Seven Students Selected for ASAP! Art Awards


Seven Students Selected for ASAP! Art Awards


On Sunday, November 17, 2019, seven Avon Old Farms artists displayed artwork at the ASAP! 9th Annual Celebration of Young Photographers at the town hall in Washington Depot, Connecticut.


Each year, the show is a unique exhibit of images by talented young photographers from across our region of Connecticut. Photographs submitted by students from over 50 schools in grades 6-12 needed to express a unique interpretation celebrating this year’s theme: Current Mood. 

Avon Old Farms students included in the show will be:

Sophomore Peter Siana, of Canton, CT

Senior Caleb McKernan, of Marblehead, MA

Junior Lorenzo Landini, of Rome, Italy

Sophomore Teddy Gabrielian, of Collinsville, CT

Senior Eugene Kim, of Seoul, Korea

Junior Sean Desjardins, of Watertown, CT

Junior Hobie Jamison, of Boston, MA

A panel of judges made up of four photography professionals put together the winning group of 60 selected photographs from 200 pieces of submitted work from 52 schools based on the artists' interpretation and consideration of the theme, composition and technical qualities of the image, visual and emotional impact of the image, and originality.

Prizes were awarded to the overall winner from each grade group, 6-8 and 9-12. Jamison's work was chosen for the Dylan’s Wings Photography Award, the show’s award for top-selected work which most thoroughly embodied the show’s criteria. The award was funded by Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation established to honor the memory of Dylan Hockley, who was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.


Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for quality and innovative arts education year round offering literary, performing, visual, and culinary programs for pre-k through adult. The ASAP! community includes families and children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from over 100 towns. We reach 8,000+ children a year from all walks of life throughout Connecticut. Our program impacts kids by exposing them to experiential learning opportunities that encourage them to think creatively, ask questions, and explore possibilities. Since our inception ASAP! has given nearly half a million dollars in financial aid to families in need. ASAP! never turns a child away.