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Ms Lilli Tollefson's art work is featured throughout this webpage.

375-Lilli-Photo.jpg Ms Lilli Tollefson was one of the two proud winners of the Treasure Island Art Guild Scholarship awards for 2017. Her art work was on display for members to view at the May 2017 luncheon and she was presented with a cash ward by Nancy DiNapoli the Scholarships chairperson. Members were very impressed with her artwork and the progress she has made through high school.

Lilli has completed 7 years of intensive study in art through the Pinellas County Schools art magnet programs at John Hopkins Middle School and Gibbs High School. In her studies at PCSD, Lilli has presented works for over 30 exhibitions including school shows, the Pinellas County Schools Administration Building, St. Petersburg City Hall, Temple Beth-El, The Morean Art Center, The Museum of Fine Art St. Petersburg and various online exhibitions.

Her works showcase skills in a variety of 2D and 3D media such as graphite, chalk and charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, paper cutting, dry point etchings, fabric, and clay. Lilliís digital works have been done with Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie and Premiere Pro. She has accepted numerous awards along the way including: both Silver Key and Honorable Mentions from Scholastics, Honorable Mention/ Top 3 in her Senior Juried Art Exhibition, Award of Excellence from the Florida Art Association, City of St. Petersburg Award of Excellence, and 2017 Treasure Island Art Guild Fred Wilder Scholarship Award.

Academic accomplishments include graduating Summa Cum Laude, with Academic Scholar distinction, and obtaining a perfect 5 on her Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio as determined by The College Board. Lilli has been active in her community, church and school by contributing hundreds of hours of service for National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, youth group, and the Beach Art Center. Some of her favorite contributions include painting murals for the St. Petersburg Shines mural project, serving the homeless, and filming art students at summer camp to help a non-profit organization fulfill a grant funding requirement.

Future plans include obtaining a degree in illustration, animation or advertising from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lilli hopes to continue making positive contributions to her new community in the historic city of Savannah, and is looking forward to continue growing her skills in a variety of media.

Members of the Treasure Island Art Guild are keen to encourage Lilli on her new adventure, and when she is back in town to come and visit us, she is always welcome.


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