Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation, the 9th 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 2019, students discovered the power of music through visual arts, classical performances, and classroom presentations.
The Music in Pictures project promotes creativity through the juried art contest where over 4,000 Walton County students (Kindergarten – 12th grade) from 18 Walton County and Home Schools* created a painting of their interpretation of classical music. The 9th Annual Music in Pictures celebrates the music of three American composers: William Kroll, John Adams and Mark O'Connor.
Each school selected their student paintings for judging and public exhibition. From these entries, the judges selected Best in Show, Judges’ Awards, Chairman’s Awards, and Medalists.
Paintings were displayed in March and April, 2020, at the following locations:
Amavida Coffee and Tea, Rosemary Beach®
Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach
Freeport Public Library, Freeport
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach
2020 BEST IN SHOW
Van R. Butler Elementary School (3rd Grade)
Walton Middle School (7th Grade)
Walton High School (10th Grade)
*Dune Lakes Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Freeport Elementary School, Freeport Middle School, Freeport High School, Home School, In10Sity School, Maude Saunders Elementary School, Mossy Head School, Ohana Institute, Paxton School, Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton High School, Van R. Butler Elementary School, Walton Academy, Walton Middle School, Walton High School, and West DeFuniak Elementary School