Congratulations to Bellerose Avenue Elementary School students, Joella Besosa and Dylan Kalnowski, and Ocean Avenue Elementary School student Grace Rozell, whose artwork was recently selected as best in show by the Huntington Arts Council.
The 2020 Tulip Festival and School Art Contest is held annually and encourages students in grades 3-8 to submit artwork in accordance with the year’s theme. This year’s theme was “100 Years of Art in Huntington’s Heckscher Park.”
Joella, Grace and Dylan won best in show for third, fourth and fifth grade, respectively. Reproductions of their artwork will be displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art on May 1 and is scheduled to be on display at Heckscher Park in Huntington during the annual Tulip Festival on May 3. The winners have also been invited to the reception and award dinner, currently scheduled for May 1 at the Heckscher Museum of Art, where they will each receive gift cards and the chance to take home the Carolyn Fostel “Best in Show” award, given in honor of the late Ms. Fostel.
Ms. Fostel was instrumental in planning and securing sponsorship support of the initial Huntington Tulip Festival in 2001 and continued to be active in these capacities on the Festival Committee until she passed away in 2011.