CIP Announces the 2022 Student Art Contest Winners

CIP’s annual Art Contest highlights the diversity of student’s creativity and artistic talents while supporting the mission of CIP and honoring Autism Acceptance Month. Judges were asked to identify their top three choices from dozens of entries in a wide variety of mediums. “It was an extremely difficult decision and one that required time and attention. It was wonderful to meditate on all of the artwork in the Good Purpose Gallery - a real treat!”, said Amy Demarest, CIP’s Digital Marketing Manager and one of this year’s judges. 


The winners of the 2022 CIP Student Contest are:


Random Angelic Being

1st Prize 

Elle G., CIP BerkshIre

“Angelic Being” Graphic Design Print 







The Lady in Red2nd Prize

Tiffany V., CIP Long Beach

“Lady in Red” Acrylic Painting 











Spirit3rd Prize

Emma B J., CIP Berkshire

“Spirited” Mixed Media Collage








The Judges “Honorable Mention” Picks:


Tristin M., CIP Berkeley, “Moon Dragon” Multimedia Piece 

Conor B., CIP Berkshire, “The Void” Photograph 

Justin R., CIP Berkshire, “Fiery Billed Arcari” Photograph 

Betty H., CIP Berkeley, “Yarn of Beauty” Yarn Sculpture 

Carter L., CIP Brevard, “What the Wind Means to Me” Poem 

Elizabeth L., CIP Berkshire, “How My Mind Works” Acrylic Painting 


2022 Contest Judges 


Dr. Michael McManmon: Michael McManmon is an American public speaker, writer, artist (various media), psychologist and the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP) – a post-secondary program serving students with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and other learning differences. He is also the founder of the Good Purpose Gallery 


Amy Demarest: Amy Demarest works at the National Office as our Digital Marketing Manager. A Berkshires native, Amy combines a lifelong love of storytelling with a passion for design. As the National Digital Marketing Manager at CIP, Amy is involved in all things digital, including our website, e-newsletters, and social media. 


Tammara Leminen: Collage Artist Tammara Leminen presented a very successful exhibit at the Good Purpose Gallery in 2020. She trained at the Baseker Kunstgewerbe Schul and highly respected Savannah College of Art and Design. Tammara is a representative of the Northern Berkshire Chapter of the Massachusetts cultural council and a member of Berkshire Art Association. She has curated for the Whitney Center for the Arts Gallery as well as MCLA’s Gallery 51.

About College Internship Program

The College Internship Program is a comprehensive transition program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Autism, ADHD, and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.