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Art Throw Down Invitational

Animation

Hanako Barker
1st Place
North Atlanta

Ahva Mina
2nd Place
Midtown

Emily Albritton
3rd Place
West Forsyth


Art History

Malori Switzer
1st Place
Midtown

Broday Weiss
1st Place
Midtown

Tatyana Wilson
2nd Place
Spencer

Jaqueline Harvey
2nd Place
Spencer

Caroline Friedman
3rd Place
North Atlanta

Virginia Jacobs
3rd Place
North Atlanta


Ceramics

Morgan Chang
1st Place
West Forsyth

Riley Mullen
1st Place
Columbus

Erika Rames
1st Place
Coffee

Morgaux Wade
1st Place
North Atlanta

Caitlin Miller
1st Place
North Paulding

Ifama Frazier
1st Place
Midtown

Tori Sellers
2nd Place
Columbus

Kayell Rumph
2nd Place
Peach County

Carrina Adams
2nd Place
Hardaway


Digital Drawing

Matten Rossi
1st Place
Midtown

Cein Scott
2nd Place
North Atlanta

Taylor Grunz
3rd Place
West Forsyth


Drawing Chiaroscuro

Gabby Dennis
1st Place
Peach County

Kaya Fitzpatrick
2nd Place
Spencer

Macuenzie Wharton
3rd Place
Columbus


Drawing as Performance

Abby Smallwood
1st Place
North Paulding, Spencer

Constance Long
1st Place
North Paulding, Coffee

Ezra Roberts
2nd Place
Midtown, Hardaway

Adeline Hallowan
2nd Place
Midtown

Aisling Mahony
2nd Place
Midtown

Cade Tramel
3rd Place
Columbus

Patricia Brown
3rd Place
Columbus


Graphic Design

Manuel Galvan
1st Place
North Paulding

Sophia Maxim
2nd Place
Midtown, Columbus

Leo Duggan
3rd Place
North Atlanta, Peach County


Instillation

Emma Barber
1st Place
Coffee

Adrianna Blackwell
2nd Place
North Paulding

James Washington
3rd Place
Midtown


Metalworking

Christina Spires
1st Place
Coffee

Avery Cole
1st Place
North Paulding

Emma McClure
1st Place
Columbus

Charlee Sharpe
2nd Place
West Forsyth

Elliot Ortiz
2nd Place
Hardaway

Trey Harris
2nd Place
North Atlanta

Byayan Martinez
3rd Place
Peach County

Brandon Alston
3rd Place
Spencer

Isabelle Perry
3rd Place
Midtown


Photo

Sara Sasser
1st Place
Midtown

Helena Pitts
2nd Place
Hardaway

Lauren Andrews
3rd Place
West Forsyth

Art Throw Down

The Columbus State Art Department is proud to host the third annual High School Art Throw Down Invitational!

Select your best and brightest art students to compete in the first annual Art Throw Down Invitational and be part of history as they compete in various categories ranging from two- and three-dimensional media to animation and graphic design. In each competition, students will be taught a specific skill by CSU faculty for a 30-minute period and then be given 2 hours to create a work of art by incorporating what they have learned.

COVID-19 Statement

Masks will be required of all visitors attending the Throwdown.

We do realize that we may be facing a very unpredictable semester this fall due to COVID-19; however, if the in-person event needs to be cancelled for unforeseen reasons, we will move to a online version of the throwdown similar to what we did in Fall of 2020. This will include sending out lessons and learning modules designed by CSU art professors to be completed on their own and then submitted back for the competition.

Registration Information

**Registration is now closed.

Registration dates: Monday, September 20th - Monday, October 4th
Registration fee: $50.00 per team

Send checks to the following address (payable to the CSU Department of Art):

Columbus State University
Department of Art
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

Waiver Form

All students participating in the Throw Down must have a signed waiver (PDF) in order compete in the event.

Location

Columbus State University
Department of Art
RiverPark Campus Corn Center for the Visual Arts
920 Front Avenue, Columbus GA, 31901

Date

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Schedule of Events

Arrival and registration: 1 pm

Workshops (PDF): 1:30 – 4 pm

Judging and Reception: 4-5 pm

Awards Ceremony: 5-5:30 pm

Departure: 5:30 pm

Calendar and Important Deadlines

Registration Opens: Monday, September 21, 2021

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021

Event and Awards Ceremony and Results: Friday, November 5th

Workshops: 2021 List of Workshops (PDF)

Special Notice: All students participating must wear close-toed shoes and pants—no shorts. If a student arrives to the Throw Down not dressed appropriately they will not be allowed to participate.

What You Need to Do Beforehand

Select your best art students to be part of a twelve-person art competition team with two alternates in the event of the unforeseen (14 students total). Make selections based on skill level and in specific disciplines. Competitive categories can range from two- and three-dimensional media to animation and graphic design.

In each competition, students will be taught a specific skill by CSU faculty for a 30-minute period and then be given 2 hours to create a work of art by incorporating what they have learned.

If you are interested in taking part in this event or if you have any other questions feel free to contact:

Dr. Bret Lefler
Art Education Program Coordinator / Associate Professor of Art Education
Columbus State University
lefler_bret@columbusstate.edu

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