Student Award Recipients

Fall 2020: Danae Antoine

Name: Danae Antoine School: Georgia State University Major/Concentration: Drawing & Painting Anticipated Gradition Date: Spring 2022 Location: Atlanta, GA @artfully_antoine   Artist Biography Through the use of aged and larger body types and unconventional self-imagery, my work brings to ...

Fall 2020: Symphonii Smith-Kennedy

  Name: Symphonii Smith-Kennedy School: Maryland Institute College of Art Major/Concentration: Painting with a concentration in Illustration Anticipated Gradition Date: Spring 2023 Location: Baltimore, MD Portfolio: www.sympaima.weebly.com @sympaima   Artist Biography As an aspiring...

Girls Award Recipients

September: Kaylah Turner

Name: Kaylah Turner Grade: 6 Location: Cary, NC Nominated by: Keisha Elise Kaylah has been painting since she was four years old. She would create detailed drawings since that age. Once she started school, her talents in art became more advanced and her artistic ability was undeniable. Kaylah has paint...

September: Riley Morris

Name: Riley Morris Grade: 11 Location: Los Angeles, CA @on_canvas_by_riley Hey! I'm Riley! I love all types of paintings, but my favorite medium is acrylic paint. I love creating paintings about black girl empowerment because as a black girl, I want to use my passion to empower young women that look li...

August: Loren Scott

Name: Loren Scott Grade: 9 Location: Frisco, TX @loloisartdesigns Nominated by: Shaylon Scott Loren has always had a love for drawing but her 8th grade year she took an interest in painting through the encouragement of her teachers. Her then mentor and family saw that she was more calm and happy whe...

August: Symone Terrell Newman

Name: Symone Terrell Newman Grade: 6 Location: Rialto, CA Nominated by: Tammi Terrell Symone has been interested in art since the age of 5. She started painting independently at the age of 8 years old. She is a natural artist and art speaks to her in ways that have great meaning. The pieces that she ha...

July: Ruth Hardy

Name: Ruth Hardy Grade: 12 Location: Spring, TX @theruthhardy   Hi my name is Ruth! I like to paint the black youth using objects and poses to represent a message in either the real world or within the subject.  I love mixing abstraction and texture with smooth realism to portray the real world whic...

July: Kimberly Greenhill

Name: Kimberly Greenhill Grade: 6 Location: Washington, DC Nominated by: Ebony Hester My daughter Kimberly loves art and painting! She's been painting since the first grade. I noticed she loves to paint after spending a lot of time in the art room in her after school program. She enjoys spending time w...

June: Athena Clark

  Name: Athena Clark Grade: 9 Location: Solvay, NY @Stitchislife24   Hey, I'm Athena! My favorite object to paint is black girls. I love painting black girls because I feel  in this society, the definition of beautiful is white, blonde, and blue eyes. I like to remind girls/women that they are ...

May: Oniya Williams

Name: Oniya Williams Grade: 12 Location: Harrisburg, PA @leiloni_arts   Hi, my name is Oniya! I've been involved with art all through my life. Art runs through my family and I've worked in different jobs to supply my passion. Although different people have commissioned my art, I still have a long ...

May: Chassity Davis

Name: Chassity Davis Grade: 4 Location: Orlando, FL @createwithchassy & www.createwithchassy.com Nominated by: Tynita Davis Chassity is a young girl who loves art. She started painting in 2019 when I noticed her love for art. She watches a lot of YouTube videos and tutorials about painting and takes...