Add Jenna Brown to the list of artists inspired by Ste. Genevieve. Or at least by some facets of Ste. Genevieve.
Brown won the Best of Show at the Ste. Genevieve County Art Guild’s seventh annual High School Art Show. And she was named the recipient of the $500 Betty Geraghty Memorial Scholarship based on the portfolio of her work.
Brown said her interest in art took off when she and her family moved to Ste. Genevieve from Oakville in her sophomore year of school.
“Instantly, I fell in love with Ms. [Jamie] Bauman’s class, so I started painting, drawing and doing all the projects that she asked me to do,” Brown said. “I always wanted to do more. I was always interested in doing the extreme and over the top, and some time they did work and some times they didn’t work out.”
Brown’s portfolio included variety with drawings as well as large and small sculptures, even a chair she made from items around the house and painted.
She won Best of Show for a painting.
“I love drawing,” Brown said. “It’s time consuming, but if I have the right patience, I can do it. Depends on the day.”
Brown intends to spend her first two years of college at Jefferson College in Hillsboro on the A-Plus program.
“I plan on doing small projects on my own as well as pursuing marketing in college,” she said. “I would like to minor in graphic design so I can do billboards or small projects to promote marketing in a more artistic way.”
In addition to winning the scholarship named in honor of one of the founding members of the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild, Brown earned $75 cash for Best of Show.
See complete story, results and more photos in the March 27 edition of the Herald.