Announcing PBS39's 2016 Artists of the Month

Posted by Gerard Longo on

We received dozens of submissions for our Artist of the Month contest, sponsored by The Provident Bank Foundation. These works of art emerged from multiple disciplines, several school districts, and every grade level, We found ourselves very impressed! So many artists exhibited superb artistic talents beyond his or her grade level.

Our committee has finally narrowed the field down to 12 winners. Extremely tough choices were made, right down to the wire, and we want to thank and encourage everyone who submitted. If you didn't win this time, we hope that you'll submit your work to us next year!

Without further adieu, these are PBS39's 12 Artists of the Month for 2016!

Elementary
Milo Ilchuk“Drum Beats” (Performance) – Grade 3, Kratzer Elementary School (Parkland)
Colin Strella“The Day of the Pear” (Painting) – Grade 4, Shoemaker Elementary School (Macungie)
Christian Doemling“A Pumpkin” (Drawing) – Kindergarten, Willow Lane Elementary (Macungie)
Maddie Nichelson“Pear” (Drawing) – Grade 4, Notre Dame School of Bethlehem

Middle
Krishna Annambhotla“Shadow of the Cup” (Photography) – Grade 8, Southern Lehigh Middle School
Olivia Finnerty“In Memory of Audrey” (Drawing) – Grade 8, Southern Lehigh Middle School
Christian Clausnitzer“Sherry” (Performance) – Grade 8, Southern Lehigh Middle School
Brianne Burns“Tribute to Degas” (Sculpture) – Grade 8, Southern Lehigh Middle School

High School
Julia Evangelista“Dance With Me” (Painting) – Grade 12, Notre Dame High School
Peter Naktin“The Small Metal Box Captured Their Curiosity (Painting) – Grade 12, Southern Lehigh High School
Mariah Cory“Daydreaming” (Drawing) – Grade 11, Kutztown High School
Jocelyn Burns“The Life of Lester Glenn” (Photography) – Grade 12, Southern Lehigh High School

As previously mentioned, all 12 winners will receive:

  • A one-minute feature video to run on PBS39 television (Month TBD).
  • An Artist of the Month blog post on PBS39 Speak Up.
  • Social media recognition on PBS39 channels.
  • An invitation to PBS39's exclusive Artists of the Month Art Show in December 2016.

Stay tuned to Speak Up and to PBS39's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout 2016 as we begin to feature our Artists of the Month!

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