2018 Auction Art Contest Winners

Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is pleased to announce that PCA 10th grader Lilian Kohl is the grand prize winner of PCA’s 6th Annual Auction Art Contest.Her piece “Art of the World” is done in pen and ink with a 3D globe painted in acrylics. Her work of art displays symbols of world religions in the design of a hand holding the world.

An Artists’ Reception, open to the public, will be held on March 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the PCA gym lobby, to honor all of the winners of the juried art contest associated with PCA’s 23rd Annual Auction. With 150 submissions, the Art Contest represents a significant element of PCA’s 23rd Annual Auction. All art entries will be available for bidding beginning at the Artists’ Reception and will continue throughout the Live Auction the following day. Art and other items up for bid can be previewed online.

PCA wishes to acknowledge the generosity of our Legacy Sponsors, Cutter Family Properties (art gallery sponsor) and Seacoast Dream Dentistry, as well as our other sponsors: Northpoint Mortgage, Bill Dube Ford and Toyota, Classic Signs, Thrivent Financial, Clark & Howell, Port Lighting Systems, Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Moose River Outpost, SoulFest, Veracross, and Word Radio. Hundreds of local individual and corporate donors have provided the many quality items and experiences that are up for bid. For more information, contact Elizabeth Nanda, Auction Manager, at 603-742-3617.

Winners & Honorable Mentions

Meet our Winners as well as the Honorable Mentions and take a look at their incredible artwork!

Sarafina Anella

K-2 Art Honorable Mention

Molly Pellatt

K-2 Art Honorable Mention

Emma Duston

K-2 Art 3rd Place

Alex Dubiela

K-2 Art 2nd Place

Alyssa Monahan

K-2 Art 1st Place

Josh Mezey

3-5 Art Honorable Mention

Louisa Henker

3-5 Art Honorable Mention

Sadie Monahan

3-5 Art 3rd Place

Ava Buchanan

3-5 Art 2nd Place

3-5 Art 2nd Place


Junior High Art Honorable Mention

Carter Hoyt

Junior High Art Honorable Mention

Isaac Kohl

Junior High Art 3rd Place

Alexis Tuten

Junior High Art 2nd Place

Olivia Vacarro

Junior High Art 1st Place

Sharon Li

Upper School Honorable Mention

Caroline Brown

Upper School Art Honorable Mention

Evenson Saintil

Upper School Art 3rd Place

Sara Kaczynski

Upper School Art 2nd Place

Caeley Moushegian

Upper School Art 1st Place

Maddy Jordan

Upper School Photography Honorable Mention

Matt Corso

Upper School Photography Honorable Mention

Caias Jacott

Upper School Photography 3rd Place

Katheryn Komerska

Upper School Photography 2nd Place

Lilian Kohl

Upper School Photography 1st Place

Auction Art Contest Winners in the Adult Category

Christine Moushegian for “Dog, Rooster, Pig”  Honorable Mention

Lara Kildow for “Girls of the World” Honorable Mention

Mike Gerard for “Patriot Memorial” Honorable Mention

Christine Diehl for “Pacific Northwest Skies” Third Place

Christine Diehl for “Terra” Second Place

Spencer Burnham for “Distant Wings” First Place

Philip S. Tambling

Philip S. Tambling is a well-seasoned architect designing buildings in the seacoast area for 50 years.  As a child, he was always painting, mostly in watercolor. Phil is gifted, sensitive, and has discerning beautiful blue eyes for detail and composition.  He is a gentle soul and lover of Christ which is reflected in his artwork.

Monica Nagle

Monica Nagle, blues, jazz and folk singer, songwriter, poet, fine artist and educator from Buffalo, New York, who now calls Dover, New Hampshire home, writes inspirational ballads and blues. Although a prodigious songwriter, Nagle generally performs a carefully crafted mix of her own material and socially conscious standards. As a peace and justice activist, she has performed from Canada, to California, up and down the east coast, with a three-year tour in Brazil, which influenced her heart further toward advocacy and philanthropic endeavors. Monica is designer of the award winning “Art of Living” Program, an arts centered prevention program that has helped many youths in New Hampshire to choose a drug-free life, while giving back to their communities.

She is the former Director of Arts and Humanities for the New Hampshire YMCA and was chosen to participate in the NH Charitable Foundation’s “It Takes a Community” Project, sponsored by The Ford Foundation. Her latest endeavor is a 3 Book Series entitled “If You Had Heard My Voice” book one, each book is a collection of poetry, art, lyrics and prose meant to inspire and heal. The second book entitled “The Tracks” has a focus on the homelessness problem in our county. The third book, scheduled to launch in time for Mother’s Day 2019 is entitled “Mothers and Daughters”.

Monique Dacey

Monique Dacey was born and raised in southern New Hampshire. She graduated high school at John Stark Regional HS where she excelled in the visual arts, art history, and ceramics. Throughout High School Monique received many awards and accolades in the arts including the prestigious scholastic gold key award for her AP art studio portfolio. In 2011 Monique enrolled at New Hampshire Institute of Art, majoring in the Fine Arts. Since that time she has participated in a variety of different exhibitions, while working as a freelance painter, art educator, and seamstress.