By Kathy L. Collins
Beaux Arts Gallery, located at 11252 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview, held it 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show, a juried youth art show which features the artwork created by local elementary school children.
This year, there were 14 entries that were juried in to the show. An anonymous judge from Sarasota carefully reviewed all 14 and then named his top winners. The winners were announced at an Artists’ Reception held at the gallery on Thursday, December 5.
Best in Show went to Emaly Martinez. This is the second year for this finish for Martinez. First place was awarded to Aysia Parker-Thomas, second place went to Michael Grant and third place went to Sienna Fletcher. The judge awarded two Honorable Mentions to Manuel Gaspar and Jade Lopez.
Debra Bryant, co-chair of the Small Works Art Show said, “The caliber of the children’s artwork is just outstanding. I love being a part of this show and look forward to next year’s show.”
Bryant Martinez, Winthrop Town Artist and the principle artist at the Beaux Arts Gallery said, “The 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show has become a fine tradition. This is a lovely opportunity to introduce children to the world of the arts. It is even better to have their families join them to celebrate their artistic success in making fine art works. The young artists are now excited to attend the Winthrop Art Festival this March to meet and greet other fine artists and fine crafters.”
“We cannot wait for the 4th Annual Small Works Art Show in 2014 as we make this a mainstay in the Winthrop Town Center community and the surrounding communities,” added Martinez.
For more information on the Small Works Art Show and the upcoming 6th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival which is set to take place on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, please visit www.winthropartsfestival.org.