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Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show

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.

An award reception will not be held this year, instead we will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with time scheduled for each school for students, families, and school personnel to attend. The galleries will not be available to the public during this time. Awards will be announced on our Facebook page on Friday, April 30th at 6PM.

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.



If the Virtual Galley is unavailable, you can view the Artist Statements and artworks here:

  • Marvin S Cone 35th Annual High School Juried Art Show (2021)

    Honorable Mention Awards (across category):
    1. “Sweet Summer” by Sophie Araque-Liu
    2. “A Moment in Time” by Arianna Fairchild
    3. “The Forgotten Children” by Mackenzi King
    4. “Masked Eyes” by Celena Budd
    5. “The Escape” by Hailey Smith
    6. “Change” by Amanda Ferrier
    7. “Healthy Choices” by Nina Lembo
    8. “Art Class” by Brianna Gibson
    9. “Dinosaurs” by Hollyn Lewis
    10. “House of Refuge” by Tristan Hill

    For Drawing:
    3rd Place: “Spirals” by Eliana Cotton
    2nd Place: “My Cat, Tilly” by Mika Fowler
    1st Place: “Hands Holding Red Strings” by Danielle Bullard

    For Mixed Media:
    3rd Place: “Comet & Luna” by Faith Hill
    2nd Place: “All-Nighter” by Gigi Copeland
    1st Place: “Sweet Memories” by Shirly Zhu

    For Painting:
    3rd Place: “The Precipice of Insanity” by Tabitha Wiedrick
    2nd Place: “The True Reality” by Alexadra Trejo
    1st Place: “A Study in Feminine Beauty” by Tatum Bean

    For Sculpture:
    3rd Place: “Modern Dream Home” by Chelsea Monet
    2nd Place: “Hands of the Sun” by Cassidy Bean
    1st Place: “The Three Little Pigs” by Paulina Mateo Antonio

    For Photography/Digital Prints:
    3rd Place: “Golden Prairie” by Keegan Kinsley
    2nd Place: “Out of Time” by Josef Alexander Kaufmann
    1st Place: “Side Eye” by Natalie Belisle

    For Best of Show: “Marine Imitation” by Cassidy Bean

    Superintendent, Martin County School District:
    “The Forgotten Children” by Mackenzi King

    Jensen Beach High School:
    “Out of Time” by Josef Alexander Kaufmann
    “My Cat, Tilly” by Mika Fowler

    Martin County High School:
    “Real-Life Heroes” by Sophie Araque-Liu
    “Side Eye” by Natalie Belisle

    South Fork High School:
    “Enchanting Chanterelle” by Samantha Conner
    “Jennie” by Katherine Gierhart
    “Dinosaurs” by Hollyn Lewis
    “The Three Little Pigs” by Paulina Mateo Antonio

    Clark Advanced Learning Center:
    “Serenity” by Renee Rivas

    The Pine School:
    “Aerial View” by Rachel Goldman

    Supervisor of Elections:
    “It’s My Future” by Gigi Copeland

    The Historical Society of Martin County:
    “House of Refuge” by Tristan Hill

    Children’s Services Council of Martin County:
    “Forelsket” by Ronna Callaghan

    Martin County Commissioner Harold Jenkins:
    “Golden Prairie” by Keegan Kinsley

    Education Foundation of Martin County
    “A Shining Scientist” by Shirley Zhu

    Zweben Law Group
    “Escape from Reality” by Diana Saucedo

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