Cape & Islands Whale Trail Student Art Contest Winner Announced

WINNER OF THE CAPE AND ISLANDS WHALE TRAIL STUDENT ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

Cape Cod Five Savings Bank is pleased to announce Jessica Magyar and the National Art Honor Society of Sandwich High School for â??Sea Glassy,â? a glass mosaic whale, as the winners of the Whale Trail Student Art Contest. The contest was a huge success with over 100 submissions from student artists in 10 Cape and Island High Schools. The goal of the contest was to inspire students to share their creativity with the community and to provide an opportunity for recognition of special artistic talents. The winner receives the opportunity to paint a whale to be exhibited in the 2006 Cape and Islands Whale Trail. They will also receive a $500 honorarium and a cash donation to their schoolâ??s art department from the auction proceeds.

The competition had three runners up. Ben Hughes, Keri Tata, Molly McWilliams and Adam Gaudreau of the Cape Cod Regional Technical in Harwich for â??Whale Podâ?. Molly Avellar of Nauset Regional High School for â??Beached Whaleâ? and Ashley Hill of Barnstable High School for â??Andy Whale-hol.â?

The Cape and Islands Whale Trail is a public art exhibit and charitable event that will take place the Cape and Islands this summer. The Whale Trail will feature creative, unique whale sculptures which will be on display at locations throughout Cape Cod, Marthaâ??s Vineyard and Nantucket from May until September. The 6â?? fiberglass whales are sponsored by local organizations, businesses and individuals and are decorated by local artists.

The competition was open to all Cape and Islands High School Students in public, private, technical and charters schools. A total of 100 entries were received for the competition. Entries were judged on originality, creativity, and composition.

All participating students will have their renderings publicly displayed May 10 â?? 24 at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Presenting Sponsors of the Whale Trail, located at 154 Crowell Road in Chatham. The opening reception will be on May 10th from 5-7 pm. For more information, please call 508-945-3583.

The Winner was selected by an independent jury comprised of The Whale Trail Advisory Board members; Gigi Ledkovsky and Linda McNeil-Kemp of Cape Cod Museum of Arts, Jo Marie Pollock of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Jean Mangiafico and Pam Wise of the Creative Art Center in Chatham, Zoe Sawka a junior at Cape Cod Academy and the organizer of the Whale Trail Student Art Contest.

â?We congratulate everyone who participated, each rendering showed tremendous originality, say Zoë Sawka.â? â??We were so impressed by the enthusiasm and the caliber of work submitted by our Cape-wide high schools, says Jean Mangiafico President of the Creative Art Center in Chatham, presenting sponsors of the Whale Trail.

â??This creative project allows the Cape Cod Fiveâ??s Charitable Foundation to once again demonstrate in a very tangible way, its commitment to youth, and fostering arts and culture on Cape Cod,â? says David Willard, Vice President Community Relations Officer The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. â??A successful community needs to enthusiastically, encourage and embrace both, which we are privileged and proud to do.â?

For general information about Whale Trail:
Website: http://capeandislandswhaletrail.com
To learn how to sponsor a whale: Contact: Jill Talladay, Trail Manager at (Tel) 508-760-8187

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