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Art Show-Off 2023

Opening Reception: October 14 & 15


Town Hall, Goffstown NH

With our thanks

Beginning in September, the town's art teachers, kindergarten and daycare directors were contacted about this year's show, as well as Goffstown citizens via social media. The response, though not as enormous as last year, was still excellent. The quality of the artwork submitted was amazing, making voting very difficult for a lot of people. This much loved art tradition remained on display until the first week of December in Town Hall.

First off, our gratitude goes to our sponsor for this year's show: Berg Ink. It really makes it much easier to host a nice opening reception and have a Best In Show award! Thank you SO MUCH!

A big thanks also goes to our hanging crew: Caitlyn Day, Joann Olson, & Nina Duval. It is the first year of the new hanging guidelines, and while (unfortunately) we couldn't take as many pieces as in previous years, after a bit of prep work, it was much easier to display the art. You ladies did a wonderful job presenting all the great artwork! And to our Reception Hosts: Caitlyn Day, Michelle Duval, Nina Duval, Nicki French, and Tina Dalton - thanks a million for helping things run smoothly with voting, keeping the refreshments stocked up and cheerfully greeting our guests and answering questions. Thank you also to Tiffany's Cafe & Catering for baking the delicious cookies for our reception.

Finally, to the participating teachers and parents - THANK YOU for sharing your young artists' talent with our community. It was really happily received. And especially to the kids who submitted their work - you are all so richly talented. Here's hoping that you will keep creating and sharing your fantastic art with all of us!

Here is the roster of all our young artists and participating schools:

Preschool - Kindergarten

Gage Farm Schoolhouse

Merri-Loo Community Preschool: Nursery & Pre-K

Grades 1 - 4

Namaste Montessori

Bartlett Elementary

Adelyn Gay

Lilly Michalides

Samson H.

Alexis G.

Brayden Stairs

Nia Obando

Adaline Ferguson

Brayden C.

Lexi E.

Carter L.

Myah Johnson

Charlotte B.

Nickayla Obando

Benjamin B.

Evie Lavoie

Nayellie Obando

Haley Dubois

Crystal Wei

Maple Avenue Elementary

Kinsley Moody

Everly B.

Hadley Lang

Adeline Croteau

Cannon Lehoullier


Maeve Fredericks

Robert Napoli

Elliot Birchmeier

Avery Barrett

Lily Williams

Mallory Twomey

Nevan Sanders

Stella Lathrop

Brian Baxter

Ayslin Franco

Charlotte Soucy

Demetrius Santos

Blake Austin

Grades 5 - 8

Mountain View Middle School

Mira Fox

Lilly Douglas

Sophie Bram

Aria Myers

Kiana Paradis

Ryleigh Duncan

Josh Cook

Annalise Pugh

Cassius Brooks

Avery Boisvert

Ava Moore

Ethan Brown

Natalie Small (Grade 5)

Grayson Lavoie

Emma Ingalls

Natalie Small (Grade 7)

Owen Pugh

Joseph Rush

Emmaline Benson

Ella Snowden

Linnea R.

Addie Selleck

Sumaya Kulshreshtha

Sophia Mackenzie

Gavin Marton

Giselle Barrera

High School

Goffstown High School

Julie Stanley

Lillian Ruby

Addisyn Hogan

Dilana Schoenfeld

Nathaniel Charest

Felicite Veach

Kiana Belanger

Penny Annis

Stella Belanger

Io Phillips

Ellie Bradley

Abby Dexter

Grace Eaton


Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2023 Art Show-Off:

Preschool - Kindergarten

  • 1st Place: Gage Farm Schoolhouse (School Effort) "Kind Hands, Growing Minds"

  • 2nd Place: Merri-Loo Community Preschool (Nursery) "Tree"

  • 3rd Place: Merri-Loo Community Preschool (Pre-K) "Merri-Loo"

Grades 1 - 4

  • 1st Place: Lilly Michalides "Pumpkins"

  • 2nd Place: Kinsley Moody "Loving Llama"

  • 3rd Place: Nayellie Obando "Owl On a Fall Night"

Grades 5 - 8

  • 1st Place: Emma Ingalls "Octopus"

  • 2nd Place: Mira Fox "Four Seasons, Beautiful Changes"

  • 3rd Place: Sophia Mackenzie "Best of Both Worlds"

High School

  • 1st Place: Stella Belanger "Old Oak"

  • 2nd Place: Julie Stanley "Last Light"

  • 3rd Place: Kiana Belanger "Sunflower In Mind"

The Best of Show

Stella Belanger: "Old Oak"


Congratulations everyone!

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