Sunday, October 17, 2010


Saturday Bayshore art students led by their art teacher Kathy Cocciolone-Fitzgerald, wowed Bradenton and won the Art Slam competition sponsored by Realize Bradenton. 17 teams worked tirelessly from 10 am until 10 pm.

"Don't Let the Arts Disappear" was the title of Bayshore's group. Early in the day people spattered paint on the background. After makeup was applied, the girls performed as speakers related facts about the importance of art in schools and in our lives. Even though the group had technical difficulties, they were by far the crowd favorite as they performed every 45 minutess. Read more about the event in the BradentonHerald.

Bayshore Wins Art Slam! Bayshore's Art Department will recieve $250. Fantastic!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome Mrs. D'Amelio!

Hi, my name is Mrs. D'Amelio and I will be taking Mrs. Swanson's place at Bayshore High School. Recently I taught at Lee Middle School, so many of you may know me already!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Art AP Students. Hopefully you all have received word that you did indeed pass the AP exam! All of your hard work, endless hours and frustrations paid off. All of you succeeded.

Ms. C. and myself are very proud of all of you. Thanks for not giving up.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


We have raised over $1400 for Haiti through the sale of our pins and magnets. Art teachers all over the country are having their students make and sell these cute little houses. Nationally art students have been able to contribute over $137,000 for Haiti.

Manatee Schools are going to be selling our houses throughout the county. They have requested 1000 houses! If you want to help out, see Anna Reedy, Ms. Swanson or Ms. C. We make them after school, before school and have baggies available to take home. We are giving community service hours for your time.

For more information on this project visit

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Alberto Giacometti's sculpture, "Walking Man" sold at an auction in London for
$105 million in 8 minutes by an anonymous bidder. This was the most ever bid on any art work.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Friday night, Bayshore's top artists were honored at the 3rd Annual heArt and Soul Gala at Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Students got to talk about their art, see their picture and art projected a big screen and be part of a real auction. What a great experience!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


At the Student/Teacher/Sponsor party at the Palmetto Art Center on January 21st, Ariell's bowl was awarded "Best of Show" in 3D. She will receive $1000 at the heArt and Soul Gala at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club, January 29th. Good job Ariell!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The artwork of nine of Bayshore's students qualified to become part of the Top 25 in Manatee County's "HeArt and Soul" Competition. Each high school art teacher in the county submitted 10 artworks. Over 100 pieces were submitted.
From left to right:
Danielle Wallace, Eric Salsbury, Sydney Clark, Anna Reedy, Ariell Alibasic, Rebecca Boyce, Meriam Gardner and Maria Wasilko