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TFS scores big in GISA art contest 



Art students at Tallulah Falls School heard good news this week from the Georgia Independent School Association. GISA announced the winners of its first-ever annual art competition, with one upper school student and four middle school students honored as follows:

Junior Macy Murdock
First Place, High School Sculpture
“Biland Flamenco”

Eighth-grader Emma Barron
First Place, Middle School Drawing

Eighth-grader Kalleigh Hartzog
First Place, Middle School Open Media 3D

Seventh-grader Parker Seaman
Second Place, Middle School Open Media 3D
"Fungi Mask"

Sixth-grader Olivia Henderson
Second Place, Middle School Open Media 2D
"Swimmer's Thoughts"


GISA received 70 artwork submissions from 15 member schools. 

Upper school art teacher Tina Cheek said Murdock is a creative, talented young artist who works in a variety of mediums. 

“For this sculpture, Macy used stoneware clay with low-fire glazes expressing the spirit and movement of the dancer. She worked on this piece over a period of a few weeks perfecting the dress and facial features,” Cheek said. “Macy was inspired by having learned the flamenco dance in a dance class. We were pleased to be invited by GISA to participate in its first art show and competition this year and look forward to future participation.”

Middle school art teacher Cat Schappach said the students showcased diversity in selecting mediums. 

“I am really proud of how creative they are,” Schappach said. “I feel joy remembering each instance, from when they had the spark to create their art to the time they successfully finished. I appreciate GISA for giving students this opportunity to shine during the pandemic when so many avenues for the arts have been altered.”

Digital arts teacher Stephanie Witham worked with Olivia Henderson to prepare her entry. 

“I could not be prouder of Olivia. I can recall every minute she spent behind the screen of the computer arranging words, changing colors, making sure everything fit perfectly right while still learning to use a tool that was completely new to her,” Witham said. “She has combined her creativity, talent and hard work to create something truly worth watching.”



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