Young at Art! Winners!

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Winners of the 2022 Young at Art Regional Youth Art Contest Announced!

The prizes for Fenimore Art Museum’s Young at Art Regional Youth Art Contest were awarded Saturday, June 4 during a ceremony at the Museum.  The Grand Prize was given to Monica Kennedy (Grade 12, homeschooled in Hartwick) for her drawing Reach for Yore Memories.

“This drawing of my grandmother’s hand gifting me flowers represents more than the passing of horticultural knowledge,” said Ms. Kennedy. “It holds old, precious, and formative memories and relationships, which I will always reach for and hold close to my heart as I grow and flourish through the sunshine and the storms that life brings.”

Prize categories at the ceremony also included “Best Representation of the Theme,” awarded to Brynne Livelsberger (Grade 12, Gilberstville-Mount Upton CSD) for her painting Photographic Memory and “Outstanding Participation” which was awarded to Donovan Middle School (Utica City School District) for the 85 students that participated in the program from the school this year.

32 winning works of art were selected from 320 submissions to comprise the exhibition, Young at Art! Inspired by Memory, on view at Fenimore Art Museum through July 4, 2022.  Read more about the exhibit and see images here >>

Young at Art is sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown, NYCM Insurance, the Black Family Foundation; and Stewart’s Holiday Match.


About Young at Art
Local students in grades 6-12 from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Delaware Counties were invited to participate in Fenimore Art Museum’s annual art competition.  Through Young at Art, students learn about art inspired by an annual theme–this year’s theme being memory.  They then design their own works.  A panel of artists serve as judges for the contest and select artworks to comprise an exhibition, in addition to student recipients of special awards.

Left to right: Connor McCutcheon, Justina Daempfle, Marlo DeAngelo, Michelle Bosma (Manager of Youth Programs at Fenimore Art Museum), Monica Kennedy, Kalista Maiorano, Olivia Loomis, Shiloh Jones, Hannah Rockwell.

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