Avon Lake Excels at Regional Scholastic Art Show

Avon Lake High School Junior Ella Monchein, “Of Mice and Men”

The Avon Lake High School (ALHS) Art Department is pleased to announce a successful showing 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.

In total, ALHS received: 11 Gold Keys, 25 Silver Keys, and 47 Honorable mentions.

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 Lake High School junior Ella Monchein received one of the five American Vision awards. An ALHS student has won this particular award two years in a row!

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.

Avon Lake High School art teachers are Yvonne Craigo and Christian Fredriksen.

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 to 3 p.m.

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

ALHS Gold Keys winners (category and name)

  • Fiona Bornhorst (grade 11): Photography, Domino Effect
  • Sally Butler (grade 10): Photography, Honoring Georgia
  • Maria Drabkin (grade 11): Photography, Portrait of a Mother
  • Amanda Duffy (grade 11): Digital Art, Festive Fuzziness
  • Anthony Ferrari (grade 11): Painting, Cactus Triptych
  • Ava Gabriel (grade 11) 2 Gold keys: Photography, Sun Rays; Photography, Touch Up
  • Phia Kerner (grade 11): Digital Art, Self Portrait
  • Kate Leininger (grade 10): Photography, Lovely Lauren
  • Ella Monchein (grade 11): Painting, Of Mice and Men
  • Owen Sears (grade 11): Photography, Salted Tire

ALHS Silver Keys (category and name)

  • Gavin Andrews (grade 10): Photography, Distressed
  • Maya Austerman (grade 11): Photography, 102
  • Kayci Balog (grade 10): Photography, Vignette
  • Tugso Bayarbadra (grade 11): Photography, Depth of swings
  • Brynn Bondar (grade 12) 2 Silver keys: Photography, Reflection; Photography, Point of View
  • Fiona Bornhorst (grade 11): Photography, In the Gutter
  • Keira Castelli (grade 11): Digital Art, Nathaniel
  • Winnifred Davis (grade 12) 2 Silver keys, Film & Animation, The Silence in The; Painting, Under Appreciated
  • Maria Drabkin (grade 11): Photography, Hand on Wheel
  • Tori Farran (grade 10): Drawing & Illustration, elements of art
  • Anthony Ferrari (grade 11): Digital Art, Shadow of the Beast
  • Marc Grozav (grade 10): Photography, repetition
  • Caiden Harman (grade 11): Photography, Side Skate
  • Phia Kerner (grade 11): Drawing & Illustration, Drawings
  • Evelyn Krupa (grade 10): Digital Art, Covered in Fruit
  • Kate Leininger (grade 10): Photography, A/C
  • Ella Monchein (grade 11): Photography, Matryoshka Dolls
  • Mikhail Pyltsov (grade 12): Painting Venice, Piazza San
  • Owen Sears (grade 11) 2 Silver keys, Photography, Electrical Pole; Photography, Angry Child
  • JJ Toth (grade 12): Photography, Firebird #1
  • Caden Whittaker (grade 9) 2 Silver keys: Photography, who brought a jet; Photography, peak into the beast

ALHS Honorable mentions (category and name)

  • Caitlin Allen (grade 11) 3 honorable mentions: Drawing & Illustration, Marked at Birth; Drawing & Illustration, Puzzled; Painting, Landscape
  • Gavin Andrews (grade 10) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Mirror reflecting branches; Photography, The mask
  • Evan Balwani (grade 11) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Rio; Photography, Always On Top
  • Brynn Bondar (grade 12) 2 honorable mentions: Digital art, Sign of the Times; Photography, Zippy the Monkey
  • Fiona Bornhorst (grade 11): Photography, Grown Over
  • Brooke Bradley (grade 12): Photography, Art of Lines
  • Nick Brun (grade 12) 2 honorable mentions: Digital art, Pi Fly; Digital art, Watching
  • Sally Butler (grade 10): Photography, Forgotten Childhood
  • Samantha Covell (grade 12): Ceramics and glass, Cactus Makes Perfect
  • Winnifred Davis (grade 12) 3 honorable mentions: Digital art, Good Mourning Mother; painting, A Fawn in the Woods; Digital art, In Her Element
  • Sofia Distefano (grade 10): Photography, Dad’s Baby
  • Maria Drabkin (grade 11) 3 honorable mentions: Photography, Woman on the Pier; Photography, Reflection in the Sky; Photography, Kayaks
  • Elyse Dusek (grade 9), Photography, Silence
  • Ava Gabriel (grade 11) 3 honorable mentions: Photography, Crash; Photography, Caution; Photography, Big Wheels
  • Marc Grozav (grade 10) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, restoration; Photography, reconstruction
  • Caiden Harman (grade 11) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, “Haunted” House; Photography, The Flower Bridge
  • Anna Haugh (grade 9): Digital art, Citrus Fly
  • Amy Henry (grade 9): Photography, Beach Waves
  • Kate Leininger (grade 10): Photography, Huntington Shore
  • Enam Mahayri (grade 12) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Depth of Field, The Playground; Photography, Depth of Field, The Wood
  • Ella Monchein (grade 11), Photography, deadhead buck
  • Mikhail Pyltsov (grade 12) 3 honorable mentions: Painting, Taj Mahal in Aggra; Painting, Portrait of Sergei Witte; Drawing & Illustration, Spring
  • Madelyn Sakach (grade 10): Digital art, Lantern Mantis
  • Owen Sears (grade 11) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Depth of Bikes; Photography, Pier to the Lake
  • Griffin Shannon (grade 10): Photography, Repetitive abstraction
  • Marisa Summerfeild (grade 11) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Under the Table; Photography, Bike Pedal
  • Caden Whittaker (grade 9) 2 honorable mentions: Photography, Ruptured Duck; Photography, Retired Angle

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