In the Spring of 2019, the Severn Town Club participated with the Maryland Federation of Womens Clubs and held a local, Chesapeake District, and State Youth Art Competition which was open to middle and high school art students. There were three (3) categories: Middle School Art (Art-1), High School Art (Art-2), and Photography/Computer Art (Art-3). The art was initially judged at the local level (STC Club) with winners proceeding to the District then State levels. The 2019 Art Judge for our local competition was Realist Oil Painter and STC member, Joan Essex Johnson.
Youth Art Committee
Sandra Murray, Chairman Sherry Esenwein, Co-Chairman
Sheryn Blocher, Kathye Geary, Jane Giles, Margene Kennedy, Anne Lancaster, Sherri Pennock and Carol Wilkinson
Twelve (12) Place award winners (1 st, 2 nd, 3rd, & 4th in 3 categories) from the STC sponsored contest proceeded to District, winning one 2nd Place and one Honorable Mention. The 2nd Place winner proceeded to the State competition and was awarded an Honorable Mention. Separate monetary awards were made by the STC, MFWC Southern-Baltimore District, and by the statewide MFWC.
The STC Place winners, Honorable Mention and other selected works were displayed at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. The Severn Town Club held a reception for the artists, their families, friends, teachers and STC members.