April 9th marked an evening filled with positive energy as students, teachers and families mingled with real estate executives and socialites at the student exhibition and celebration, which culminated in a presentation of $11,000 in scholarships for 12 deserving participants.
The exhibit included 75 notable submissions by students, bites from Bolsa Mercado and Paciugo, wine by Custom Wine Source, beer by Heineken, photography by Travis Lilley, valet by Sewell Automotive Companies, flowers by Whole Foods and Central Market and music by DJ Blake Ward.
The scholarship recipients included:
Best of Show
1st Prize $3,000 Scholarship – Abigail Chang, The Einstein School, “Lobster Dinner”
2nd Prize $2,000 Scholarship – Thomas Molash, Cistercian Preparatory School, “Parallelism”
3rd Prize $1,000 Scholarship – Ashley Andrews, Booker T. Washington, “Metallic Utensils”
UCR Awards $750 Scholarships
1) Camille Rivera, Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, “iPhone 5c”
2) Ysidro Motta, Rowlett High School, “1 Million”
Judges Awards $500 Scholarships
1) Wade Griffith Award: Michael McCallum, Cistercian Preparatory School, “Free Sample”
2) Lisa Petty Award: Andrew Helmbrecht, Highland Park High School, “Boxes on Boxes”
3) Sam Reitmayer Sano Award: Christian Gay, Booker T. Washington, “Reflections”
4) Bernard Underwood Award: Graham Buchanan, Cistercian Preparatory School, “Pins and Needles”
5) Teresa Gubbins Award: Uriel Paulin, North Dallas High School, “Peppermint”
6) Evans Caglage Award: Timothy Skaras, Cistercian Preparatory School, “Introspective Division”
7) Instagram Award by Jeyson Paez: Sarah Deibel, Booker T Washington, “Chickn”
Thank you to those of you who attended, donated and supported in many ways. You certainly made this night incredibly successful for our participants! We are looking forward to celebrating DFW’s talented high school student photographers for many more years to come.
The photos have been snapped; the entries submitted; the winners chosen. Now it’s time for the big reveal! Please join us for the 6th Annual 2014 Retail as Art Artist Reception and Exhibition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 9th at 129Leslie in the Dallas Design District.
This year marks a key milestone for Retail as Art as we will be doubling the scholarship dollars this year, awarding over $10,000 to our winning participants.
Guests will walk into a gallery-themed affair where participant submissions will be showcased. Browse this year’s notable entries while enjoying hors d’oeuvres provided by Bolsa Mercado and gelato from Paciugo. Guests can snap a selfie or a group shot photo in our fun ShutterBooth photo booth while tapping their toes to tunes by DJ Blake Ward.
Students, parents and teachers will have the opportunity to mingle with judges and sponsors and the highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the 2014 Scholarship winners.
Valet parking will be provided courtesy of Sewell Dealerships and photographs displayed will be available for purchase, so be sure to bring your checkbook or credit card!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP at www.retailasart2014.eventbrite.com.
These blogging goddesses have graciously given their time to help generate buzz for this year’s Retail as Art photography competition. Food to fashion; arts to architecture; nightlife to novels; travel to tech. These women know their Dallas retail! Each shares a passion for cultivating our youth: the future of the Dallas arts community.
Cynthia Smoot: Cynthia spends her days creating interactive social media strategies and handling media relations for clients at Gangway Advertising. At night, she hits the town to cover the “hottest events and coolest people” in Dallas for her lifestyle blog, Oh So Cynthia. From food to fashion, reality TV to charity galas, cultural events to business deals, this city is happening and Cynthia likes to be right in the middle of the action and take readers along for the ride!
Allison and Courtney Edwards: Authors of Where Wear in the City, this twin duo was immersed at an early age into a love for fashion. They enjoy the finer things in life… fashion, nightlife and events! Courtney has a passion for event planning and marketing and enjoys cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. Her counterpart Allison has a love of working with children and devotes her time to helping others and serving as a mentor. When they aren’t out saving the world or hitting the town, you can find them working out, training for marathons, playing tennis, attending concerts and cultural events, spending time with their chi-weenies and shopping for a bargain of course! Who says you can’t have it all?
Jennifer Buxton: Jennifer also goes by the Real Posh Mom. Real Posh Mom is a blog devoted to real food, posh style and the lifestyle of travel, tech toys (big and small) and the family. Jennifer believes everything in life has a story, and life is too short not to enjoy the best of it. Jennifer comes from a PR and Marketing background with a love of photography and exploration.
Lea Ann Stundins: Lea Ann is a creative marketer specializing in concept and strategy for branding, promotions, events, PR, social media, digital and social content, video and advertising. She owns and writes for Mommy’s Wish List, her blog of seven years, and currently creates content for BlackBookInk. She is also a resident of North Oak Cliff, mom of two boys in Dallas ISD, and passionate neighborhood activist for art and culture in Dallas. Lea Ann has a BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design and you can see her current drawings on her tumblr “The Coup de Coeur Project“.
Betsy Mitchell: Betsy is the founder of The Dallas Socials and Lip Gloss and High Heels. She is a lifestyle blogger who covers all the hottest events and restaurants that Dallas has to offer. Follow @DallasSocials for the latest and greatest that Dallas has to offer.
We are thrilled to review each of the incredible submissions we’ve received and look forward to seeing you at our Exhibition Event on April 9th!