2019 Scholastic Art Awards Honorees

St. Stephen's has hosted the Scholastic Art Awards for more than 20 years. The program invites students in grades 7 through 12 to submit original works in an array of visual arts categories, including photography, ceramics and glass, painting, design, digital art, film and animation, drawing and illustration, mixed media, and editorial cartooning. Their submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual arts, who look for works that exemplify the program’s core artistic values of originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Participants receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship.
 
For the 2019 competition, close to 1,700 entries were submitted from students in and around the Austin area. Top artistic works were awarded one of three levels of honors: Gold Key Awards, Silver Key Awards and Honorable Mentions.Pieces recognized with Gold Key Awards at the regional level move on to the national competition.
 
This year, 48 students from St. Stephen’s earned a total of 84 awards in the regional competition, including 27 Gold Key Awards, 22 Silver Key Awards and 35 Honorable Mentions. Gold Key-winning entries will be on display in St. Stephen’s Scanlan Gallery (January 27 to February 8) before being submitted for the national adjudication in February. 
 
Congratulations to every Spartan artist who submitted works to this prestigious awards program. Special thanks go to art instructors Chris Caselli ’82, Mike Dolan, Jennie Gray ’93, Lisa Orr and Elizabeth Zepeda, as well as Elizabeth Hansing Moon, Fine Arts department chair. Thanks also go to department assistant Natalie Kuo ’12 and super-parent volunteer Mary Casas.
 
Please join us on Sunday, January 27 for a special Sholastic Arts Awards reception and ceremony from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in St. Stephen's Helm Fine Arts Center. Gold Key artworks will be on display in Scanlan Gallery in the Helm through February 8.

Honorees
 
Channing Allen, “Green Man,” Honorable Mention, Ceramics and Glass
 
David Allen, “Seashell and Sea Foam,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Trip to Tokyo,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “The Tallest Sky,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Jaden Alvarez, “Mans Relationship to Nature,” Gold Key, Ceramics and Glass
 
Beck Arnow, “Through the Tunnel,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Alexis Bielinski, “Little Me by the Sand,” Silver Key, Painting
 
Riley Bray, “Dependence,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Sophia Calder, “Sacred,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Penelope Cano, “Fake Beauty,” Honorable Mention, Digital Art; “Is this it?,” Silver Key, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation; “Censored,” Silver Key, Design; “Serenity,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Yui Cao, “Censorship,” Silver Key, Mixed Media; “A Hungry Bird,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Jesse Chatham, “Reputation,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Bella Cui, “The Gaze,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Javion Dawson, “His First Day,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Connor Dodd, “The Unknowing Creature,” Gold Key, Photography; “Eye of the Sun,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Kendall Dowd, “Window to the Soul,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Zoe Ehrlich, “Portrait,” Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration; “Birds of Winter,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Takeoff,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Ivy Feng, “The Solutions Are in Our Brain,” Honorable Mention, Ceramics and Glass
 
Cecilia Fields, “Country Boy,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Asia Gaines, “Fury,” Gold Key, Ceramics and Glass; “No Idea,” Gold Key, Ceramics and Glass; “Elisedd,” Gold Key, Photography; “Regina,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Jack Gormin, “A Day at the Beach,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Flower,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Crash,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “A Door in Santa Fe,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Jerry Hao “Bubbles,” Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration
 
Nicole Heyer, “Ghost Frog,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Kailey Hicks, “Nebulous Eyesight,” Gold Key, Digital Art; “Kneecaps,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Julia Johnson, “Climate Change,” Gold Key, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation; “Marfa,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Max Kaufmann, “Global Warming Face,” Honorable Mention, Ceramics and Glass
 
Olivia Korensky, “The Dragon’s Cry,” Silver Key, Ceramics and Glass
 
Byars Langdon, “New Experience,” Gold Key, Photography; “Making Memories,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Jason Layton, “The Candy Conflict,” Gold Key, Film & Animation
 
Fiona Lemieux, “Raining in Switzerland,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Declan Maguire, “Changes,” Gold Key, Printmaking
 
Anouk Martin-Gachot, “Season 2 Coming Soon: The Presidency 2020,” Gold Key, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation; “The PIGS' Collapse,” Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
 
Jordan Mitchell, “Line of Sight,” Gold Key, Design
 
Anna Nasi, “Mi Cuerpo,” Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation; “A Vision of Frida,” Silver Key, Mixed Media
 
Tristan Nguyen, “Ga-Lazy Stars,” Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration
 
Lola Nicholas, “The Ferris Wheel,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Allie Routh, “Canyon,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Zachary Routh, “Community,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Life on the Moon,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Regan Rudman, “Synesthetic Starboy,” Gold Key, Digital Art
 
Gracie Salomon, “Drip,” Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation; “Desert,” Gold Key, Photography
 
Zoe Schaffer, “In Air,” Silver Key, Photography; “Owner of the Trees,” Gold Key, Photography; “Take Off,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Tony Shan, “On the Way,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Ray Swartz, “The Ferocity in Performance,” Honorable Mention, Photography; “Guitar Hero” Silver Key, Photography, “A Longing Glance,” Gold Key, Photography; “Brother,” Gold Key, Photography; “That Look in Her Eyes,” Silver Key, Photography; “White Smoke Rising,” Gold Key, Photography; “Grace,” Silver Key, Photography; “Double Eyed Stare,” Silver Key, Photography; “Keep Calm in the Storm,” Silver Key, Photography; “Breathe,” Silver Key, Photography; “Digital Mind,” Honorable Mention, Digital Art
 
Zimo Tang, “Waving Lights,” Silver Key, Photography
 
Lara Tanner, “Out of Place,” Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Evan Ugarte, “I Complained,” Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration
 
Selina Wang, “The Fence,” Silver Key, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation
 
Daniel Wilschetz, “Tragic Destiny of Life,” Honorable Mention, Ceramics and Glass
 
Jackson Young, “She Kills Monsters,” Honorable Mention Design
 
Jasmine Zhang, “Tyger,” Gold Key, Painting; “Devils,” Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration; “Bronze,” Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration
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