Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation, the 10th Annual Music in Pictures is an educational art initiative and juried art contest open to ALL students in grade K-12 in the Walton County school system – both public and private.


Created in collaboration with professional musicians and university faculty, Music in Pictures encourages lifelong appreciation of symphonic music, enhances learning and provides educational enrichment.  During the Fall 2020, students discovered the power of music through visual art, on-line interactive classroom presentations, and live stream classical performances by pianist, Jihye Chang.  

The Music in Pictures project promotes creativity through the juried art contest where over 3,500 Walton County students (Kindergarten – 12th grade) from 18 Walton County and Home Schools* create a painting of their interpretation of classical music.  The 10th Annual Music in Pictures celebrates the music of three European composers: Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy and Gabriel Faure.

Each school selected their student paintings for judging and public exhibition. From these entries, the judges selected Virtuoso**,  Judges’ Awards, Chairman’s Awards, and Medalists.

 **The Virtuoso awards were selected by Grammy award winning artists Mark and Maggie O’Connor.  Mark is the composer of Butterfly’s Day Out - one of the musical selections for the 2019-2020 Music in Pictures Program.  Click Here to view students' interpretations of that composition


Paintings are exhibited from March 1 - April 26, 2021, at the following locations:

  • Amavida Coffee and Tea, Rosemary Beach®

  • Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach

  • Freeport Public Library, Freeport

  • Ascension/Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach


Elementary School

Adriyana Schinelli

1st Grade

Dune Lakes Elementary

Middle School

Ana Flores

8th Grade

Emerald Coast Middle School

High School

Rain Hong

9th Grade

South Walton High School


*Dune Lakes Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Freeport Elementary School, Freeport Middle School, Freeport High School, Magnet Invocation Center/STEAM, Maude Saunders Elementary School, Mossy Head School, Paxton School,  Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton High School, Tree House Montessori School, Van R. Butler Elementary School, Walton Academy, Walton Middle School, Walton High School, West DeFuniak Elementary School, and WISE In10Sity Magnet School



   Winky & Bill Dowdle