Martha's Vineyard students nominated for Scholastic Art Awards


A sampling of art from MVRHS students

26 pieces by Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School students were nominated for 2016 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 13 works won honorable mentions, six won Silver Keys, and seven won Gold Keys.Leah Littlefield of West Tisbury, a freshman at Falmouth Academy, won four honorable mentions in writing. Gold Key works will go on exhibit at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and then will go to New York City for the national competition.

Some works will be on display on Island in the MVRHS library conference room for the month of March.

Honorable Mentions

  • Rya Baird, Photography, “Ridges”
  • Pia Bonneau, Digital Art, “Celephat”
  • Astoria Hall, Photography, “Bicycle Bill”
  • Emma Herrick, Photography, “Chivalry Isn’t Dead”
  • Thomas Irwin, Ceramics and Glass, “John’s Axel”
  • Margaret Joba-Woodruff, Painting, “Futuristic Femme”
  • Margaret Joba-Woodruff, Painting, “Tiger Style”
  • Margaret Joba-Woodruff, Poetry, “MoonGazers”
  • Dayana Middleton, Digital Art, “Fish City”
  • Donald O’Shaughnessy, Ceramics and Glass, “O’Shaughnessy’s Pottery”
  • Donald O’Shaughnessy, Ceramics and Glass, “O’Shaughnessy’s Pottery”
  • Ava Thors, Drawing and Illustration, “How Idyllic”
  • Opal Wortman, Photography, “The Hoover Dam”

Silver Keys

  • Rya Baird, Photography, “Barrel”
  • Isabelle Crawford, Photography, “Swept”
  • Courtney Howell, Art Portfolio, “Sun Kisses”
  • Olivia Knight, Photography, “The Zone”
  • Maggie Mayhew, Photography, “Free Falling”
  • Kayla Oliver, Photography, “Chicken Lady”

Gold Keys

  • Elizabeth Dourian, Photography, “The Beginning”
  • Thomas Irwin, Art Portfolio, “Jumpsuit Tom”
  • Amber Medieros, Photography, “Fairy Tales Aren’t Real”
  • Pia Ohlsen, Photography, “Depression”
  • Lia Potter, Photography, “What Friends Are For”
  • Opal Wortman, Photography, “Urban Organs”
  • Astrid Tilton (Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School), Art Portfolio, “Slaughter”