Date: March 5th & 6th, 2022
Where: Downtown Bartow
Time: Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission Price: Free Community Event
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Student Art Show sponsored by SouthState Bank
Teachers from both public and private schools have been invited to display the best artwork of their students in kindergarten through twelfth grade both days of the show. Homeschooled students were also invited to submit art.
All students’ work will be judged by artist Vicky Luffman. Each elementary school will receive a First, Second, and Third Place Award, and one Best Display Award of $100 with a ribbon will be awarded to the art teacher for that collective display. We appreciate the teachers who take their time to showcase the artwork of their students and support the student art show.
One middle school student’s art will be selected by the judge as Best of Show and receive a cash award and ribbon. High school artists will compete for monetary show awards: Best of Show $300, 4 Awards of Distinction at $100 each, and 4 Awards of Achievement at $50 each.
All awards will be presented at a ceremony Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to stay both days and offer their artwork for sale.
Student Art Judge, Vicky Luffman
Vicky Luffman, who will be judging student art this year, is a painter and surface design artist in Lakeland, and past president of the Lakeland Art Guild.
She is the owner of Brick Street Gallery and Studio, where she regularly teaches painting, textile and fiber arts, bookmaking, advanced dyeing techniques and weaving.
Ms. Luffman has taught for more than 20 years, and teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina and The Polk Museum of Art. She has shown her work in juried festivals, currently participating in gallery shows.
Ms. Luffman’s work has won numerous awards and is in private collections. She looks for specific sets of rules driven by her background in mathematics, trying for balance and spatial relationships, repetition in theme and design as well as creative composition, color, texture, and pattern.
When viewing and judging work, she looks for an original approach by artists who reach for elements often ignored, while keeping an eye on skillful techniques.