Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students won a record number of awards in the 63rd annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition. Art department chairman Paul Brissette said that 38 of the 67 pieces submitted by MVRHS students in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphics and architecture categories received recognition in the prestigious competition.
Students were notified of the awards last week. The awards will be presented Sunday, March 3, at the John Hancock Hall in Boston.
Mr. Brissette said the awards are open to graduating seniors who submit an eight-piece portfolio of artwork in one or more of three categories — art, photography, and writing. He said the portfolios can be themed or can show the range of the artist’s work.
The recognized artists receive either gold keys, silver keys, or honorable mention for individual works and/or for portfolios. Gold key winning entries will travel to New York City for the national Scholastic Art Awards competition this spring.
Seniors Lauren Dostal, Sarah Gruner, Charlotte Hall, Micheli Lynn, Ella Mahoney, and Hannah Moore received gold key portfolio awards making them eligible for scholarships from art schools across the country, according to a press release from the high school.
Individual gold key winners include: Olivia Becchio, Charlotte Benjamin, Tallula Brodsky, Emily Cimeno, Lauren Dostal, Sarah Gruner, Charlotte Hall, Micheli Lynn, Ella Mahoney, Hannah Moore, Saren Quinn, and Aaron Teves.
Silver awards went to Forrest D’Olympia, Isaiah Maynard, Jullian Kelly, Gordon Moore, Isabel Smith, Sara Thompson, and Jack Yeun.
Honorable mention awards were also plentiful. Jessica Campbell, Job deForest, Forrest D’Olympia, Peter Engley, Jack Fielding, Amy Fligor, Carl Gosselin, Alice Green Stephanie Harris, Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Gordon Moore, Hannah Moore, Saren Quinn, Gabrielle Silva, Sara Thompson, and Jack Yuen all received honorable mention awards.
The gold and silver key award winning individual art entries will be on display from February 11 to April 19 at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston.
Olivia Becchio, Gold Key Mixed Media Shadows
Charlotte Benjamin, Gold Key Photography Stones
Tallula Brodsky, Gold Key Photography Vacancy
Jessica Campbell, Honorable Mixed Media Running with
Emily Cimeno, Gold Key Mixed Media Dignity
Job deForest, Honorable Photography Shootin’ Buckets
Forrest D’Olympia, Honorable Drawing Decay
Forrest D’Olympia, Honorable Drawing Peace and
Forrest D’Olympia, Silver Key Painting Pond
Lauren Dostal, Gold Key Photography Roots of Humans
Peter Engley, Honorable Photography Crazy Eights
Jack Fielding, Honorable Ceramics & G Hollow Points
Amy Fligor, Honorable Mixed Media Communication
Amy Fligor, Honorable Ceramics & G Carved Red
Carl Gosselin, Honorable Ceramics & G Black Book
Alice Green, Honorable Photography Aperture of American
Sarah Gruner, Gold Key Photography Ripple
Charlotte Hall, Gold Key Mixed Media Journey to the Heart
Stephanie Harris, Honorable Sculpture Hidden Beneath the
Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Honorable Ceramics & G Vase
Julian Kelly, Silver Key Mixed Media The Pilot
Micheli Lynn, Gold Key Photography Waiting
Ella Mahoney, Gold Key Painting Wish upon a Fish
Isaiah Rain Maynard, Silver Key Photography The Ocean
Gordon Moore, Silver Key Ceramics & G Bird Planter
Gordon Moore, Silver Key Drawing Native Spirit
Gordon Moore, Honorable Drawing Braiding
Hannah Moore, Gold Key Painting The Human Touch
Hannah Moore, Honorable Ceramics & G Vase of Trunks
Saren Quinn, Honorable Drawing Ghost of David Darling
Saren Quinn, Gold Key Drawing Old Uncle Josiah
Gabrielle Silva, Honorable Photography A Lonely
Isabel Smith, Silver Key Photography Fancy Me Dirty
Aaron Teves, Gold Key Architecture Cloud Nine
Sara Thompson, Silver Key Jewelry Cobalt Cuff
Sara Thompson, Honorable Jewelry Turquoise Cuff
Jack Yuen, Honorable Drawing Native America
Jack Yuen, Silver Key Drawing Om