Hillel Academy students win awards at 20th annual Young Rembrandt Art Show

(PR NewsChannel) / March 30, 2015 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Hillel AcademyHillel Academy, the area’s premier community day school, is proud to announce that fourteen students were named as award winners at the 20th Annual Young Rembrandt Art Show. Winners were recognized during the March 22, 2015 gala reception and award presentation at the Old Hyde Park Art Center. The Hillsborough county-wide show was sponsored by Tampa Regional Artists. This year 172 works of art were entered by artists ranging in age from five to fourteen.

Hillel Academy sixth grader Malina Seldes, age 11, won this year’s Best in Show for “Muted Rainbow.”

Other Hillel Academy student award winners, by age category:

Category – 5/6 year olds
Nonie Hyman                                       Honorable Mention                “Rainbow Beach”

Category – 7/8 year olds
Samuel Hyman                                     First Place                                “The Predator of the Sea”
Renata Blatt                                          Second Place                           “R Bag”
Shayna Sock                                          Third Place                               “The Hearts of Love”
Jamison Seldes                                     Honorable Mention                “Circle
Harrison Hirsch                                   Honorable Mention                “The Adventure”

Category – 9/10 year olds
Rachel Galpin                                        Honorable Mention                “The Prettiest Sea”
Nina Flasher                                           Honorable Mention                 “Drink It Up”
Lea Visher & Cassandra Glidden       Honorable Mention                 “Upcycled Personal Pan Pizza Tables”

Category – 11/12 year olds
Arielle Solomon                                  First Place                                  “Sunset at Auvre Sur Oise”
Drew Selig                                            Honorable Mention                 “Puppy Love”
Rachel Howell                                     Honorable Mention                 “Life’s Art Palette”
Briana Miele                                        Honorable Mention                 “Koala Bears”


The 20th Annual Young Rembrandt Art Show was judged by Merilee Weiman, a retired art teacher who taught in the Hillsborough County Public School System for over 35 years. She holds a BS in Art Education K-12 from the University of South Florida. Ms. Weiman said, “the creativity and talent all the artists have put forth was so unbelievable and astonishing! This was one of the most difficult decisions I had to make as so much talent, time and creativity was put into this wonderful art show. I was shocked that so many young artists did such great work.”

The two dimension winners will be exhibited at the Tampa Bay History Center’s Annis Children’s Gallery from April 1 though June 30, 2015. The area is accessible without having to pay admission to the museum.

Hillel Academy, the area’s premier community day school, students worked with the school’s Visual Arts Teacher, Debra Campbell, to create their art pieces. They used a variety of media including sculpture and water color.

Mission Statement

Hillel Academy’s mission is to provide a superior education that encourages a love of learning and a strong Jewish identity. To that end, Hillel students are encouraged to attain the highest possible level of personal achievement.


Hillel Academy offers morning bus service from North Pinellas county with bus stops at Temple Ahavat Shalom, Woodlands Square in Oldsmar, and Westchase. Bus service from South Tampa also is available from Congregation Rodeph Sholom.

Hillel Academy is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The school is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as a Blue Ribbon School.

Contact: Jody Sherman

Cell: (727) 421-7733

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