Williamson Medical Center launches website for Student Art Competition finalists

Johnny Bradigan
By: Johnny Bradigan

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—For more than 30 years, Williamson Medical Center has been proud to support student artists in Williamson County through various programs that get their art displayed and their talents rewarded.

All public and private high school students in the county are eligible to enter the annual Student Art Competition. From all the entries, 12 finalists are chosen.

While many in the area are familiar with the competition, 2017 brings a unique first to this tradition. For the first time, the art of the finalists will also be posted on a special page within the hospital’s website, at williamsonmedicalcenter.org/art.

Screenshot of the special website created for the 2017 Student Art Competition (williamsonmedicalcenter.org/art). Thumbnail images of all 12 finalists are displayed. Visitors can click or tap on the thumbnail to bring the image full.

Finalists can now easily share their work with family and friends the world over, through social media and other channels. Not only this, but they will also be able to add this to a portfolio of published work.

As with previous years, Williamson Medical Center gets each piece of artwork professionally framed, at no cost to the students, and hangs the pieces along hospital walls for the public to see. The artworks can be found within the Williamson Tower building, near the lobby elevators. They will remain on display through August 2018.

Artwork from the finalists of Williamson Medical Center's 2017 Student Art Competition are hung for display in the hospital's Williamson Tower. The art will remain on display here through August 2018.

Through a partnership with the REALTOR® Good Works Foundation of the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR), the 12 finalists are given cash prizes for their personal use. The art departments of the finalists’ schools receive a matching cash prize. These awards are handed out at WCAR’s annual Bling & Bowties gala, last held in April at Brentwood’s Ravenswood Mansion.

Franklin High School’s Gabriella S. Dorough was awarded first place in this year’s competition. Dorough, and Franklin High’s art department, each received $1,000. Emily Turner, of Summit High School, received the $500 second place award, while Lilly Kate Hollis, of Brentwood High School, was awarded $250 for third place. The remaining finalists received $100 each.

Here are the finalists of the 2017 Student Art Competition:

1st Place ($1,000): Gabriella S. Dorough, Franklin High School
2nd Place ($500): Emily Turner, Summit High School
3rd Place ($250): Lilly Kate Hollis, Brentwood High School
Finalist ($100): Molly Cahill, Independence High School
Finalist ($100): Allison Connor, Brentwood High School
Finalist ($100): Taylor Genter, Independence High School
Finalist ($100): Johannah Ingram, Independence High School
Finalist ($100): Riley Long, Ravenwood High School
Finalist ($100): Jenna Lowe, Brentwood High School
Finalist ($100): Kiersten Maddox, Independence High
Finalist ($100): Ethan Valk, Independence High School
Finalist ($100): Sydney Weinstein, Page High School

'Harry, is that you?' is the title of this piece by Franklin High School student Gabriella S. Dorough. Dorough's piece won first place in Williamson Medical Center's 2017 Student Art Competition. The annual contest is open to all public and private high school student artists in Williamson County, Tennessee.

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Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 600 physicians represent 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center offers patients a level of expertise and sophistication one expects to find at larger facilities, but with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. In 2015, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center opened on our campus, adding dedicated pediatric emergent and inpatient care to our offerings. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are now able to provide focused, specific care to the children of our community as well as their parents. For more information visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org.

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