Art students at Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools have the opportunity to display their art in the Salvo Art Gallery.
It isn't surprising to find excellent art work featured in the Salvo Art Gallery. Saturday, April 3, 2016 was no exception. What was a little
“If you decide to follow a career in art you have to be one of the most stubborn people in the world.” JJ GRAHAM, Salvo Art Gallery
different was the average age of the artists whose work was on display – 16 years old.
The show featured nearly 65 pieces of art in a variety of art mediums, including mixed media, pencil, pen, acrylics, oils and photography, created by students at FPC and Matanzas high schools. The top four received prize money for their work. Judi Wormeck from the Flagler County Art League judged the pieces. Skip Westphal, also from FCAL, presented an award from the League.
“I think it keeps getting better every year,” said Ed Beckett graphic design instructor at Flagler Palm Coast High School. “We do a show at FCAL every Fall, and JJ (Graham) and Petra (Iston) let us do this show here in the Spring.”
Art Gallery owner and artist JJ Graham congratulated the students and gave them some words of experience. “If your piece didn't receive an award, don't let that discourage you,” he said. “Drive is the most important thing. If you decide to follow a career in art, you have to be one of the most stubborn people in the world.”