The Berlin High School Art Department is pleased to announce that three of our Seniors have won four awards at the 2013 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Brie Nickerson has won an Honorable Mention in the Ceramics/Glass Category. Kayla Tenore received a Silver Key in the Sculpture Category. Nicole Maroon won two Gold Key awards, one each in Design and Photography. All entries will be displayed at the 2013 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards exhibition from Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, 2013 at the Slipe Gallery at University of Hartford.
The 24th annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state. A panel of over 30 judges reviewed entries from 136 schools and additional home schooled/independent entries. This year the total number of entries topped 2000 works.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Frances Farmer, Alan Arkin, John Lithgow, Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, Ned Vizzini, and many more.
The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Year after year the program grows with increased participation from students and communities across the country. In the past five years alone, submissions have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
The awards will be presented Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater at the University of Hartford. Exhibition is at the Slipe Gallery, Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, 2013 . Silpe Gallery hours : daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends, noon to 4 p,.m. University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, 06117.