2021 Michigan Thumb Region of the Scholastic Art Awards

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2021 Michigan thumb Region of the Scholastic Art Awards Counties of Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Sanilac and St. Clair


Scholastic Art Exhibition 2021 MICHIGAN THUMB REGION

Sponsored by Macomb Community College & College for Creative Studies

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is the largest source of scholarships for creative teens today. Through

administered

Macomb Community College and the

forwarded digitally to New York for

through the Alliance for Young Artists and

the

Awards,

College for Creative Studies sponsor the

national judging and will be announced on

Writers, students in grades 7-12 from

Michigan Thumb Region. More than 1000

March 17th.

public, private, or home schools can apply

works of art and 35 portfolios were

receive scholarships and cash awards and

in 28 categories of art and writing for

received from middle and high school

other prizes. A virtual gallery of art and

recognition, exhibition, publication, and

students in Huron, Lapeer, Macomb,

writing is available for viewing online at

scholarship

www.artandwriting.org.

the

Sanilac and St. Clair Counties. 337 pieces

program’s founding in 1923, the Awards

were chosen for this exhibition and will be

have fostered the creativity and talent of

displayed in the regional virtual exhibit.

millions of students, including renowned

Regional

alumni who have gone on to become

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National winners may also

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Scholastic Art awards virtual Ceremony 2021 michigan thumb region monday, march 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm youtube premiere CHRISTOPHER WISNIEWSKI Executive Director, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers DON TUSKI President, College for Creative Studies SALVADOR SALORT-PONS Director, Detroit Institute of Arts

Master of Ceremonies DAVID SCHROEDER Lorenzo Cultural Center

Keynote Speaker MARIO MOORE

INSPIRING EDUCATOR AWARD AMY ARMAND Director of Recruitment, College for Creative Studies LISA JOSEPH Art Educator Romeo High School

VICTORIA HUSSEY Art Educator Port Huron Northern HS

Special Awards ken hoover best of show portfolios SAVANNAH SALISBURY Henry Ford II High School Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

VICTORIA MONTGOMERY Port Huron Northern High School Teacher: Victoria Hussey

american vision nominees Francesca Cantalini

Suraiya Ghuznavi

Henry Ford II High School

Center Line High School

Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

Teacher: Michelle Keeran

Renee Cilluffo Utica High School Teacher: Megan Berry

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Parisse Paige Fraser High School Teachers: Roger Drabant, Mary McGinnis Ashlee Royster Dakota High School Teacher: Cynthia Helvey

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Exhibition Dates

March 8, 2021

7 p.m.

Regional Ceremony – YouTube Live

March 8, 2021

8 p.m.

Regional Virtual Exhibit - www.mitart.org

March 17, 2021 National Winners Announced. Students and Teachers can log into ORS for announcement of winning work.

Early June – Date TBA National Ceremony

Regional Numbers

1038

Entries in 16 categories

24 Entries from Middle School (7th and 8th) 1014 Entries from High School (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th) 337

Number of pieces accepted in the show

10

Number of pieces from Middle School

327

Number of pieces from High School

73 Gold Keys will be sent to the National Competition in New York 35

Art portfolios were entered

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rt portfolios will be sent to the National A Competition in New York

5 American Vision Awards were selected (the highest regional award)

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Art Portfolio Best of Show Awards were selected

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Schools Participated

48

Teachers Participated

354

Students Participated

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Award Categories

AMERICAN VISION AWARDS — BEST OF SHOW Five pieces of artwork are selected by the judges to compete for the one national American Vision Award in each region. This is the highest honor.

GOLD KEY AWARDS This is the top regional honor and the artwork will be sent digitally to New York for national judging. National awards include Gold and Silver Medals. 77 Gold Keys were awarded in this region.

SILVER KEY AWARDS Second highest regional award. 111 Silver Keys were awarded in this region.

HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS The Regional Award of Recognition and Acceptance. 160 Honorable Mentions were awarded in this region.

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special awards

College for Creative Studies $300 Precollege Scholarship

$25 Blick art supply Gift Certificates

Thy Hoang, Stevenson High School

Josephine Braun, Eisenhower High School

Alexander LoGrasso, Arts Academy in the Woods

Chris Brunson, Shelby Junior High School

Avery McElroy, Port Huron Northern High School

Nancy Druia, Eisenhower High School

Payton Thurber, L’Anse Creuse High School North

Katie Schuur, Lakeview High School

Avery Urban, Utica High School

Sheila Springsteen, L’Anse Creuse High School North

(Teacher Random Draw)

Wendelin Wilson, Chippewa Valley High School

INSPIRING EDUCATOR AWARD Victoria Hussey, Port Huron Northern High School Lisa Joseph, Romeo High School

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American Vision Award Winners

The American Vision Award winners are chosen as the “Best of Show” from all of the artwork entered in this year’s Michigan Thumb Regional competition. Each regional program across the country selects the five most outstanding works of art from their Gold Key recipients. These five young artists represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees. A national panel selects one of the nominated works from each region as the American Vision Award Recipient for 2021.

