Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation, the 11th Annual Music in Pictures is an educational arts 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 2021, students will discover the power of music through interactive classroom presentations and performances by classical musicians.

The Music in Pictures project promotes creativity through the juried art contest where over 4,000 Walton County students (Kindergarten – 12th grade) from 20 Walton County schools* create a painting of their interpretation of classical music.  The 11th Annual Music in Pictures celebrates the music of living composer Mark O'Connor**.

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

**Mark O'Connor 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 were exhibited from March - April 2022,  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

Rosie Berry

1st Grade

Dune Lakes Elementary

Middle School

Dakota Chapin

8th Grade

Walton Academy

High School

Adalyn McCormick

10th Grade

Freeport 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,  Ohana Institute, Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton Academy, 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