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Arts Education

Each year the Arts Council presents the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show to recognize the artistic talents of Martin County high school students. The art teachers at each school select each piece of artwork for entry in the exhibit. It is a highly competitive process; the categories for cash awards are photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media/assemblage, printmaking, and drawing. The awards reception is held at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery. Additionally, each high school principal and the school superintendent select pieces to purchase that become a part of a permanent collection at their respective high schools and the superintendent's office.

For more information about the Arts In Education programs, please feel free to contact us.

About Marvin S. Cone:

Marvin S. Cone, a local writer, poet, art collector, entrepreneur, and educator was inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County. He sought to encourage young people to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student's artistic accomplishments. Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his unrelenting enthusiasm for young people, for the arts, and for his timeless efforts in making this event what it is today.

  • Marvin S Cone 34th Annual High School Juried Art Show Awards List (2020)

    Honorable Mention Awards (across category):
    1. The Contradiction by Amelia Stebbing
    2. Squid Eye by Madison Verpaele
    3. Timothée Chalamet by Rachel McNulty
    4. Sandwich by Connor Ragland
    5. The Blue Life by Kylela Covell
    6. Florida Falls by Daria Behrens
    7. Trapped by Mika Fowler
    8. The Fight Against Fate by Amelia Stebbing
    9. Creature of the Black Lagoon by Madi Boudreau
    10. Two Headed Snake in a Field by Scarlett Brooks

    For Drawing:
    3rd Place: Russian Figures by Megan Gorie
    2nd Place: Taking Pictures by Brianna Gibson
    1st Place: Jelly Bean by Gigi Copeland

    For Mixed Media:
    3rd Place: Nefertiti by Cassidy Bean
    2nd Place: I Will Choose Freewill by Nina Curto
    1st Place: Unrequited by Isabella Gallese

    For Painting:
    3rd Place: Sarah by Shanna Windham
    2nd Place: Vernazza , Italy by Teagan Carregal
    1st Place: Nuit de Gaiete’ Fiona Cobler

    For Sculpture:
    2nd Place: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Hailey Smith
    1st Place: Burning Books by Abigail Jatczak

    For Photography/Digital Prints:
    3rd Place: Broken Record by John Sexton
    2nd Place: Exhaustion by Alaya Fagan
    1st Place: Lord of the Light by Justin Devito

    For Best of Show: Sempre (Always) by Isabella Lake


    Superintendent’s Purchase Award: TBA
    Jensen Beach High School Purchase Award: Unrequited by Isabella Gallese
    Martin County High School Purchase Award: Sunflowers at Sunrise by Miyah Lebofsky and Florida Falls by Daria Behrens
    South Fork High School Purchase Award: The Silent Journey by Alexandra Trejo
    Clark Advanced Learning Center Purchase Award: Alice and the Carousel by Jordan Bassett and Dolled Up by Rianna Lepak
    Pine School Purchase Award: Into the Sun by Celina Budd
    Supervisor of Elections Purchase Award: City In A Cup by Juliana Vallone, CALC
    The Historical Society of Martin County Purchase Award: Nuit de Gaieté by Fiona Cobler, SFHS

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