Monday, MAY 22, 2023 at 02:30 P.M. EST

Best in Show

Kenan A. – Westlake Highschool, Westlake, OH

Founder’s Pick

Yesaya K. – John Marshall High School, Cleveland, OH

“Art Teacher of the Year” Award

Coach Lisa Cormack – Ranger High Tech Academy, North Ridgeville, OH

Elementary Division

Performing Arts: Gianna F. – Ranger High Tech Academy, North Ridgeville, OH

Visual Arts: Aubree B. – Ranger High Tech Academy, North Ridgeville, OH

Middle Division

Performing Arts: Gabriel X. – Solon Middle School, Solon, OH

Visual Arts: Carter L. – Jennings Community Learning Center, Akron, OH

High Division

Performing Arts: Abby X. – Solon High School, Solon, OH

Visual Arts: Kenan A. – Westlake Highschool, Westlake, OH

Raffle Winners

#1: Teagan C. – Two (2) tickets to Severance Music Center (Blossom Music Festival)

#2: Elliott F. and Easton M. – Four (4) tickets to Holden Forests & Gardens

#3: Hazel M. – Two (2) tickets to Great Lakes Theater

#4: Jay R. – Kalahari Waterpark Certificate – set of three (3)

#5: Alana W. – Kalahari Waterpark Certificate – set of three (3)

Special thanks to Galina R. for her assistance with the raffle entries drawing.


Special “Thanks” goes to:

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Severance Music Center (Blossom Music Festival), Great Lakes Theater, and Holden Forests & Gardens.


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Jessica Lei Howard, Visual Artist, Kent, OH, U.S.A.

"I've helped judge for Battle of the Teal for a few years now and am always so excited to see the work submitted by the students. I love art, I've been lucky enough to make it my full time job, and I love being able to support others, especially young artists, to do the same. Battle of the Teal is fun and a great opportunity to introduce young artists to the professional art world."

Shane Acevedo, Visual Artist, U.S.A.

"Art has always been a big part of my life and I am grateful for the role it has played in my life. I really admire those who pursue art full-time, and I appreciate any opportunity to connect with those who share a passion for art. It is important to support the arts as it is all around in so many different forms. I'm excited to back this project and honored to judge all the amazing work."

Maria Pankratieva - Pseudonym: Van Masha, Visual Artist, Ukraine (currently living in Germany)

"This project interested me because I want to get positive emotions and try myself in a new role. I have also never been a juror before. And I hope to inspire someone with my comments."

Rohan Mitchell, Visual Artist, Jamaica (currently living in Canada)

"Being a panel member provides an opportunity to support and engage with the creativity of young artists. It will undoubtedly be fun and inspiring to experience their unique expressions in various art forms. I am excited to see what these young creatives have in store for us!"

Lijie Liu, Visual Artist, China

"Art has no boundaries, and I'm glad it is happening right here, right now."

Megan Lermanda, Visual Artist, U.S.A.

"The artist medium has great potential for the younger generations, which is why I'm excited to support them with their creative experiences."

Leila Boukella, Visual Artist, U.S.A.

"This project excites me because it gives me an opportunity to be on the other side of the art competitions I so often entered in high school. I know first hand how motivating it can be to create work in this type of setting. Seeing the work of your peers in art at a young age is also a great way to connect with people and grow your skills."

Kimberly Malcolm, Visual Arts Aficionado, U.S.A.

"I’m an avid visual arts aficionado. While I am not a professional artist, I do study art, visit museums, and collect art. In the past, I have participated in setting up a successful art exhibition and I am currently on the board of an art organization that collects art and loans out the art pieces annually. I am excited about Battle of the Teal because art should be “seen” even the art of young students!"

Amruta Awate, Visual Artist, India (currently living in the U.S.A.)

"ART helps you to process your emotions and understand your surroundings. This project excites me because I have experienced, how art has changed my life positively. And I am glad that ‘Battle of the Teal’ has given this opportunity to the students to express themselves through the medium of ART."

Teresa Dolin, Performing Artist, U.S.A.

"I am interested [in this project] because I use art as a type of meditation. I believe it's good for a healthy mind and mental health. My form of art is taking broken wooden furniture or crates, taking them apart, and making something completely different."

Nicole Harvel, Visual Communicator, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.

"Creating spaces for young artists to express themselves and showcase their work is invaluable. Opportunities like this help young artists realize that art can be more than just a hobby."


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