2021 Bravo Awards

Visual Art Finalists

Premiered February 25th, 2021

For the eighth year in a row, Rose Center Council for the Arts recognized young talent in the Lakeway Area with the 2021 Bravo Awards.  This year, there were a total of 26 finalists in visual and performing art.  The finalists were commemorated at the awards banquet and public performance on February 25th at Rose Center’s Prater Hall.


The Bravo Awards were open to students in grades 10-12 in Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, and Jefferson counties, and to enter they submitted two pieces in visual or performance art.  Visual art could include painting, drawing, or sculpting, and performing art could include music, dance, or spoken word. To be considered as a finalist, students had to submit an essay with their application describing their relationship to the arts and what it means to them, in addition to a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor.  


Rose Center’s Artists Advisory Council worked hard to organize and implement the Bravo Awards into the success it was.  Members include Peggy Brewer, Chair, and Liz Michael, Dan Gibson, Robert Spirko, Carol Rouse, and Vicki Kinser.  


Sponsors for the Bravo Awards include Walmart, Walters State Community College, HC*Excell, the Dr. John H. and Betty Kinser family, Visions by Vicki, and the GFWC Ladies Reading Circle.  

This year, Bravo finalists came from Morristown East and West High, Jefferson County High, and Cocke County High.  In the visual arts category, 1st place was awarded to Emma Woody of Jefferson Co. High, 2nd place Meici Payne of Jefferson Co. High, and 3rd place to Kerra Lovell of Jefferson Co. High.  

1st place in performance art was awarded to Hailie Brickey of Cocke Co. High, and 2nd place to Kathleen Woody of Morristown East High.  

1st place essay was awarded to Issac Jones of Jefferson Co. High, 2nd place to Christa Brown of Morristown East High, and 3rd place to Jacob Tweed of Jefferson Co. High.







Rose Center is a non-profit organization and a Designated Agency of the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Center is located at 442 W. Second North St. in Morristown, TN. Rose Center receives major financial support from TAC and manages the Arts Builds Communities granting program, a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly, for the
seven-county Lakeway area.


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