The results of this year's competition have been released, and several Athens students were recognized at the regional level, which includes several counties from New York and Pennsylvania.
The program is very competitive. Art teachers from our region send their best student work to be judged at the Arnot Art Museum. From over 900 entries, they choose the best 120 works. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Students being recogonized include:
Donna Cardona received a Gold Key for her Art Portfolio Sci-Fi Archetypes, which includes 8 pieces. She is also receiving a Gold Key for her drawing The Pilot, a Gold key for her drawing The Architect, and an Honorable Mention for her painting The Alchemist, and an Honorable mention for her painting The Relic.
Ashtyn Allen, who received two Honorable Mentions in Ceramics and Glass for Fortune Jar and Fairy House Teapot.
Pela Baglini, who received Honorable Mention in Mixed Media for her assemblage, Trapped.
Gustine Brown, who received two Honorable Mention Awards in Drawing & Illustration for his drawings Rowrrrrgh!! and Above the Fray.
Summer Eldrige received an Honorable for her painting America.
Ariana Gambrell received a Silver Key for her drawing On Your Mark and an Honorable
Mention for her drawing Timeless Happiness.
Gianna Goodwin recieved an Honorable Mention for her Mixed Media assemblage The Concept of Beauty and an Honorable Mentionfor her ceramics piec A Splat of Tea?
Alyssa Liddane received an Honorable Mention for her photograph It's Raining Ducks.
Raegen Millard received an Honorable Mention for her painting Renewal.
Emalie Mustard received an Honorable Mention for her painting Dancers.
Giovanna Perri received an Honorable Mention for her Functional Peacock Whistle.
Belle Rosh received a Silver Key for her colored pencil drawing Dangle.
Carlie Simpson received a Silver Key for her linoleum block reduction print Night Feeding.