Kids Turn Wooden Fish Into Works of Art

By Doug Painter

Island youngsters, ranging from two to 12 years old, gathered at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church recently to use their artistic skills to transform plain, wooden fish into piscatorial art. These now colorful fish will be featured as table centerpieces at CCA Skidaway’s upcoming annual Banquet and Auction on April 18.

“This was a fun project, but it was also a great collaborative effort bringing together the Landings Art Association (LAA), Saint Peter’s Church and our CCA Chapter,” said Paulette Hamilton, event organizer and a member of the CCA Skidaway Board. “I especially want to thank Joni Arb and Lydia Bishop of the Landings Art Association (LAA) for their guidance and knowledge in making this a day a rewarding experience and successful event for everyone involved.”          

Art supplies were provided along with a pizza lunch. Eighteen fish were completed by the 10 participating youngsters, and prizes were awarded to the following individuals in the categories below:

  • Most Original - Jordi Dominguez
  • Best Decorating Technique - Axel Dominguez
  • Most Colorful - Claire Corbin
  • Most Realistic - William Hauerwas
  • Best Decorated - Emma Downs
  • Best Colors - Anna Hughes Downs
  • Most Painted Fish - Evie Freeman
  • Most Sparkly- Everett Tanner
  • Best Bejeweled- Wendell Tanner
  • Best and Youngest (age two) - Rocco Dominguez

            Tickets for the CCA Skidaway Chapter Banquet and Auction still are available. You can reserve and pay for your tickets at

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