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Chagrin Falls Schools' Students Honored -- 2018 Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition Award Winners 

 Chagrin Falls Video of Scholastic Art Winners 2018







Students from Chagrin Falls Middle School and High School will be recognized at the Scholastic Art and Writing Exhibition at The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). Student’s works of art that received a gold or silver award will be on display for the public in the Reinberger Gallery of the CIA from January 16 - February 2. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 am until 5 pm; Friday from 10 am until 9 pm; and Saturday through Sunday from 12 pm until 5 pm.  Student’s works of art that received an honorable mention will be displayed digitally on a screen in the gallery.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with outstanding artistic and literary talent and brings their work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Every year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the awards to local communities. Teens in grades seven through 12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Submissions are judged by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that show originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Last year, more than 1,800 students submitted more than 3,100 pieces of artwork and writing samples for judging. Gold Key winners continue on to the national competition in New York City.

The 48 Chagrin Falls Schools’ students that were honored include:

Distinguished Award Winners:
Kathryn McCuaig (“Cake Walk”-Ceramics and Class)- Best in Show Ceramics and Glass Catagory
Lindy Cunnington (“Edge of the World”-Mixed Media)- Cleveland Institute of Art Recognition Award ($40,000 Scholarship to Cleveland Institute of Art) & David King Creativity Award  

Robin Barth (“Over the Moon and Back”- Drawing & Illustration) Best in Show (Drawing and Illustration Category)
Gold Key Winners, High School: Bethany Bacus (“Haunting”-Photography), Robin Barth (“Over the Moon and Back”-Drawing and Illustration), Lindy Cunnington (“Edge of the World”-Mixed Media), John Gardner (“CTE” -Digital Art), Matthew Keiper (“Consistency of Progress”-Photography), Kathryn McCuaig (“Cake Walk”-Ceramics & Glass), Emily Owens (“Self Portrait”-Drawing and Illustration), Madeline Stapulionis  (“Riches vs. Ruins”-Sculpture). Middle School: Victoria Field (“Heading South”-Drawing and Illustration-Gold Key American Visions Nominee).

Silver Key Winners, High School: Marguerite Augier (“The Apperception of Color”-Mixed Media), Marguerite Augier (“POPSYCH”-Digital Art), Paul Cantlay  (“Knot Nature”-Sculpture), Lindy Cunnington (“On Edge”-Mixed Media), Reagan Dowling (“Anxious Conscience”-Ceramics & Glass), John Gardner (“Basketblue”-Digital Art), Alice Patton (“Watch the Throne II”-Fashion), Mackenzie Shanklin (“Best Sands in Action”-Photography), Margaret Sobota (“Formative Emotion”-Painting), Kelly Wynveen (“Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You”-Ceramics & Glass), Kelly Wynveen (“Maybe So…”-Sculpture), Kelly Wynveen (“Meant For Features, Not Creatures”-Sculpture). Middle School: Sophia Avery (“Reflection”-Painting), Sophia Avery (“Anxiety”-Painting).

Honorable Mentions for Portfolios, High School: Catie Beg (“Pakistani Pop: Self Portrait Wear”-Art Portfolio), Elise Kosmides (“Human Dependence”-Art Portfolio).

Honorable Mentions, High School: Robin Barth (“Chicken Face”-Drawing and Illustration), Catie Beg (“Pakistani Pop Dress #1”-Fashion), Paul Cantlay (“Untitled Vase”-Ceramics & Glass), Paul Cantlay (“Unchained”-Sculpture), Ruby Castellani (“Self Portrait”-Painting), Lindy Cunnington (“Eye Poppin’”-Digital Art), Margo Hughes (“Does This Sweat Make Me Look Nervous?”-Sculpture), Riley Kirkpatrick (“Dream Cone”-Sculpture), Elise Kosmides “Man Power”-Sculpture), Grace Lowe (“In Her Head”-Photography), Emily Owens (“Buttiful”-Drawing and Illustration), Abigail Patton (“Flowers”-Printmaking), Laney Russo (“Flower Girl”-Digital Art), Laney Russo (“Prismatic Portrait”-Mixed Media), Anna Sevich (“Sand”-Photography), Mackenzie Shanklin (“Behind the Scenes”-Photography), Madeline Stapulionis (“Dali”-Sculpture), Lillian Subel (“Dripping Record”-Printmaking), Derrick Vehar (“Tetra”-Comic Art). Middle School: Ella Angel (“It Looks Cooler up Close”-Painting), Sophia Avery (“Moon Man”-Printmaking), Sophia Avery (“Bamboo Spirit”-Drawing and Illustration), Claire Stinson (“Sunshine bird”-Drawing and Illustration).

Highlights of the 2017 PTO Art Show

Art Show PTO 2017
Chagrin Falls High School Students’ Art Selected for 2017
Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

Three Chagrin Falls High School students and four pieces of their art are accepted in this year’s Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, opening April 23 in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. They include Jane Goble "Food For Thought" (TOP 25); Jake Levine "Vibrant Night;” Graham Smith "Hepaestus's Cradle,” and Graham Smith "Children of Tender Indifference." Goble’s artwork was selected as “top 25” and she will receive the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence during the awards ceremony portion of the opening ceremony. The exhibit closes at the end of May.

The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. From the 12,000 regional entries from 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition, with 25 of the 300 chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence. Scholarships are offered to seniors by over 30 universities and colleges of art. The selection of students to be offered scholarships is left strictly up to those institutions who offer them.

“It is with great pride that we exhibit these students’ artworks at The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus,” said Thad Ricker, executive director and coordinator of the exhibition. “This exhibition is a testament to the high quality of visual arts education that exists in our state. It is vital that the community understands the value and importance of arts education, and the impact it has on our young people. We hope that this exhibition fosters that understanding, through both its visual and textual displays.”

The following students also received a Recognition of Regional Excellence in the Arts: Catharine Beg (2); Dustin Kushious (2); Elise Kosmides (2); Graham Smith (3); Jacob Moore (2); Jake Levine (5), Emily Porter, Charles Moyse, Jane Goble, Luke Hopkins, Madeline Miralia, Maria Tropp, Reagan Dowving, Ruby Castellani, Tessa Kostelec, and Alex Moore.
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