Grand Prize Winner Ella Bindl Announced for HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital 125th Anniversary Art Contest



Cassy Tully

Cassy Tully – Fine Art


Grand Prize Winner Ella B. Announced for HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital 125th Anniversary Art Contest

Sheboygan, WI. May, 2015

Cassy Tully – Fine Art and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital are excited to announce that Ella Bindl, a fifth-grade student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Plymouth, has been chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the 125th Anniversary Art Contest. Premier sponsor was the ACUITY Charitable Foundation.

The contest was open to all area fifth-grade students, and resulted in several hundred entries. From that body of artwork, the judges selected Ella as the Grand Prize Winner – her artwork, along with the Top 25 Winners’ artwork, was professionally framed, and will be displayed at the Fall “Health, Healing & Hope” Art Show at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.

Ella B. Winning Entry
Ella B. Winning Entry

Ella took a template, drawn by Cassy, and colored it to capture the spirit of the hospital. Ella’s theme “What is Love?” depicted a smiling patient, the caring hands of a nurse, the heart of a doctor and the cry of a newborn, all integral components of the hospital’s mission of “health, healing and hope.”

“When I saw Ella’s drawing, I knew right away that she understood the vision of the hospital,” Cassy said. “It shared the true meaning of their mission to make a difference in the lives of others through healing.”

An all-school assembly was held in St. John the Baptist’s gym on Wednesday, May 27th. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital president Andy Bagnall presented Ella with the Grand Prize award, along with her masterpiece, which was professionally framed by Cassy Tully – Fine Art.

“We are here to celebrate the thought and creativity that Ella put into this drawing, and the importance that art plays in healing,” Bagnall said to the students.

Ella’s grandparents and parents attended the presentation; afterward, her mother, Kelly, shared the family’s excitement.

“She has always been an art lover, always drawing and reading, and we’re so very proud of her,” Kelly said.

Additionally, 125 entries were also selected to be shown at the hospital’s 125th Anniversary Celebration on August 4th. They will then be donated to the hospital to benefit healing patients.

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Cassy has been commissioned to create an original painting and commemorative prints. Her 24” X 36” masterpiece will capture the spirit of the first St. Nicholas Hospital on Superior Avenue in Sheboygan.

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital will celebrate their 125th Anniversary with a mass, community picnic and health fair on August 4, 2015. To learn more, please visit

For additional information, please email


Cassy Tully – Fine Art

437 E. Mill Street, Suite B

Plymouth, WI 53073



Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Charmaine Jankowski

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Director of Philanthropy

3100 Superior Avenue

Sheboygan WI 53081






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Founded in 2013, Artdose Magazine LLC is an independent print and digital art magazine committed to connecting and supporting the visual arts in the Midwest. Published by Frank Juárez, the magazine is premised on the belief that we all share common goals of introducing, engaging, and offering diverse art experiences. Artdose Magazine LLC appears in print as a bi-annual art magazine, through a weekly art e-newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook. About Frank Juárez Frank Juárez is an award winning art educator, artist, publisher, art coach, and former gallery director living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin.

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