Morvil Advertising + Design Hosts Scholarship Art Show for Local Students In Memory of Friend & Coworker

On April 23, Morvil hosted an art show at TheatreNOW, and we focused on providing a platform for the work of local high school students. The competition and show were held in memory of our dear friend, coworker, and fellow artist, Kimberly Bardill. Kim was the original, creative mind behind the project, and the team wanted to honor her lifelong passion for art. “Kim’s commitment to creative excellence, her passion towards her art… and kindness towards others inspired our group to make Kim the driving force for this event. Thank you, Kim, for sharing your life with all of us,” said Jeff Morvil in his opening remarks.

Students at the Art Show

The art show, “Water in Black & White,” was comprised of entries from a graphic design competition open to local high school students. We opened the competition to New Hanover County and Brunswick County high schools in the Fall of 2018. To qualify, submissions were to be designed around the theme of water, rendered in black and white, and include some form of typography. Any medium was accepted (charcoal, photography, watercolor, ink, electronic, collage, mixed media, etc.).

A panel of judges reviewed the entries, and the winners and honorable mentions were announced at the show. Scholarship money was presented to those who placed in the Top 3; Vivian Hornstein was awarded first place and received $1,500, Mark Mormando received second honors and received $1,000, and the third-place prize of $500 went to Lavia Steo.

Kim Portrait and Art


“I find it rewarding to have the opportunity to share my work with others and at times hear what the pieces say to you, the viewer. It’s as if the pieces have voices of their own. The meanings and interpretations can unfold into unknown territories, which is the fuel that keeps the creative spark within me burning and also keeps what happens day to day in the studio fresh; an exciting journey with mystery and spontaneity.”  – Kim Bardill