Student-artists honored

William Floyd High School student-artists were recently honored at the All-County and Scholarship Art Show sponsored by the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association in partnership with the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts. The event, held at Babylon Town Hall, featured talented student-artists from across Long Island, with William Floyd High School students taking home several top honors.

Senior Jessica Munoz-Quintanilla was named an All-County winner for her painting, “Niagara Falls,” which was created from a photograph that Jessica took while visiting Niagara Falls with her family. Visual arts chairperson Theresa Bianco described Jessica’s work as capturing “the atmospheric movement of the water and the mist created when they combine together hitting the rocks.”

Senior Stephanie Shanley earned an All-County honorable mention for her charcoal drawing titled, “Only Small for a Short Time.” This monochromatic piece shows a large hand delicately cradling a small child’s hand. “Her sensitivity to this relationship is evident in her technique, as she lightly shadows and shades the hands together,” said Bianco.

Lorraine Wimpelberg, also a senior, won the BACCA Recognition Award for her large pastel drawing titled, “All in My Head.”

“This beautiful piece is near and dear to the artist, as she uses her amazing talent to pay homage to one of the shelter dogs that she works with,” Bianco said.

Emily Barros won an honorable mention award for her painting, “Different Sides.” Bianco described this piece as “edgy and fun, depicting an entertainer using bright abstract shapes and patterns from various angles.”

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