Four students at Marianapolis Preparatory School were recently honored by the Connecticut Art Education Association at the annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. The regional awards are the first step toward recognition at the national level by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which began in 1923.
Senior Xiaohua "Edward" Li of Dongguan, China, received a Gold Key for his photograph "Saturday Morning Adventures." Senior Lam "Cathy" Chan of Hong Kong achieved Gold Key status for her illustration "Snow Days," as did junior Alex Iamartino of Thompson, Conn. for his photograph "Light Streaks."
Senior Lydia Tourtellotte of Putnam, Conn. was awarded a Silver Key for her painting "Living in Your Mind" and another for her photograph "Pura Vida."
The Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art competition in the state. Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a statewide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School.
The four students' work made up part of 575 pieces chosen by the CAEA judges out of more than 3,000 entries.
All accepted work from Marianapolis, along with thousands of other pieces from throughout the state, will be displayed in the regional gallery show at the Silpe Gallery on the University of Hartford campus. The show runs until February 5, and is open for public viewing Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m and weekends 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
View the winning art pieces, as well as all of the submitted pieces below.