19th Annual Off the Wall High School Art Competition

Off the Wall #19
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin and presented by ARTfactory.

Exhibit Dates:
December 21-January 30, 2023

What is “Off the Wall”?
The highly anticipated Off the Wall competition returns for its 19th year! Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Art & Technology, Painting/Drawing, Poetry, Wearable Art, and our newest category: Photography! Each category is adjudicated by a professional in the field.

This year we received over 200 submissions from 154 students! 39 students artists made the cut for a total of 44 pieces of art for this year’s exhibit and competition.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Off the Wall Awards

Painting & Drawing:

1st Place: Sophie Monseur, Maggie, Oil pastel, Osbourn Park, 12th Grade

2nd Place: Neda Akgun, The Wedding, Colored pencil, Gainesville, 12th Grade

3rd Place: Abigail Jensen, Balance, Charcoal, Homeschool, 12th Grade

Honorable Mention: Tim Bui, Invasive, Acrylic, Colgan, 12th Grade
Gabriela Molina Otaiza, Fish, Colored pencil, Colgan, 11th Grade

Art & Technology:

1st Place: Kathryn Quintiliano, Classroom Glitches, Colgan, 10th Grade

2nd Place: Chris Singson, Filipino Pride, Colgan, 12th Grade

3rd Place: Kristina Jernigan, Mother Nature, Osbourn Park, 11th Grade


1st Place: Elizabeth Brittingham, Divergent Femininity, Colgan, 11th Grade

2nd Place: Emmanuel Musngi, Alone, Gainesville, 12th Grade 

3rd Place: Aurora Ramos, Part of Your World. Colgan, 11th Grade

Honorable Mention: Luna Holst, Gold and Green, Colgan, 12th Grade
La’Donia Prioleau, Other Worldly, Gainesville, 11th Grade


1st Place: Isabella Carter, “In the Minds of Thousands”, Colgan, 10th Grade
2nd Place: Aidan Sadler, “Voice of the World”, Colgan, 11th Grade
3rd Place: Mia Fernandez, “Silent with the Rain”, Colgan, 10th Grade

Honorable Mention: Cindy Castaneda, “The Silent Poet”, Battlefield, 12th Grade

Wearable Art:
Berry Buer, “Keyboard Key Mosaic Jock Jacket”, Colgan, 11th Grade (Materials: white trash bags, bubble wrap, hand sewn cloth vest, and recycled keyboard keys)

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