Rocky River Students Recognized in Scholastic Art Contest

Two Rocky River students earned Gold Key Art Awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition – Cuyahoga County Region and will move on to national competition in New York.

Rocky River High School (RRHS) student Lauren Driscoll earned a Gold Key for her digital art “Charlie and Zuri,” while Rocky River Middle School (RRMS) student Paige Kurtz earned a Gold Key for her photograph “Vintage Pier.” Gold Key awards demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal voice and technical skill. Gold Key art is forwarded to New York for national judging.

Silver Key Art Awards recognize artwork demonstrating achievement worth of recognition at the regional level. RRHS students Phoebe Dunn and Benjamin Krampitz earned Silver Keys for their drawings and illustrations titled “Happy Feet” and “Senioritis,” respectively. RRMS student Paige Kurtz also won a Silver Key for her photograph “Bailey.”

Artwork demonstration creative potential earn Honorable Mentions. RRHS student Benjamin Olson was recognized for his drawings and illustrations “The Seamstress’s Table,” and “Untitled.”

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 students. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals and scholarships. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries.

Winning pieces will be on display in the Reinberger Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art through Feb. 2.

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