Avon Art Department Shines at Regional Scholastic Art Show

The Avon High School Art Department is excited to announce its most successful showing to date at the 55th annual Regional Scholastic Art Show, sponsored by Nordson Corporation, currently on display in the Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College.

Student artists from 22 high schools from Lorain, Huron and Erie counties submitted over 1,600 works of art to be judged and 650 works were selected for the show.

Avon High School had 73 works selected!

Ten works received Gold Key awards (highest honor), 23 works received Silver Key awards, and 40 received Honorable Mention honors. Gold Key works will digitally move forward for national judging in New York City (NYC). (All winners are listed below).

Avon High School Junior
Isabella Keller, “Just Wait for It”

During the 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Show, 100 total Gold Keys were awarded, and of those 100, five art pieces were chosen as American Vision winners (Best in Show). Avon High School student Isabella Keller received one of the five American Vision awards. From the pool of five, a panel of jurors in NYC will select one artist from each of the Scholastic’s 100 regional affiliates to receive an American Visions Medal. Artists who win at this national level will be recognized in NYC in June.

Keller is a junior in Advanced Drawing and Painting at Avon High School She completed this project for an assignment where the students studied German artist Kathe Kollowitz and were asked to create an expressive portrait using charcoal and conte crayon (a drawing medium composed of compressed powdered graphite or charcoal mixed with a clay base, square in cross-section).

Avon High School art teachers are Karen Busch, Catherine McDaniel, and Maria Petrulis.

All works are currently on display in the Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, now through Feb. 16. The Stocker Gallery days/hours open to the public include: Mondays thru Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (evenings) from 4 to 6:30 p.m. • Sundays from 1-3 p.m.

For more information, go to www.lorainccc.edu/stocker/beth-k-stocker-art-gallery/

Several Avon Middle School students also earned honors at the Regional Scholastic Art Show.

AHS Gold Key winners (artwork name and category)

  • Yuxin Jiang (grade 11): Mo Zhou, Drawing & Illustration
  • Isabella Keller (grade 11): Just Wait for It, Drawing & Illustration
  • Samantha Keressi (grade 12): Misted, Photography
  • Amy Klimkowski (grade 12): Blooming Silence, Photography
  • Elena Ko (grade 11): The Song of Syrinx, Mixed Media
  • Isabella Lane (grade 11): Dread, Painting
  • Moira Majercak (grade 11): Self-Portrait, Drawing & Illustration
  • Marissa Poore (grade 12): Strength in Vulnerability, Drawing & Illustration
  • Victoria Sidoti (grade 11): Freddy’s Memory, Painting
  • Josh Stitchick (grade 11): Morning Dew, Photography

AHS Silver Key winners (artwork name and category)

  • Trista Cash (grade 11): Art, Ceramics & Glass
  • Claudia Dorn (grade 10): The Skull, Photography
  • Avery Hanna (grade 12): Self Portrait, Drawing & Illustration
  • Julianne Hindman (two Silver keys) (grade 11): The Queen Herself, Painting; Anomaly, Drawing & Illustration
  • Isabella Keller (two Silver keys) (grade 11): Catch and Release, Painting; I like that you’re broken, Drawing & Illustration
  • Samantha Keressi (grade 12): Reflecting, Photography
  • Amy Klimkowski (two Silver keys) (grade 12): Gosling Gang, Photography; Frozen in Time, Photography
  • Isabella Lane (2 Silver keys) (grade 11): Halloween, Painting; Addison, Drawing & Illustration
  • Krista Lehlbach (grade 11): Wavey Davey, Mixed Media
  • Paige Masuga (2 Silver keys) (grade 12): Trapped, Painting; Self Portrait, Painting
  • Sarah Mossbruger (grade 10): Flower Field Before a Storm, Painting
  • Mae Niemojewski (grade 11): Suddenly a Memory, Drawing & Illustration
  • Sarah Pomfrey (2 Silver keys) (grade 11): Friends Don’t Look at Each Other That Way, Drawing & Illustration; The Intricacy of Human Connection, Painting
  • Marissa Poore (grade 12): Buddy, Painting
  • William Richendollar (grade 12): Teef, Painting
  • Alexandra Schill (grade 10): My Best Friend, Painting
  • Carl Wible (grade 12): Fortunes, Drawing & Illustration

AHS Honorable Mention (artwork name and category)

  • Morgan Assenmacher (grade 10): Bike Chain, Photography
  • Samantha Brokaw (grade 12): Lucy, Painting
  • Olivia Eavenson (3 honorable mentions) (grade 12): Dragon´s Castle, Painting; streetlights, Painting; Lost in the Creek, Painting
  • Makenzie Friedel (grade 10): Abstract Closeup, Photography
  • Izzy Gomez (grade 11): Fallen Leaves, Ceramics & Glass
  • Avery Hanna (grade 12): Split, Drawing & Illustration
  • Julianne Hindman (2 honorable mentions) (grade 11): Fresh Fallen Cheesy Leaves, Painting; I’ll Figure It Out Later, Painting
  • Yuxin Jiang (grade 11): Self-Portrait, Painting
  • Isabella Keller (2 honorable mentions) (grade 11): Sweater Weather, Drawing & Illustration; Breaking Point, Sculpture
  • Samantha Keressi (grade 12): Rose of Honor, Photography
  • Elena Ko (grade 11): Ready…Set…Go!, Sculpture
  • Hadley Kutsko (2 honorable mentions) (grade 10): Abstract Closeup Photography; Fantastical Creature, Digital Art
  • Krista Lehlbach (3 honorable mentions) (grade 11): Scared and Scary, Digital Art; Mars, Painting; Forecast Sorrow, Drawing & Illustration
  • Grace Linden (2 honorable mentions) (grade 10): Autumn Morning, Photography; Meadow, Photography
  • Sydney Machovina (2 honorable mentions) (grade 11): Red Tomatoes, Painting; Cinnamon, Painting
  • Moira Majercak (grade 11): Rory, Drawing & Illustration
  • Paige Masuga (grade 12): Still Life, Painting
  • Ramziya Mihtad (grade 12): Lonely, Painting
  • Jakob O’malley (grade 12): Two Boxing Birds, Painting
  • Sarah Pomfrey (grade 11): The Garden of my Mother’s Grief, Drawing & Illustration
  • Marissa Poore (2 honorable mentions) (grade 12): Tranquility, Photography; Ketchikan, Photography
  • Megan Rice (grade 10): Peewee, Painting
  • Josh Stitchick (2 honorable mentions) (grade 11): The Home That Grew Older Than Me, Photography; Elemental, Ceramics & Glass
  • Sofia Valdez (grade 9): African Mask Self-Portrait, Drawing & Illustration
  • Elizabeth Weir (2 honorable mentions) (grade 10): Beyond The Fence, Photography; Bike Ride in Savannah, Photography
  • Carleen Wellman (grade 11): The Fears, Ceramics & Glass
  • Carl Wible (grade 12): Anxious, Mixed Media
  • Addison Zehr (grade 10): Pointe Shoes, Painting

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