The Scholastic Art Awards recently announced its regional winners, and four Brewster students have won awards for their creative work. Megan Ward ’22 received an Honorable Mention for her sculpture in ceramics and glass, Cat Ling ’21 received an Honorable Mention for her self-portrait painting, and Jade Hall ’22 received a Silver Key for her self-portrait painting. Sylvie Skibicki ’23 earned an Honorable Mention for her self-portrait painting as well as a Gold Key for her sculpture entitled “Breaking Boundaries.”
These accolades are part of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their work to the world through the awards. Students across America entered nearly 320,000 original works in 2020 in 28 different categories of art and writing. (The writing awards will be announced later in the year.)
“Each of these students has her own sense of style and process,” arts faculty member Alicia Childers said. “I have watched each artist develop her skills over these last few months. They all have an incredible work ethic and always push their artistic limits.”
As a Gold Key winner, Skibicki’s sculpture will automatically be entered in the national competition. Each entry will be reviewed by renowned creative professionals (artists, authors, educators, and industry experts). The judges award marks on originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice. National Awards will be announced on March 17, 2021.
“We are very proud of our regional Scholastic Art Award winners,” Childers said. “These students are resilient in their work no matter what medium, and they each show tremendous growth and commitment to their artistic vision. Keep an eye on these budding artists!”
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