Student Art Exhibition

MNPS Students Shine in Middle Tennessee Art Show
Posted on 12/19/2022
Student art exhibit in Parthenon hallway

If you want to see some great artwork by MNPS middle school and high school students, you should head to The Parthenon by January 6.

More than 20 students from seven MNPS schools were winners in the 15th annual Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Tennessee Art Education Association and The Parthenon, and the art they created is now on display at the iconic building in Centennial Park. More than 600 entries were submitted by art students from across the region.

artwork by MNPS students hangs in a Parthenon hallway

“We are incredibly proud of the art students whose artwork was selected for this special exhibit,” said Jeff Smith, MNPS’s director of visual and performing arts. “Their art teachers also deserve our praise for supporting a culture of high expectations and academic excellence in the arts. I am excited to see the ‘best of’ work again this summer.”

Three "Best of " Winners

Three MNPS students were “Best of” winners and will have their work exhibited in a special “Best of TN” exhibit at the Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University this summer.

  • Best of High School: Donya Sarafian, grade 12, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
  • Best of Painting: John Montague, grade 12, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
  • Best of Digital: Sheala Smartt, grade 12, Nashville School of the Arts

Students Also Honored

Apollo Middle School
  • Remus Adams, grade 8: 1st Place, Mixed Media
  • Meshayla McNeill, grade 8: 3rd place, Mixed Media
  • Daniella Berrios, grade 8: Honorable mention, Mixed Media
Cane Ridge High School
  • Fiorella Barrientos, grade 12: Honorable mention, Digital
Hillsboro High School
  • Serenity Safeeullah, grade 10: 2nd place, Drawing
  • Ava Thorsen, grade 11: 3rd place, Mixed Media
  • Dia Abdullah, grade 12: Honorable mention, Photography
Hillwood High School
  • Macio Picket, grade 11: 2nd place, Mixed Media
Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
  • SJ Clayton, grade 11: 1st place, Painting
  • Clara Mathes, grade 11: 3rd place, Painting
  • Amanda Palo, grade 10: 1st place, Printmaking
Nashville School of the Arts
  • Fox Nelson, grade 11: 1st place, Sculpture
  • Cora Williams, grade 12: Honorable mention, Sculpture
  • Sarah Thompson, grade 9: 1st place, Mixed Media
  • Mason Friddell, grade 11: Honorable mention, Mixed Media
Oliver Middle School
  • Summer Jackson, grade 6: 2nd place, Mixed Media
  • Rozhwan Fakhraddin, grade 6: 2nd place, Painting
  • Aaliyah Huddleston, grade 6: Honorable mention, Painting
  • Grace Grimes, grade 7: Honorable mention, Painting


photo credit: Von Reisch Photography

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