2020 Arts Unlimited District 214, Daily Herald Community Art & Writing Contest winners

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 4/1/2020 1:17 PM

Art, poetry and fiction writing aren't talents that are supposed to fade away after high school. But adult life often intrudes.

The annual Arts Unlimited District 214/Daily Herald Community Art and Writing Contest primarily celebrates adults in our community who, despite the pressures of adulthood, have continued to pursue their passion for the arts. Teens are allowed to enter, too.

 

We are proud to present the 2020 winners.

Here they are:

Visual art

Judged by artist Liz Schrenk.

1st place: "Brooklyn (coloredlights)" by Abby Franke, Elk Grove Village.
1st place: "Brooklyn (coloredlights)" by Abby Franke, Elk Grove Village. - Abby Franke, Elk Grove Village

1st place: "Brooklyn (coloredlights)" by Abby Franke, Elk Grove Village. Judge's comment: This lively portrait is engaging and relatable, successfully deploying light and color in a unique and detailed composition. The subject's expression playfully responds to the colored lights while the artist makes great use of space, repetition and reflection.

2nd place: "Menticide" by Angelina Scianna, Mount Prospect.
2nd place: "Menticide" by Angelina Scianna, Mount Prospect. - Angelina Scianna, Mount Prospect

2nd place: "Menticide" by Angelina Scianna, Mount Prospect. Judge's comment: Combining digital processes, this powerful piece illustrates the fearful implications of the influence of technology. By juxtaposing light and shadow with complimentary colors, the artist pulls us into the world of this trapped figure.

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"Hanging Thoughts" by Samantha Micklewright, Arlington Heights.
"Hanging Thoughts" by Samantha Micklewright, Arlington Heights. - Samantha Micklewright, Arlington Heights

3rd place: "Hanging Thoughts" by Samantha Micklewright, Arlington Heights. Judge's comment: Using layered and textural color, this artist invites us to look more closely at this dark and foreboding tableau.

Prose

Judged by William Leece, author and retired English teacher.

1st place: "A Puncher's Chance" by Michael Hurley, Mount Prospect

2nd place: "March Rain, Year 2 Scholars, New South Wales" by Bev Ottaviano, Arlington Heights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

3rd place: "True Friends" by Angella Lee, Arlington Heights

Poetry

Judged by Jan Bottiglieri, Schaumburg-based poet and author.

1st place: "Farmer's Market Club" by Jenna Koch, Mount Prospect

2nd place: "Starlight" by Allison Feder, Arlington Heights

3rd place: "Childhood Bedroom" by Melissa Blank, Prospect Heights

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