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Palm Beach County student artwork features Florida’s official state reptile

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    Palm Beach County student artwork features Florida’s official state reptile

    Ravia Facey’s artwork entered in the NACo student art competition shows off the unique splendor of her county. Facey, grade 9, won the art contest for her grade level for her piece highlighting unique aspects of Palm Beach County, Fla. Her artwork, created with acrylic paint, shows an alligator surging through waters filled with citrus fruits. 

    Facey has a “unique style” said Diana Fernandez, Facey’s art teacher. Fernandez said Facey has already won two or three art contests with the unique circular style of her art and that Facey has a “bright future” in the arts. 

    Palm Beach County is a larger county with 1.5 million residents and leads the nation in sugar and sweet corn production. The lush area is well known for its beaches and palm trees; the tourism industry employs about 70,000. 

    The art competition is sponsored by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading non-profit arts organization, which serves, advances and leads a network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain and support the arts in America. They have partnered with NACo for almost 25 years to educate and inform county elected leaders about the importance and value of the arts to their community, both culturally and economically. 

    Winning artwork will be featured in a 2022 NACo calendar and in County News.

    Ravia Facey shows off the unique splendor of Palm Beach County, Fla. in her NACo Art Competition entry.
    2021-12-14
    County News Article
    2021-12-14
Ravia Facey shows off the unique splendor of Palm Beach County, Fla. in her NACo Art Competition entry.

Ravia Facey’s artwork entered in the NACo student art competition shows off the unique splendor of her county. Facey, grade 9, won the art contest for her grade level for her piece highlighting unique aspects of Palm Beach County, Fla. Her artwork, created with acrylic paint, shows an alligator surging through waters filled with citrus fruits. 

Facey has a “unique style” said Diana Fernandez, Facey’s art teacher. Fernandez said Facey has already won two or three art contests with the unique circular style of her art and that Facey has a “bright future” in the arts. 

Palm Beach County is a larger county with 1.5 million residents and leads the nation in sugar and sweet corn production. The lush area is well known for its beaches and palm trees; the tourism industry employs about 70,000. 

The art competition is sponsored by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading non-profit arts organization, which serves, advances and leads a network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain and support the arts in America. They have partnered with NACo for almost 25 years to educate and inform county elected leaders about the importance and value of the arts to their community, both culturally and economically. 


Winning artwork will be featured in a 2022 NACo calendar and in County News.

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