Winner of Cover Art Contest

 We decided to celebrate the start of the 2010-2011 school year with a new design for the cover of the Young Audiences program guide. Each year we mail copied of this 60 page brochure to educators all across Northeast Ohio. This year we held a contest and asked students to send us their best work.  The best artwork would become the cover design for the program guide.

Our cover art contest attracted more than 60 beautiful pieces of artwork submitted by a variety students, ranging in age from kindergarten through high school. Their artwork came in all kinds of mediums from crayon on paper to acrylic on canvas.

The winning artwork to be featured on the cover of the program guide is by Mary Kate McCafferty, a sophomore at St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland.  Her piece, entitled Sun, is a photograph of chalk on concrete.  Mary Kate said of her artwork, “I was inspired by the sunshine logo of Young Audiences.  I made it more colorful and stylized.  I changed the brightness and contrast settings so the colors would pop against the sidewalk.”

Sun by Mary Kate McCafferty

Here are some examples of the other submissions we received. Click here to see all the contest entries.

“Spaceman with ‘Young Audiences'” by Nathaniel Van Kirk, 1st grade, Boulevard Elementary School

“This is me taking Young Audiences to other worlds.”

“Around the World in Art” by Agatha Mathoslnh, 1st grade, Boulevard Elementary School

“We are all the same. We are all different. We have different music, dancing and thoughts, but we can learn about them all and grow together.”

“Creative Vortext” by Samuel Tate, 11th grade, Horizon Science Academy

“This piece represents the fusion of the arts to a central point, the ArtWorks program.”

“Math Bath” by Ivy Hairston, Boulevard Elementary School

“I made a math bath because I love math and also my math teacher.”

“Dancing Girl” by Yitti Greenberger, Pre-K, Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

“This girl is happy because everyday she comes home from school and dances to mucis. She’s wearing a ‘fancy curly skirt’. In this picture she is dancing to the music from the CD player (on the floor).”

“Curiosity” by Abby Meinen, 9th grade, Mentor High School

“In this piece I imitated the brushstroke and the style of Pierre Renoir and the ideas of impressionist painting. The piece also portrays the curiosity of childhood and the desire to explore. The child’s yellow dress is a bright reminder to the peaceful and happy spirit of children, something I tried to illustrate in the piece.”

Thanks to all of the students who submitted artwork to Young Audiences.  We appreciate your efforts!


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