October 8th, 2009 :: PROGRAMS
Holiday Banner Art Contest Winners
Through the Eyes of a Child: Christmas in Kingsport
Kingsport, TN (Oct. 5, 2009) – The Arts Council of Greater Kingsport (ACGK), in conjunction with the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Kingsport would like to proudly announce the winners of this year's Holiday Banner Art Contest. In the elementary school division Jacob Isaac was awarded third place, Corey Miller was awarded second place, and Jordan Malone was the first place winner. In the middle school division Daniel O’Neal was our third place winner, Lin Liu was our second place winner, and our first place winner was Delanie Boyd. In the high school division Whitney Calhoun placed third, Caitlin Maines placed second, and Dulcie Satler placed first. Our over all best in show winning entry was submitted by Aubrey Baker, of Dobyns-Bennett High School.
The Best in Show winning entry will be recreated into holiday banners that will be displayed along Main Street in downtown Kingsport throughout the holiday season. Additionally, the three first place winning entries and the best in show entry will be printed on yard flags and sold as a means to generate funds to further arts awareness and education to area youth. The yard flags will be available for sale at the Christmas Connection, the Junior League Holiday Market, and Kingsport Town Center.
This impressive annual exhibit represents the combined efforts of the Arts Council of Greater Kingsport, the Cultural Arts Division, students, and teachers, who encouraged their students to enter the competition. The top finishers along with 10 honorable mention selections will be recognized locally during the Junior League Holiday Market and will be invited to a special award ceremony that highlights their accomplishments. The ceremony will take place on Saturday October the 10th at 10:30am in the Meadowview Convention Center. The winning artwork will be displayed during the Holiday Market and then will be rotated to various locations within the city. Cash and prizes totaling more than $1,000 will be given to the creators of the winning entries at the awards ceremony.
As the primary annual fundraiser for The Junior League of Kingsport, the Holiday Market supports the many charitable community projects that benefit the women and children of the Tri-Cities region. This year’s holiday Market will take place October 8 -10, 2009 at the MeadowView Convention Center. Items such as fine art, clothing, jewelry, up-scale gifts and collectibles, home décor items and gourmet foods, as well as, many more will be available. General shopping hours are Friday and Saturday, October 9 – 10 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
The ACGK is thrilled with the response received for this project. Entry forms for next year’s competition are already in the works. Congratulations to all of the winners!
The Arts Council of Greater Kingsport is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as, the Kingsport Community Foundation (a fund of the East Tennessee Foundation), Eastman Chemical Co., the City of Kingsport’s Cultural Arts Division, and other local sponsors.