Each year hundreds of students in the Tri-County area submit their artwork to our annual Town & Country Art Show. In its 51st year, Town & Country Art Show displays a wonderful collection of artwork from talented, young artists. The Buchanan Center for the Arts is honored to exhibit their artwork and we invite you join us in the BCA gallery for two special events—OFTA Gallery Talk 10am Wednesday, March 13, and 2-4pm Saturday, March 16, for the Opening Reception with awards presented at 3pm. Artist credit: Elise Fippinger Implode 2018 Town & Country Best of Show. Click on the link below for the list of 2019 award winners.

 51st Town & Country Art Show 2019 Awards

March 12 – April 26, 2019

Awards Reception 2-4pm Saturday, March 16

YOUNGBLOOD AWARD – For artistic promise and potential.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade 

WINNER: Leticia Hammitt – “Dragon”

6th Grade – 8th Grade 

WINNER: Jahayla Aparicio – “World Peace”

9th Grade – 12th Grade 

WINNER: Shaylee Smet – “Hand Study”

GRACE BUCHANAN AWARD – For best use of medium.


WINNER: Hannah Brownlee – “Giraffe”


WINNER: Brenda Garcia – “Untitled”


WINNER: Elise Fippinger – “Woodfire Grill”

Pen, Ink, Pencil

WINNER: Olivia Hucke – “The Ballerina”


WINNER: Griselda Rico – “Designer Baby”


WINNER: Maryssa Scardino – “Pomegranate Still Life”


WINNER: Griselda Rico – “Groovy Boy ‘Friend’”


WINNER: Tatum Willits – “Speak 

Mixed Media 

WINNER: Stella Narciewicz – “Face Value”

BEST OF DIVISION – For overall outstanding artwork within an age group. 

Kindergarten – 5th Grade 

WINNER: Sophie Nelson – “Fruit Bowl”

6th Grade – 8th Grade 

WINNER: Jennifer Buhlman – “VB”

9th Grade – 12th Grade

WINNER: Elise Fippinger – “Woodfire Grill” 

SUSAN TWOMEY INNOVATION AWARD – For creativity, unique perspective, and artwork that stands out among a sea of artwork and shows tremendous promise within the entire exhibition.

WINNER: Rebecca Richardson – “Self Portrait”

KATHY LOWE-ARTHUR AWARD – Awarded to one junior high student for outstanding artwork.

WINNER: Molly Mattan – “The Peace Filled Dove”

LYNN FINCH AWARD – Awarded to one 2nd – 6th grade student for unique/mature artwork and execution of technique for his/her age.

WINNER: Hailey Higareda – “Dragon”

BEST OF SHOW – For overall outstanding artwork.

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WINNER: Olivia Hucke – “The Ballerina”