Sparking the Arts
2019 Annual Event Draws a Large Crowd.
The 2019 event was held on Saturday, May 18 at the Wetumpka High School located at 1251 Coosa River Parkway in Wetumpka. There were 195 entries from 17 participating schools and studios.
It's wonderful to see the “SPARK” in the student's eyes as they accept their awards and then walk around showing off their artwork.
"Sparking the Arts," an annual student achievement outreach program organized by the Elmore County Art Guild, began in 2010. However, the Guild started holding annual youth achievement programs in 1993. The program is designed to provide encouragement and recognition for local student achievement in the visual arts. Entries are nominated by representative artists from the Elmore County Art Guild. The artwork is selected from private schools, public schools, and private studio programs throughout Elmore County.
We wish to extend a special thank you to following volunteers for their assistance with the setup and cleanup for the event: Event Chair Shirley Esco, Barbara Bryan, Bob Bryan, Robert Bowden, Adrienne Duvall, Aimeé Harbin, Mark Harris, Winona Clark-Colvard, Genie Kline, and the Wetumpka Science & Robotics Team.
2019 Event Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Bipin Kumar, Elmore County Art Guild, Dixie Art Colony Foundation
2019 Scholarship Awards
ELMORE COUNTY ART GUILD: Bobby Carr Award | Aydin Keene
ELMORE COUNTY ART GUILD: Doris Bell Award | Shaylee Collier
DIXIE ART COLONY FOUNDATION Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Award | Jessica Holton
2019 Sparking the Arts Category III Awards: 9-12
FIRST PLACE: Jessica Holton | Stanhope Elmore High School, Orange Seahorse, acrylic
SECOND PLACE: Kaitlyn Spivey | Elmore County High School, Sunflower, collage
THIRD PLACE: André Bordlee | Wetumpka High School, Junk Food, pencil
2019 Sparking the Arts Category II Awards: 6-8
FIRST PLACE: Shaylee Collier | Edgewood Academy, Tiny Dancer, mixed media
SECOND PLACE: Shaylee Collier | Edgewood Academy, Color Splash, acrylic
THIRD PLACE: Maggie Harrison | Wetumpka Middle School, Lion, colored pencil
2019 Sparking the Arts Category III Awards: K-5
FIRST PLACE: Aydin Keene | Wetumpka Elementary School, The Tower, watercolor
SECOND PLACE: Janice Bess Caton | Wetumpka Middle School, Magnolia & Shaw: Man’s Best Friend, colored pencil
THIRD PLACE: Noah Holmes | Wetumpka Elementary School, Neal Armstrong, 3-D
2019 Sparking the Arts Event Photogrpahs
Become a Volunteer
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The 2019 Sparking the Arts Awards Ceremony and Reception is scheduled for May 18 at 2:00 pm at the Wetumpka High School located at 1251 Coosa River Parkway in Wetumpka. Additional details will be forthcoming.
GRADE LEVELS: Group One: Students in grades K through 5, Group Two: Students in grades 6 through 8, Group three: Students in grades 9 through 12
- Show DatesMay 18, 2019
- Take-InTo Be Determined
- Reception/AwardsMay 18, 2:00 pm
Sparking the Arts 2019
Volunteers are needed, for more information contact Shirley Esco at 334.399.5115.
How to Participate
To learn more about how to participate, parents, teachers and school administrators should contact Shirley Esso at 334.399.5115.
Title/Reception Sponsors:Elmore County Board Of Education, Dr. & Mrs. Bipen Kumar
Contributing Sponsor:Mark Harris
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the proragm open to both public and private schools?
The program is open to both public and private schools and art studios located in Elmore County.
What grades can participate?
The program is open to students in kindergarden through 12th grade.
Does the artwork have to be framed?
It is not neccesary for the artwork to be framed, but it must be matted or drymounted.
How is the artwork returned to the student?
Students or parents should pickup the artwork at the conclusion of the reception.