City of Carmel                                            One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032


Date:           December 5, 2006                                                                                                                                          
Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494

Release:      Immediate

Holiday Art Contest Winners from Carmel-Clay Schools

Carmel, IN – Winners of the Holiday in the Arts District student art contest were recognized at a tree lighting ceremony during the Holiday in the Arts District festivities on December 2nd .  Students from local schools were asked to submit a piece of original artwork with a holiday theme to the Arts & Design District Office.  Winning students were recognized by name and awarded a ribbon and small trophy for participating in the contest.

“This was our first year to host an art contest in the Arts & Design District, and we were thrilled to receive so many wonderful and creative pieces of artwork from our young, aspiring local artists.  The Arts & Design District is an ideal location to display works by local artists of any age.” said Sherry Mielke, Director of Finance and Operations for the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, Arts & Design District Office.

Members of the Carmel Arts Council selected a first, second, and third place winner in each grade from among the entries.  A list of honorable mention artwork was also chosen.  The winning posters were chosen based on best representation of the theme and creativity. 

All entries are on display in participating businesses in the Arts & Design District through the month of December.

 “We are so grateful for all the young artists who participated in the contest, and allowed us to display their artwork in our stores for the holiday season,” said Joanne Kouris, owner of Chaos and President of the Old Town Arts & Design Merchant Association.

For those students who were not present at the tree lighting ceremony on December 2nd, please stop by the Arts & Design District Office to pick up your ribbon and trophy.  The Arts & Design District Office is located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140.  Officer hours are Monday to Friday, 9-5 p.m.  Artwork can be picked up at the Arts & Design District Office after the first of the year.

Below is a list of Holiday in the Arts District art contest winners for 2006:
1st Place – Raigan Stanifer
2nd Place – Claire Bruns
3rd Place – Sean Gumbert
Honorable Mention – Madison Melcher

First Grade
1st Place – Lacey Farrow
2nd Place – Mary Claire Timberlake
3rd Place – Megan Graves
Honorable Mention
Joel Barrett
Ethan Counen
Patrick Fletchall
Karah Giesecke
Jack Haddad
Max Moroknek
Mary Charlotte Osborne
Lily Plumlee
Kiana Roudebush
Vance Roudebush
Patrick Simpson

Second Grade
1st Place – Kathleen Ho
2nd Place – Paige Fehn
3rd Place – Katherine O’Dell
Honorable Mention
Amanda Gjerde
Brian Hancock
Claire Hemingway
Andrew Matura
Hannah Mauck
Jack Michal
Beau Plumlee
Skyler Stanifer
Carolyn Ty

Third Grade
1st Place – Stasia Mallin
2nd Place – Lauren Popcheff
3rd Place – Susana Peredo-Muniz
Honorable Mention
Kate Bruns
Christina Copley
Samantha Deputy
Celene Funke
Paige Hemingway
Katie Matthew and Anna Yarling
Madeline O’Hara
McKenna Straton
Luke Timberlake
Haley Urbanowski

Fourth Grade
1st Place – Katie Popcheff
2nd Place – Kelsey Vonderohe
3rd Place – Katie McGinnis
Honorable Mention
Logan Farrow
Molly Fletchall
David Goldberg
Kelleen Haddad
Sofia Huster
Madeleine Leonard
Sara Mauck
Marget McClellan
Brady McGinnis
Samantha O’Dell
Katie Urbanowski

Fifth Grade
1st Place – Lauren Schrader
2nd Place – Rachel Chen
3rd Place – Alyssa Shorr

Seventh Grade
1st Place – Garrett Straton
2nd Place – Kara Sheplock

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