SLPS Art Fair at the Saint Louis ZooThirty-nine student-artists were recognized on Saturday, May 10, 2014, as winners in the 13th Annual Saint Louis Public Schools Art Fair competition. The competition is held annually at Saint Louis Zoo.
Sponsored by the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo and local philanthropists Ken and Nancy Kranzberg, the Art Fair provides an excellent showcase for the artistic talents of hundreds of SLPS students from all grade levels. This year, more than 300 students submitted entries.
Teachers develop a cross-curricular, research-based lesson that connects the visual arts with science, social studies and communication arts. Students are then instructed to create artwork that depicts wildlife in its natural habitat or promotes wildlife conservation.
The works of art were on display at the Saint Louis Zoo for two weeks for the public to enjoy. Along with first, second and third place winners in multiple categories such as Drawing 6-8 and Ceramics 9-12, three special prizes were awarded: the Superintendent’s Award, the Zoo President’s Award and the SLPS Foundation Award. A full list of winners is included below.
The panel of Art Fair judges included representatives from the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Wells Fargo Advisors, and local universities. Winning pieces will be on display at the SLPS Central Office, 801 N. 11th Street, through the end of the school year.
AWARD Student Name Grade Artwork Title School Art Teacher Zoo President's Award Hannah O'Brien 8 Flight McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson Superintendent's Award Grace Taber 12 Taking Flight Central VPA Megan Sponsler SLPS Foundation Award Genevieve Francois 5 Eyes on the Future Kennard CJA Alveta Nelson DRAWING PK-5 1st Place Kara Jones 5 I See You Gateway Elementary Debbie Stockhausen 2nd Place Sai Prem 4 Alligator Kennard CJA Alveta Nelson 3rd Place Yuhan Deng PK My Beautiful Peacock Kennard CJA Alveta Nelson PAINTING PK-5 1st Place Matthew Keoshkerian 5 A Lone Penguin Kennard CJA Alveta Nelson 2nd Place De vontae Graham 5 Cheetah Meramec Beth Connolly 3rd Place Brianna Garcia 4 Pretty Panda Shaw VPA Katherine Warnick-Haertter MIXED MEDIA PK-5 1st Place Sabrina Skaggs 5 Wandering in the Night Ames VPA Anne Constantine 2nd Place Brooke Bradford 2 Diving to see the Fish Lyon Academy Anjie DeLeon 3rd Place Journi Williams 2 The Forest Lyon Academy Anjie DeLeon DRAWING 6-8 1st Place Patricia Belk 8 The Pygmy Marmoset Carr Lane VPA Seth Blevans 2nd Place Hannah O'Brien 8 Flight McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson 3rd Place Abby Cooper 6 The Toucan McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson PAINTING 6-8 1st Place Ann Zhang 6 Chipmonk McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson 2nd Place Ariana Warren 7 A Lizard's Eye McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson 3rd Place Destiny King 8 Sunset in Nature McKinley CLA Rebecca Simpson MIXED MEDIA 6-8 1st Place Ana Julissa Salinas Lopez 8 Party Time New Amer. Prep. Acad. Zoe Childress 2nd Place Cassie Gurley 7 True Nature Lyon Blow Academy Anjie DeLeon 3rd Place Rebecca Dixon 7 Swinging Monkeys Lyon Blow Academy Anjie DeLeon DRAWING 9-12 1st Place Samantha Pilson 11 Hath Thou Seen the Pandas? Metro Tom Tobias 2nd Place Olycia Bennett 9 Fierce Central VPA Megan Sponslor 3rd Place Johnae McClenton 11 The Uncovered Truth Northwest Acad of Law Melshonda Lowe PAINTING 9-12 1st Place Minh Huynh 11 Three Suns Metro Tom Tobias 2nd Place Cliffore Pierce III 10 Colorful Fish Northwest Acad of Law Melshonda Lowe 3rd Place Reanna Peterson 12 Space Whales Central VPA Bill Perry MIXED MEDIA 9-12 1st Place Gabriela Flores 10 Our Beautiful Planet New Amer . Prep. Acad. Zoe Childress 2nd Place Savannah Harris 9 Latifah, the Monkey Carnahan Karen Boyd 3rd Place Tammesha Howard 12 Iguana Tree Sumner John Grapperhaus CERAMICS 9-12 1st Place Chelsey Johnson 11 Lady Bug Soldan IS High Ron Jennings 2nd Place Maddie Kirwin 11 Fish Magic Metro Tom Tobias 3rd Place Chetanee Ellison 10 Peacock McKinley CLA High Rebecca Simpson PRINTMAKING 8-12 1st Place Taylor Bryant 11 Deep Sea Squid Central VPA Bill Perry 2nd Place Mallory Palmer 12 Geometric Elephants Metro Tom Tobias 3rd Place Kelly Sykes 10 Mantis Central VPA Bill Perry PHOTOGRAPHY 8-12 1st Place Dustin Stidmon 11 Perfection Isn't Symmetrical McKinley CLA High Rebecca Simpson 2nd Place Justin Jones 11 Leaf Buffet Central VPA Megan Sponslor 3rd Place Cordell Turner 8 So Easy to be Green Compton Drew Middle Judy Gregorc