Pinellas County student's art exhibit "Taking Shape 2011" highlights work created by private and public middle school students.
Entry requirements called for 2-dimensional, original artwork, mounted on poster board and matted to 16-inches by 20-inches. Judges selected winners based on artisitc merit, including originality, skill, technique, personal artistic vision, and style.
The theme "Taking Shape" birthed a variety of artwork. Pieces focused on people, animals, surrealism, geometric shapes, self portraits, still life and more.
Students chose a variety of mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, paint, and mixed media among others.
Some of the student artwork included:
- "Frank," by Janney Karioki, 8th grade, Dunedin Middle School
- "Junk DrawerStuff," by Althea Asistin, 7th grade, John Hopkins Middle
- "Finger Tree," by Jacob Short, 8th grade, Madeira Beach Fundamental
- "La Doodles," by Blair Serrano, 8th grade, Dunedin Middle School
- "The Dark Side," by Devon Graves, 8th grade, John Hopkins Middle School
- "From a Bird's Eye View," by Sarah Amnoun, 7th grade, Tyrone Middle School
- "Shrunk in Memory Lane," by Thomas Nguyen, 7th grade, Safety Harbor Middle School
- "The Sand of Time," by Marian Frances, 8th grade, Palm Harbor Middle School
- "Arts Under The Sun," by Almog Nahum, 7th grade, Clearwater Fundamental School
- "Tree of Time", by Amanda Matthews, 8th grade, Thurgood Marshall Fundamental School
- "My Best Friend", by Emily Hotstat, 8th grade, Fitzerald Middle School
- "It Just Sat There", by Connie Laskett, 7th grade, Lealman Intermediate School
Displayed at 's Youth Services section, the student art exhibition runs until April 11.