummings, Andrew Davidson, and Sylvain Foisy were selected to display their work. Sylvain Foisy won the First Place Middle School Award for Sculpture. From our 10th grade, Aaron Besaw, M.J. Plastino, Rory Sixberry, and Jillian Todd submitted work to the competition. Jillian Todd won the First Place High School Sculpture Award. Emily Theobald, 11th grade, won the First Place High School Miscellaneous Award for her work titled, “Henna Girl.” We had a great senior selection submitted by Sierra Damon, Gwen Deuel, Carl Hayes, Sam Lee, and Breanne Sapp.
You can see the student’s work on display upstairs at TAUNY in Canton during regular business hours. We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2014 Remington Art Festival Student Art Competition and Exhibit: Grasse River Heritage, Canton Area Zonta Club, TAUNY, Remington Arts Festival Committee, SLC Arts Council and the Haley-Nichols Fund. The Potsdam Art Department would also like to thank Linda Fay for her work in organizing this show so the Region can come together and support the arts!