Press Release / April 30, 2012

SCAD announces 2012 Sidewalk Arts Festival winners

/Best of Show: Mirielle Jefferson, B.F.A. painting student; Alexandra Jeffers, B.F.A. industrial design student; Hyeonji Kim, B.F.A. illustration student/

The Savannah College of Art and Design held its 31st annual Sidewalk Arts Festival Saturday, April 28, in Forsyth Park. Thousands of visitors viewed temporary chalk masterpieces created on the walkways of the historic park, with SCAD students, alumni and prospective students competing for prizes. The 2012 festival also included two award sponsors: Gray's Reef and American Greetings.

The following is a complete list of winners:

Best in Show

  • Mirielle Jefferson, B.F.A. painting student, Hoover, Alabama; Alexandra Jeffers, B.F.A. industrial design student, Maineville, Ohio; Hyeonji Kim, B.F.A. illustration student, Kyeonggi-do, South Korea

Individual Student

  • First place: Nicholas Baker, B.F.A. industrial design student, Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Second place: Emily Quintero, B.F.A. illustration student, Mitchellville, Maryland
  • Third place: Chelsea Liberati, B.F.A. painting student, Columbus, Indiana

Group - Students

  • First place: Marc Osborne, B.F.A. illustration student, Painesville, Ohio; Katelyn Smith, B.F.A. graphic design student, Nashville, Tennessee; Caroline Goodrich, B.F.A. photography student, Canton, Connecticut
  • Second place: Brandon Loving, B.F.A. illustration student, Lee's Summit, Missouri; Courtney Wirth, B.F.A. illustration student, Oak Glen, California
  • Third place: Zhihui Liu, B.F.A. industrial design student, Suzhou, China; Bo Fei, M.F.A. animation student, Qingdao, China


  • First place: Jeremy Caldwell, B.F.A., illustration, 2009, Savannah, Georgia
  • Second place: Ellie Grix, M.A., art history, 2009; B.F.A., art history, 2007; Farmington, Missouri
  • Third place: Alyssa Couturier-Herndon, B.F.A., fashion, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts

Gray's Reef Best Underwater Environment Award

  • Jessie Chen, B.F.A. illustration student, Tainan, Taiwan Trey Amidon, B.F.A. architecture student, Jacksonville, Florida

American Greetings Award

  • Roque Silva, B.F.A. industrial design student, Tucker, Georgia
  • Sarah Ikegami, B.F.A. animation student, Winter Park, Florida

Drawing Minor Award

  • Tiffany Petitt, B.F.A. illustration student, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Graduate Studies Award

  • Zhiyi Zhou, M.A. industrial design student, Shanghai, China

Prospective Students

  • First place: Sean King, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian High School, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Second place: Alyssa Page, Goose Creek High School, Berkeley, South Carolina
  • Third place: Elizabeth Kight, Spaulding High School, Griffin, Georgia

Creative Pick Winners

  • Maxim Belyaeb, East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg, Georgia
  • Rachael Jacobi, Groves High School, Garden City, Georgia
  • James Bullard, Prattville High School, Prattville, Alabama

Alumni Pick Winner

  • Sydney Flatt, Spaulding High School, Griffin, Georgia

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

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