As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artist Competition was integrated within the Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show held on January 15 & 16, 2022 outdoors at Phillippi Estate Park. All students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 were encouraged to enter his/her artwork that was publicly displayed within the art show. The program exposes students to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.
$250 Budding Artist Competition awards presented – special thank you to Jason Presley, Clay Artist for being the Budding Artist Judge.
Four Budding Artist Competition winners were
One $100 Best Youth Artist:
Nella Isme, Painting, Age 8
Three $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:
Kaira Picard, Painting, Age 16
Nalin Isme, Painting, Age 14
Jade Moon, Painting, Age 18