And, we thank Mission Hills Business Improvement District board member and board secretary Audrey Patterson for bringing the banner art contest idea to our board and Susan McNeil Schreyer our Executive Director for implementing the concept to conclusion.
To Mission Hills art instructors Jaimee Brant owner of Paint Box Art Studio and Sarah Ekedal artist in residence and teacher at Grant K8, thank you for your partnership from the infancy of this contest back in March 2018. The inspiration you provided to your students and to all of us is beyond description.
And, to The Frame Maker‘s owner Samantha Atlas anddesigner Tom Houk, thank you for your partnership from the time this contest was only a notion.Who would have imagined how great big outdoor banners would look installed at The Frame Maker?
To our 14 banner art contest judges, John Bertsch, Jeri Blount, Ty Burch, Carin Canale-Theakston, Patty Ducey-Brooks, Mark Fehlman, J. Daniel Geddis, Sharon Gehl, Amanda Gregory, Janet O’Dea, Curtis Patterson, Tyler Renner, Leah Shuchter, and Stuart White thank you for taking hours from your day to judge all of the banners. And to Michael Rosenbaum, Vice President at NGG Mortgage, thank you for chauffeuring the judges on four outings over more than 20 miles. The NGG electric cart really added to the FUN!
An important step was creating entry categories and criteria for all banner submission and securing commitment from judges who cared.Sarah Ekedal and Jaimee Brant and the Mission Hills BID board were very involved with this.The categories are: TK through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade.Within each category there are four winning categories, based on cumulative scoring by the judges.
TK- 2nd Grade Honorable Mention award went to Vesper Gronborg, 8-year-old student at Paint Box Art Studio for “Concert in the Park”
3rd -5th Grade Honorable Mention award went to Bastidas Ekedal 4th Grade Class at Grant School for “Mission”
6th – 8th Grade Honorable Mention award went to Ava Castagnola, 12-year-old student at Paint Box Art Studio for “Starbucks”
3rd Place Awards:
TK- 2ndto Caparrell/Ekedal 2nd grade class at Grant School for “Runner with Leaves”
3rd -5th Grade 3rd Place to Wilson Ekedal 4th grade class at Grant School for “Roosters/Barn”
6th – 8th Grade 3rd Place award to Ekedal Art Advisor Middle School Class at Grant School for “Floral with White Dots”
2nd Place Awards:
TK- 2nd Grade 2nd Place to Webb/Ekedal 1st Grade Class at Grant School for “Graffiti Flowers”
3rd -5th Grade 2nd Place award to Ike Von Behren and Dave Von Behren 10-years-old and 80-years-old respectively, an independent project for “Sunset Bvd”
6th – 8th Grade 2nd Place award to Hannah Marcano, 13-year-old Middle School independent project for “Fort Oak in Mission Hills”
Tied for 6th – 8th Grade 2nd Place award was Angela Stahl 12-year-old Middle School independent project for “We Are One Community”
TK- 2nd Grade First Place award went to Ise Biezunski, a 7- year-old student at Paint Box Art Studio for “M Theory Music”
3rd -5th Grade First Place award went to Ella Blazie, 9-year-old student at Paint Box Art Studio for “Donut Star”
6th – 8th Grade First Place award went to Ava Patri, 11-year-old, middle school student at Paint Box Art Studio for “Mission Hills Nursery”
Grand Prize Award:
Many thanks to Curtis and Audrey Patterson of Patterson Engineering, Inc. for creating the Marianne Kalem Legacy Award Grand Prize and generously donating $500.00 for this award.The Grand Prize winner was Ise Biezunski, a 7-year-old student at Paint Box Art Studio for “M Theory Music” who accepted the $500.00 check from Patterson Engineering, Inc’s Curtis and Audrey Patterson.