The winners of this year’s contest were announced at the Eastern Shore Toyota Dealership in mid-March.
The theme of the 2015 competition was Mardi Gras and included original 2D pieces from students across Baldwin and Mobile County. Submissions were judged based on original design, technical skill and expression.
Senior Jacob Stockwell asked her a few questions about her accomplishment.
Why did you enter the contest?
We did it to raise funds for the Art dept. Plus, my art teacher, Mr. McCracken, saw the potential in my art and wanted me to enter.
How long have you been doing art?
I’ve been doing art since I was born. My aunt was a full-time artist, and we always did art together.
Do you think that the art programs in schools should have better funding?
Yes, I think that art is very important for students because it inspires creativity, and creativity inspires greatness.
Do you have any dream projects you would like to work on?
I’m interested in graphic art. I want to enter into more 3D contests because it’s my specialty.
Can you tell me about your contest entry?
The painting is about the Mississippi delta. I visited my dad’s side of the family all the time there. That’s where I spent most of my summers throughout my childhood. This place is very special to me.
Is there anything you would change about the contest? I would like to see more variety or styles of art. For example, Sculpting, and something that is just not on paper.
What did you do with the prize money? All of the prize money went towards Art supplies
This is Victoria with her mom, Foley High School teacher, Berkleigh Cirilli.
Congratulations to Victoria on her amazing placement and the funds she won for the art department.