2019 Annual Youth Art Exhibit Winners Announced

February 4, 2019

For the 65th year, the Escambia County School District has partnered with the Pensacola Museum of Art to present the Annual Youth Art Focus, an annual exhibition showcasing the talents of Escambia County art students and educators.

From now until Feb. 17, visitors can view the amazing works from over 500 art students and educators and take in their strong artistic achievements. The exhibition creates an opportunity for ECSD art students to experience the fine art world and enjoy the feeling that comes with having their work on display, celebrates ECSD art instructors for their talent, and invites the community to to take a glimpse at the thriving art world inside ECSD schools.

The 65th Annual Youth Art Focus exhibit is available for viewing now until Feb. 17, 2019. The 2019 student and instructor winners were honored at receptions for the artists and their families and friends last week. Stop by and enjoy all of their artwork!  Museum hours and admission information is provided below.

The 2019 winners are:

Art Educators:

3rd – Denise Quirk Vowell, Love Bird, Hellen Caro Elementary School

2nd – Sarah Stubbs, Sweet, Northview High School

1st – Sarah Ingram, Restoration, West Florida High School

Best in Show – Katherine Discepolo, Tronco, Global Learning Academy

Student Artist Best in Show:

David Barthod-Perez, West Florida High, Forestful Rest

High School Student Artists:


3rd – Katie Munoz, Washington, Moroccan Blues

2nd – Ben Crossin, Washington, Peacock

1st – Benjamin Darby, Pensacola High School, Look What You Have Done


3rd – Loc Pham, Washington, Yokai

2nd – Jolie Kennedy, Tate High, Metallic Slithering

1st – Scarlett Coffey, Washington, Self Portrait

Photography/Digital Arts:

3rd – Maggie Smartt, Escambia High, Shattered Fragments

3rd – Madalyn McGurk, Pensacola High School, Meadow

2nd – Raegan Tainter, Tate, Ladder to the Sky

1st – Ian Larrieu, Pensacola High, Reach

3-Dimensional Works:

3rd – Michelle Luther, Tate High, Autumnal Bowl

2nd – Chensen Nguyen, Escambia High, Vans Shoe

1st – Isabel Cauley, West Florida, Abraham

2-Dimensional Works:

3rd – Elijah Edmonds, West Florida High, We Took An “L”

2nd – Ian Young, West Florida High, Lakeside Village

1st – Savannah Creel, Washington High, X-Ray

Middle School Student Artists:


3rd – Jasmine Felks, Bailey Middle, Wolf

2nd – Morgan Arreglado, Bellview Middle, Untitled

1st – Aiden Wilson, Bellview Middle, Untitled


3rd – Laynee Hubbell, Ransom Middle, Hybrid

2nd – Connor Hignite, Beulah Middle, Harmonious

1st – Monee´ Stokes, Beulah Middle, Emotional Singularity

Photography/Digital Arts:

2nd – Alyssa Allen, Beulah Middle, Reflection

1st – Adrienne Kimball, Beulah Middle, Friendship

3-Dimensional Works:

3rd – David Hathaway, Bellview Middle, Untitled

2nd – Gavin Pesta, Bailey Middle, Smoosh Face

1st – Jobey Conrad, Ransom Middle, Thoughts in Relief

2-Dimensional Works:

3rd – Patrick Rolin, Ernest Ward Middle, Untitled

2nd – James Harper, Beulah Middle, Man of Steel

1st – Nicole Lobo, Bellview Middle, Untitled

Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Cameron Keefer, Westgate, Untitled

Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Taylor Causey, Westgate, Untitled

Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Tyrese Thomas, Bellview, Untitled

Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Mya Dalton, Pine Forest High, Whos Kingdom

The museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. They are closed on Mondays. Admission costs are: adults $7 ($6 for military, seniors, AAA members, UWF Historic Trust Members and UWF Alumni Association Members) and students (3 – 14) $4 (younger than 3 are Free). EBT cardholders, with a photo I.D., can obtain four free admissions. UWF students and museum members also receive free admission.


One Response to “2019 Annual Youth Art Exhibit Winners Announced”

  1. mat on February 4th, 2019 11:13 am

    Maggie Smartt- Great Job

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