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    2017 Naramore Art Show Winners Announced
    Posted on 05/18/2017
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    2017 Naramore Art Show

    Exhibition dates: April 5 to May 28, 2017
    Awards Ceremony and Teen Night Out: May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Keynote speaker: Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board Director, District V
    Live performances include: The Hamilton Trio

    Free and open to the public.

    The Naramore Art Show showcases more than 200 artworks by our middle and high school students at the Seattle Art Museum’s Community Gallery.

    Seattle Public Schools has held the Naramore Art Show since 1985 to celebrate the success of our highest achieving art students and share their learning with the greater community.

    For more information and to see the list of last year’s winners visit our Naramore webpage to learn more.

    You can also read more about the Naramore show on the Seattle Art Museum website.

    The poster design featured on this article is one of several exhibition posters you may see posted in schools and in the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence. The artist is Hana Beronja '16 Garfield High School and poster design by Jodi Gregg '19 Center School.

    2017 Naramore Art Show Winners Announced

    Congratulations to all Seattle Public Schools (SPS) students who took part in the 2017 Naramore Art Show at the Seattle Art Museum!

    Established in 1985, every year Naramore celebrates more than 200 artworks by Seattle Public Schools middle and high school students and the dedication of numerous art teachers across the district. This year, talented students from across the district showcased paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, and 3-D displays.

    The show is named for Floyd A. Naramore, a visionary architect who invested deeply in his community and in the education of our students by designing more than 22 schools, including Roosevelt, Garfield and Cleveland high schools, and is an expression of efforts to ensure all students have opportunities and access to the arts through The Creative Advantage.

    The Creative Advantage is the Seattle Public Schools arts plan supported through a public-private partnership with the district, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Foundation and community arts organizations. The goal of The Creative Advantage is to help students achieve success in school and in life through access to the arts.

    The Creative Advantage is another way SPS is working to eliminate opportunity gaps for all students. The 2017 Naramore Art Show runs through May 28.

    Here is a link to photos of the art show and the winning art on Flickr.

    Here is a list of the 2017 Naramore Art Show winners


    1st: Zoe Russell, Garfield
    "Confusion", by Zoe Russell, overall winner of the the Naramore Art Show "Confusion", by Zoe Russell, overall winner of the the Naramore Art Show

    Middle School

    1st:  Kai Spratt, Salmon Bay
    2nd: Naomi Geist, Hazel Wolf K-8
    3rd: Darby Moore, Salmon Bay
    4th: Jimmy Ta, Denny International
    5th: Luka Jambresic, Hazel Wolf K-8

    High School

    1st: Zoe Russell, Garfield
    2nd: Carson Smith-Strange, Ingraham
    2rd: Costanza Bigolin, West Seattle
    3rd: Lilly Foss, The Center School

    1st: Madalyn Stewart, West Seattle
    2nd: Teresa Nicolella, Ballard
    2nd: Hana Suzumura, Nathan Hale
    3rd: Eva Divine, The Center School

    1st: Miyah Rosenfeldt, Ballard
    1st: Laila Smith, Ballard
    2nd: Quinn Fitzgerald, West Seattle
    3rd: Jalia Setel, Roosevelt

    Mixed Media
    1st: Wayke Hill, Ballard
    2nd: Adrian Metzlar, West Seattle
    3rd: Mika Kitazumi, NOVA

    1st: Meghan Gottschalk, Nathan Hale
    2nd: Samantha Patrick, Franklin
    2nd: Apinya Abrahamsen, Roosevelt
    3rd: Jack Durham, West Seattle


    We also asked a number of high school students why is art important to them? Here are their responses...