Student artist poster contest winner named for Frisco festival

National, regional artists to sell original artwork during Arts in the Square, March 23-24
(FRISCO-February 8, 2013) Arts in the Square is a juried Fine Arts festival featuring some of the best national and regional artists selling their original artwork.

The event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, and is presented by Frisco Square Property Owners in cooperation with SoDeVis – Society for the Development of the Visual Arts and the Collin County Songwriters Association.

Arts in the Square was enjoyed by over 15,000 visitors to Frisco Square in 2012.

This is the third year of the Arts in the Square Poster contest. Every year students from FISD and others participate in four categories according to grade, K-12.  A jury selects a winner in each of the four categories and submits a request for entries to the Graphic Arts and Illustration class at FISD CTEC for a distinguished jury to decide on the final winning piece to be featured as the poster for 2013 Arts in the Square.

This year’s winner is Abbie Solomon in Dianna Bacon’s class.  Abbie is a first year graphic design and illustration student at the Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center and a sophomore at Wakeland High School.

“”Abbie worked diligently to come up with a creative poster concept that also allowed her to show some scrapbook style artwork. The end result was a bright, spring colored poster that skillfully addressed the artwork of each group winner,” Bacon said.

Winners in each category will receive cash awards Saturday, March 9 during the Award Ceremony & Opening Reception. This free event is hosted by Frisco Arts at the Frisco Art Gallery in the Discovery Center from 2-4 pm. All entries will be exhibited, including entries sent by students in Brazil, France and Venezuela.  The show is free and open to the public March 4-30, 2013.

An Arts in the Square Winner’s Circle hardcover book by Diana Moya, curator of the exhibit, is published and donated every year to the Frisco Public Library during the Awards Ceremony.  Additional copies are available to parents and school libraries to benefit Frisco Education Foundation.

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Submitted by Paige Scheer.

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