Bernews: BNT ‘Bermuda Roots’ Art Competition Winners

Bernews: BNT ‘Bermuda Roots’ Art Competition Winners

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Trust is pleased to announce the winners of its student art competition sponsored by Sompo International. This year’s theme was ‘Bermuda Roots.’

“Submitted artwork from primary, middle, and senior school students was judged by artists Jahbarri Wilson, Jill Amos Raine and Tiffany Banner; Meredith Ebbin and Vincent Chaves of Bermuda National Trust; and representatives from Sompo International.”

BNT Heritage Education Coordinator Anna Stevenson said, “The Bermuda National Trust is extremely grateful to Sompo International for sponsoring this opportunity for Bermuda’s young artists to display their talent.

“The quality of the entries was again truly impressive and there were a wide range of interpretations of the ‘Bermuda Roots’ theme that encompassed both natural and cultural heritage. The judges had a very hard time choosing the winning pieces. In addition to the first, second and third places, there were several honorable mentions in each age group.”

The spokesperson said, “In the 9-12 year age group, first place and a prize of $300 was awarded to Tallulah Morris, who is home-schooled, for her mixed media piece entitled ‘Stories the Cedar Sees’. In second place with a prize of $175 was Amaris Munya of Warwick Academy for her multi-faceted portrait depicting the varied heritages of Bermuda’s people.

“In third place with a prize of $75 was Isabella Goodall of BHS for ‘Restriction of My Roots’. Honorable mentions were given to Seri Fisher, Connor Miskiewicz, Turi Philpott, Quincy Ratteray, Julia Stoppa and Legend Robinson.

“In the 13-18 year age group, first place and a prize of $500 went to Samantha Rance from BHS for her earth-tones painting of 1920s Front Street. In second place, with a prize of $300 was Chelsea Scarth from MSA for her artwork entitled ‘Bermuda Then & Now’.

“In third place, also from MSA, was Liana Franco, who won $175 for her piece entitled ‘Portuguese in Bermuda, 1849’. Honorable mentions were awarded to Reece Percy, Callum Adams, Brianna Jones and Ivanna Young.

“The winning artwork will be exhibited in the lobby of Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, where Sompo is headquartered, from November 14-25. All entries to the competition can be viewed on the Bermuda National Trust’s website.”

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November 16, 2022 News