Visual Art Achievement Program

Visual Arts Achievement Program 2023

Winners of the Visual Arts Achievement Program 2023

​High School First Place

High School Painting High School Drawing High School Craft
“The Old Red Car”
Madi Goodwin
Oak Mountain High School
Ashleigh Mckinney
“Cheerful Spectrum of Self Reflection”
Cas Parks
Spain Park High School
Mrs. Charissa Franklin
“Sundown Jacket ”
Mylo Waara
Indian Springs High School
Clayton Colvin
High School Sculpture High School Digital Art High School Pritnmiaking
“Cardboard Grizzly Bear”
Layla Qaffaf
Hoover High School
John Pocopanni
“Cracked ”
Maci Jungkind
Hoover High School
Ben Rigsby
“Orange Tree”
Kate Wilson
Westminster School at Oak Mountain
Cathye Price

Middle School First Place

Middle School Painting Middle School Drawing Middle School Craft
“Dove in the Stars”
Isabella Priola
Pizitz Middle School
Larry Gibson
“The Bridge That United”
Aidan Fullington
Helena Middle School
Jessie Tisdale
“The Happiness Flowers”
Evy Skates
Liberty Park Middle School
Shay Gosnell
Middle School Sculpture Middle School Digital Art Middle School Printmkaing
Wilfreth Aragon Fargas
Liberty Park Middle School
Shay Gosnell
“Outlook Of Life”
Ashley Lolley
R.F. Bumpus Middle School
Bo Doss
“Feathers Sway”
Eram Gul
Helena Middle School
Jessia Tisdale


  • Painting-
  • Drawing
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
  • Digital Art
  • Printmaking


VAAP Teacher Inventory Form

VAAP Student Entry Form

Artist Statement Template

Dates to keep in Mind

Week of Feb. 20th Deliver student work to UM Art Office, Bloch Hall (please coordinate your delivery with administrative assistant Nita Terrell via email to
March 6 – March 17th Exhibition of student work in Bloch Hall
March 17th Art Workshop Field Trip (registration link for workshops will be sent to teachers via email on March 1st)Winners announced!
March 22nd Winning artworks delivered to Montgomery
April 1-29th Exhibition of Regional Winners at the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists’ Gallery, RSA Tower
April 13th  at 1 pm Awards Ceremony and Reception in Montgomery, AL
May 2nd Artwork returned to Regional Coordinators
June 5th Applications open for Portfolio: Visual Arts Achievement Post-Secondary Support Program (more information about this on the AL State Council on the Arts website)