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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Scholastic Award Winning Students

Many of you know that I am a high school art teacher in addition to being an artist, and I want to take this opportunity to brag about some of their accomplishments. Seven of my students won awards this year in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition (not bad at all, each teacher is allowed 12 individual entries in addition to portfolios, I'd say around 10% of students get some kind of award, I am very proud of my students who outperformed those odds). This is the largest and most respected national High School Art competition. I have listed the winners below, followed by their award (Gold key is the highest, followed by silver key, then certificate of merit). All Gold and Silver Key winners will be in an exhibition this Tuesday, February 24, from 6:30-8:30 at the gallery in the Ernst Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College. All Gold Key winners work will be competing in NYC later this spring for the National Awards - wish them luck! I am extremely proud of their work.
Bella Bellum - Elly Taura - Charcoal
Gold Key - Art Portfolio Category (8 artworks)
Certificate of Merit - Drawing Category (individual entry)

Heretic - Adam Atkinson - India Ink, ballpoint pen, marker
Gold Key - Drawing (Individual Entry)

Corset - Katherine Helms - acrylic on canvas
Gold Key - Painting Category (individual entry)

Harmony with Nature - Gabriela Lutostanski - polymer clay and wood
Silver Key - Sculpture Category (Individual Entry)

Oil and Water - Ji Yoon Kim - Oil pastel, watercolor and colored pencil
Silver Key - Drawing Category (individual entry)

Lapse in Communication - Kristy Kilgallen - wood, wire and found objects
Certificate of Merit - Sculpture Category (Individual entry)

Obsession - Amira Nagi Al Saadi - Acrylic on Canvas
Certificate of Merit - Painting Category (Individual Entry)

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