Through the generous support of Flowers Foods, all local students grade 6-12 were invited to compete in the Junior Wildlife Art Exhibition (JWAE), part of the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival. This year's art theme was "The Hunt: Prey or Predator,” and after judging hundreds of entries, 50 finalists were selected. On Nov. 2, the 50 finalists' works were unveiled to the public, and the top four winners were announced.
Best of Show was awarded to Madison Perryman for her piece "Tiger.” She is a junior at Brookwood School and is in Maureen Harrer's art class. Her work can be seen as the featured piece on the PWAF collectible poster.
The award for first place for 11-12th grade went to Catherine Miller for her piece "Sneak Attack.” Miller is a senior at the Scholars Academy and in Ashely Ivy Jackson's art class.
First place for 9-10th grade was awarded to Anna Kelly for her work entitled "Dog.” Kelly is a sophomore at Brookwood School, also in Harrer's art class.
And the award for First place for 6-8th grade was awarded to Lexi Jones and her artwork "Owl.” Jonesis an 8th grader at Thomas County Middle School and is in Betty Sanford's art class.
The artwork is on exhibit and available for viewing upstairs at The Bookshelf and Gallery.
For more information about the festival, log onto PWAF.org or call 226-0588, ext. 105.