Arts in the Square student poster contest winner named

Frisco Arts in the Square student poster contest
Samantha Hicks, a senior and first year Graphic Design and Illustration student at the Career & Technical Education Center, is the winner of the Arts in the Square student poster contest.

Frisco’s Arts in the Square March 31 & April 1

With an overwhelming 125 votes, Samantha Hicks, a senior and first year Graphic Design and Illustration student at the Career & Technical Education Center, is this year’s winner of the Arts in the Square student artist poster contest, promoting Frisco’s 2012 arts festival.

The contest was held for the public vote’s on the Frisco Square Facebook page.  The top three poster designs for the Facebook voting competition were selected by a jury of artists. As the first place winner, Sami received $100.

Sami has had a background in yearbook design since the 8th grade and signed up for Graphic Design because she wanted to further her education in design and have the opportunity to expand her portfolio.  Sami has been accepted to both University of North Texas and Texas Tech but has not yet made her decision.

Sami competed with two other Graphic Design students at the CTE Center. Christie Shokler, the 2011 poster contest winner, and Lara Baden were both finalists in the competition.

The top 64 artwork entries from Frisco ISD grades K-12 participants are initially selected by a jury of Fine Artists and Frisco ISD art teachers. Then the top four award winning entries are incorporated in the poster designs for the festival and also receive $100 each for their contribution.

Congratulations to these student artists for their contribution to the poster design; Kari Schackmann, of Wakeland High School, Anna Peev, of Liberty High School, Delaney Archer, of Boals Elementary, and Taylor King, of Pink Elementary.

To see all 100 entries on a slide show, visit friscosquare.com/AITS_posters. The selected entries are on exhibit at the Frisco Art Gallery in the Frisco Discovery Center throughout March 2012.

Arts in the Square festival

The 3rd Annual Arts in the Square will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.  The annual, juried Fine Arts festival features the best national and regional artists who sell their original creations. It is co-presented and hosted by Frisco Square Development and Frisco Arts, the Official Art Agency of Frisco, that is designated to enrich the Frisco community by supporting the awareness, presence and practice of the visual, musical, and performing arts. In addition to providing the community with a high-quality cultural event, the festival brings a great Fine Arts experience to the Frisco community.

For more information, visit friscosquare.com/AITS .

By Heather Wheat for Frisco Square, handwrittenbyheather.com; edited for publication by Blue Ribbon News, all rights reserved.

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