Avon Old Farms DOMINATES Scholastic Art Awards, Becomes Top Visual Arts Program in the State
The annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards is the top art competition in our state. Student artwork from public and private schools is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. Beyond the honor of being selected for this high quality exhibit, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards.
This year, over 2,600 artworks were submitted from more than 2,200 students in four categories: portfolio, sculpture, drawing, and photography. Only a handful of these submissions were selected for the exhibit, and an even smaller portion received additional awards. Even with such a selective process, 13 Avon Old Farms students received a total number of 20 awards, and the breadth of artwork they created made us #1 in all of CT.
At Morning Meeting on Monday, Visual Arts Department Chair Cristina Pinton congratulated all the artists for this feat. "I want to congratulate and acknowledge these boys for hard work, their passion, and their willingness to create and think outside the box. We are proud of you."
Below is a list of all the students who were awarded for their work.
|Owen Callaghan: Honorable Mention and Silver Key
Derrick Li: Three Gold Keys, Silver Key, and Best in Portfolio
Wonjae Cho: Two Gold Keys and Best in Sculpture
Ian Choi: Silver Key
Kenny Wang: Gold Key
Pearce Powers: Silver Key
Isaiah Agyekum: Honorable Mention
Spencer Parish: Honorable Mention
Joel Taylor: Gold Key
Lawson Byrnes: Two Gold Keys
Chris Bowers: Two Gold Keys and the CAEA Judges Award
Liam Park: Gold Key
August Alexander: Gold Key
Artwork from these students, and from other award-winning students throughout the state, will be on display as part of the CT Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Taub Gallery at the Hartford Art School from Jan. 17 through Feb. 3, and is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.
On Sunday, January 28th, a ceremony will be held for those with gold key and special awards to be recognized.