Hughston Foundation Third Annual Art Gala

For the fourth year, the Hughston Foundation is collaborating with Harris County School Work Based Learning Program to offer this year’s Art Gala Competition and Exhibition. Students in 6th through 12th grades throughout Georgia are invited to submit biologically or medically inspired entries in the following media categories: drawing, painting, photography, 3D, mixed media, or digital. The gala will be held November 11th, at 7:00 pm at the Hughston Foundation.

The Hughston Foundation Art Gala for the Biologically Inclined is perfect for students who would like to unmask the exciting world of art and science. This biological and medically inspired art contest encourages students to create artwork while integrating the principle areas of the national STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). Over $7,500 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded.

Please visit our event page for the artwork submission form and complete list of scholarship descriptions.

2021 Art Gala Exhibition Recap

Once again, the Hughston Foundation collaborated with Harris County High School Work Based Learning Program to offer the 4th Annual Art Gala Competition and Exhibition. High school and middle school students throughout Georgia were invited to submit biologically or medically inspired entries under drawing, painting, photography, 3D, digital, or mixed media categories to the competition. The gala was held November 11, at 7:00 pm at the Hughston Foundation.

This year, teachers, administrators, students, and parents attended the exhibition of 222 entries both in-person and online. The furthest submission came from Murray County High School in Chatsworth, GA, and overall 25 schools and organizations were represented. For this competition, the Hughston Clinic proudly supported the top 6 STEAM awards presented to the first through third middle school and high school entries for a total of $5,000 in scholarship prizes. Additionally, the Georgia Healthcare Science Technology Education Foundation sponsored two $250 awards for third place winners. Also presented were two Dr. Champ Baker, Jr., Best Anatomical Awards for $500 each, one for Drawing and another for Mixed Media. New this year, David C. Rehak, MD, presented two Best-Hand Picked Awards for $250 for both high school and middle school entries. Additionally, a $1,000 Columbus State University (CSU) scholarship was awarded. Congratulations to our 2021 winners:

STEAM Awards

The 6 STEAM Awards were presented (First Place = $1,500, Second Place = $750, Third Place = $500) based on the top 3 scores for Middle School aged student, 6th – 8th grades, and the top 3 highest scores for High School aged student, 9th – 12th grades.

Middle School STEAM Award Winners:

1st – Abigail Dempsey – Their Reaching Hands

2nd – Zemirah Franklin – Gorey Garden

3rd – Emily Sanes – Layers 😀

High School STEAM Award Winners:

1st – Sophia Sun – Family of Six

2nd – Hailey Jackson – The Courageous One

3rd – Emily Hughes – Power and Grace

Champ Baker Best Anatomical Awards:

Anatomical Award – Izabella Wagner – Cracked Pelvis

Mixed Media Award – Madison Kinard – The Sacred Heart

David C. Rehak, MD, Hand-Picked Award:

Middle School Award – Miguel Cabrera – Lending a Helping Hand

High School Award – Jared Gary – Black Expiry

CSU Scholarship

The Departments of Art, Biology, and Exercise Science have collaborated on a $1,000 scholarship. The student must qualify for admission to CSU and must enroll at CSU with a major or minor in Art, Biology, Kinesiology, or Health Sciences. The student must remain in good academic standing for the duration of the award period. CSU credits the award to the student’s CSU account and divides it over the first 2 semesters of full-time enrollment.

2021 Columbus State University Scholarship Winner:

Sophia Sun – Family of Six

Honorary Media Award Winners:

Middle School: Jett Croxton – The Black Death
High School: Arlenis Morales – Horse Skull

Middle School: Erma Goebel – There is Hope
High School: Isodel Mantock – Bloom

Mixed Media:
Middle School: Sara Britton – Manipulation
High School: Adah Dodds – Body and Soul

Middle School: Kaylee McLean – Sleep Deprivation
High School: Jherni Carter-Ransom – Untitled

Middle School: Minh Nguyen – The Thinker
High School: Jiyoon Lee – The Heart

Middle School: Angel Coppedge – Born Anew
High School: no submission

Best in Show: Sponsored by the Bo Bartlett Center

The top middle and high school students who win the online popular vote will have their artwork displayed at the Bo Bartlett Center (921 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901) for approximately a month. An opening will be held at the Bo Bartlett Center on Wednesday, December 8, at 6:00 pm to recognize these students.

Best in Show Winners:
Middle School: Autumn Montroy – MiMi and Riggs
High School: Hailey Jackson – The Courageous One

Last edited on March 3, 2022