Bettie Awards

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2019 ELIZABETH BARKER DELAPLAINE AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Bettie Award Winner!

Colleen Avila
Linganore High School
American Boy
oil on canvas

FCAA president Rena Larkin, Colleen Avila, and Delaplaine CEO Catherine Moreland

FCAA president Rena Larkin, Colleen Avila, and Delaplaine CEO Catherine Moreland

The Bettie Award Winning artwork and artwork by all the finalists are on exhibit March 2-April 26, 2019. Visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite work of art from among the Bettie Award Finalists throughout the duration of the exhibit. The artwork that receives the most votes will be named the 2019 People’s Choice Winner and receive a $250 prize.

Finalists: See below for important dates

2019 Bettie Award Finalists

Anisa Asad
Oakdale High School
A Transitory World
Acrylic

Asher Burrows
homeschooled
Duality
photographs printed onto puzzle pieces

Benjamin Clarke
Urbana High School
Hypocrisy
aerosol paint and ink on canvas

Megan Connor
Oakdale High School
G.O.A.T.
clay, clear glaze, India ink

Olivia Giangrasso
Oakdale High School
Union River, Maine
oil pastels

Kendall Gill
Oakdale High School
Adolescence
photography

Kendall Larade
Urbana High School
Elsewhere
photography

Courtney Larrick
Linganore High School
Skull
oil on canvas

Leah Peckham
Urbana High School
The Flowers on Bettie’s Table
oil pastel

Saahiti Potluri
Urbana High School
Sunday Afternoon, 2:46 PM
photography

Ian Spurrier
Frederick High School
Unknown Story: Bodie, CA
photography

John Stoffer
Oakdale High School
Annulus
acrylic and gloss medium on canvas

 

Bettie-Delaplaine
Bettie Delaplaine was a lifelong supporter of the arts in Frederick County, Maryland. Her strong belief in the importance of the arts in our community, and the importance of supporting young emerging artists, inspired The Delaplaine Arts Center to create the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists in her honor. The award program is an annual event run in March, nationally recognized as Youth Art Month.

Prize money for the Bettie Award is sponsored in part by a generous gift from the Frederick County Art Association.

Important Dates

April 26, 2019 – Exhibit closes – Last day to vote for People’s Choice.
April 29-May 5, 2019 – Artwork pick up (all unclaimed artwork will be disposed of)

Past Bettie Award Winners

The 2018 Bettie Award Winner:
Caleb Spencer of Tuscarora High School – Self Portrait, photography
Self-Portrait-by-Caleb-Spencer

2017 Bettie Award Winner:
Maggie Kirkpatrick – The Search, photography
The-Search-by-Maggie-Kirkpatrick

2016 Bettie Award Winner:
Megan Werner – Rockstar Energy, sculpture
Rockstar-Energy-by-Megan-Werner

2015 Bettie Award Winner:
Kate Kinley – To Find the Meaning of It, photography
To-Find-the-Meaning-of-It-by-Kate-Kinley,-2015-Bettie-Award-Winner

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