Visual Art Students Make an Impression at Scholastic Art Awards
Fourteen Westminster visual art students were selected for recognition at the prestigious 2021 Scholastic Art Awards Regional Competition, the nation's longest-running recognition program for creative teens. Congratulations to the following students:
Silver Key Winners Alexa Torres '23 for "Seeds" Nina Cuesta '21 for "Old Juice" and "They Hold Our Hands..." Jalyn Cronkrite '24 for "Raging Compliments" Camila Valdes '23 for "Pedestria" Sydney Bond '21 for "Orchestral Movement #12" Ana Vega '21 for "Strawberry"
Honorable Mentions Alexa Torres '23 for "Some Like it Hot" Emily Diaz '24 for "Scrunchy" Sydney Bond '21 for "Orchestral Movement #10" Bianca Diaz-Silveira '24 for "Creating Wakes on the Lake" Ana Vega '21 for "Heart Shaped Box" Lili Diaz-Silveira '22 for "Pray for Us" Ellie Pierson '21 for "Notorious RBG"
"I am so proud of the dedication and creativity these students invested to make this distinguished honor a reality," said April Sharpe-Shirk, Westminster Art Teacher/Visual Arts Department Chair. "I pray that they will continue to glorify with their God-given talents in the arts. These Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are a tremendous achievement."
Students' entries are blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. This year a record-breaking 3,000+ entries were received, with only a small percentage receiving awards.
The county will showcase the artworks via a virtual exhibition on the Rubell Museum website.
Westminster theater students earned Scholastic awards for film and animation, too! Read about it here.