Sunday, January 9, 2022

AAHS Artists recognized in Scholastic Art Awards

 Several art and ceramics students at Athens Area High School received recognition in this year's Scholastic Art Awards.  In fact, Athens had more pieces accepted than any other school in the region, which includes several counties from New York and Pennsylvania.  The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation's longest running (since 1923) and most prestigious art competition for high school students. Many famous artists and creatives received their first recognition in this program, including Andy Warhol. Students who receive Gold Key Awards have their work go on to be judged at the national level.  These students completed the work as part of the AAHS art program under the direction of drawing and painting teacher Dr. Andrew Wales and ceramics teacher Mrs. Elisabeth Ellis.  Senior Arin Rockwell received a Gold Key award for her portfolio The Circus of Life, as well as two Gold Keys in Painting, a Silver Key in Painting, a Silver Key in Drawing & Illustration, and three Honorable Mention Awards in Painting. Other Athens students receiving recognition include:  

Arin Rockwell- Gold Key for her portfolio The Circus of Life. She also received an Honorable Mention in Painting for Fortune Teller and several other awards. 
Arin Rockwell- Gold Key, Painting - Pressure to Perform
Arin Rockwell-Honorable Mention, Painting - Prom
Arin Rockwell - Silver Key, Drawing - The Ringmaster
Arin Rockwell - Gold Key, Painting - Under the Lights
Arin Rockwell - Silver Key, Painting - Without a Net

Arin Rockwell - Honorable Mention, Painting - After the Show

Michael Gee - Honorable Mention - The Broken Path
Christine Daugherty - Silver Key, Printmaking - The Daily Review
Nora Le - Honorable Mention, Painting - The Circle of Fried. 
Brandon Wilson - Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartoon - Election Aftermath. 
Connor Brown - Gold Key, Painting - High Noon
Emma White - Gold Key, Mixed Media - A Year of Wishes
Hali'a Kocsis - Honorable Mention, Photography. Shequaga Falls
Emma White - Silver Key, Photography - Songbirds


Madelyn Jones - Honorable Mention, Drawing - Chocolate Lab
Nyanna Beeman - Honorable Mention, Drawing - Identity
Vegas Alfred - Honorable Mention, Portfolio and Honorable Mention, Ceramics. 
Madison Park - Honorable Mention, Ceramics. 
Shelby Morris - Honorable Mention, Ceramics. 
Kaylee Grazul - Honorable Mention, Ceramics. 
Zach Earls - Gold Key, Ceramics. 
Katie Gorman - Honorable Mention, Digital Art - Recreation
Katie Gorman - Silver Key, Digital Art - The Medic

Taegan Williams - Honorable Mention, Painting - Gluttony


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