Francesca Cantalini

Parisse Paige

“Too Much”

“Still Lynching, Not Learning”

Photography

Mixed Media

Henry Ford II High School Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

Fraser High School Teachers: Roger Drabant, Mary McGinnis

Renee Cilluffo

Ashlee Royster

“Ensconced”

“Seen but not Heard”

Drawing & Illustration

Painting

Utica High School Teacher: Megan Berry

Dakota High School Teacher: Cynthia Helvey

Suraiya Ghuznavi “The Sun Rises in the West” Digital Art Center Line High School Teacher: Michelle Keeran

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2021 Art Portfolio awards

2021 GOLD KEY ART PORTFOLIOs

2021 SILVER KEY ART PORTFOLIOs

2021 HONORABLE MENTION ART PORTFOLIOs

ken hoover best of show

Devonte Barber

Renee Cilluffo

“Original Characters”

“If I could be small...”

Port Huron High School Teacher: Mary Jones

Utica Center for Science and Industry Teacher: Megan Berry

Avary Black

Daisy Hoffman

Victoria Montgomery “Sun and The Seven” Port Huron Northern High School Teacher: Victoria Hussey

“Sides of People”

ken hoover best of show

“The Fall of a Hero”

Lakeview High School Teachers: Keith Rayner, Katherine Schuur

Port Huron Northern High School Teacher: Victoria Hussey

“Street Photography”

Ainsley Kinney

Henry Ford II High School Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

“Femininity”

Dana Hu

Savannah Salisbury

Port Huron Northern High School Teacher: Victoria Hussey

Sydney Lenn “Journey’s of Hope” Fraser High School Teachers: Roger Drabant, Mary McGinnis

“Solace in Liquid” Dwight D Eisenhower High School Teacher: Josephine Braun

Elizabeth Mulvaine “Seasoned Glass” Utica High School Teacher: Joshua Etheridge

Kyle Smith “Visa Nocturna” Henry Ford II High School Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

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2021 rEGional awardS - individual categories

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Teacher: Patti Fields

Brooke Cynowa Brandi Kautz

Natalie Bazydlo Natalie Bazydlo Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Thy Hoang Isabell Owens Isabell Owens Isabell Owens Isabell Owens

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Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Digital Art Digital Art Drawing & Ill Digital Art Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Digital Art Digital Art Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Painting Digital Art Painting Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Painting Drawing & Ill

Teacher: Lisa Wright Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Photography Mixed Media

Honorable Mention Silver Key

anChor bay hiGh sChool, ira Teacher: David Stumpf Casey Coronado Alaina Kiehl

Drawing & Ill Painting

Honorable Mention Gold Key

arts aCaDeMy in the WooDs, fraser Teachers: Laura Hemmings, Brett Guay, Alexander LoGrasso Alexander LoGrasso Alexander LoGrasso Alexander LoGrasso Alexander LoGrasso Thursday Qualls Thursday Qualls Llilah Tucker

Sculpture Mixed Media Sculpture Sculpture Painting Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art

Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key

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Austin Catholic High School, Chesterfield

Center Line High School, Center Line

Teacher: Frank Slanczka

Teacher: Michelle Keeran

Madeline Beattie Madeline Beattie Isabelle Boudreau Lucia Schudt

Printmaking Painting Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill

Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key

Cardinal Mooney Catholic college Prep, Marine City

Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Suraiya Ghuznavi Sonja Morgan

Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art Painting Digital Art Mixed Media

Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key, AV Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Teacher: Andrea Lazar Maggie Bartholomew Maria Bazo Maria Bazo Hannah Bernhardt Hannah Bernhardt Angelina Gabryel Sophia Goulette Ella Heithoff Ella Heithoff Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Elenah Hoxsie Kathryn Luzynski Kathryn Luzynski Isabela Pecoraro

Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Painting Painting Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography

Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention

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Chippewa Valley High School, Clinton twp Teachers: Wendelin Wilson, John Jeffire Benjamin Binder Daina Brown Amber Colbath Joseph Colucci Ava Dixon Jonathan Gaudet Sofia Keko R.J. Kilcher Julia Lightbody Matthew Medina Avery Parks Avery Parks Madalyn Scotta Madalyn Scotta Madalyn Scotta Madalyn Scotta Madalyn Scotta Madalyn Scotta

Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography

Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

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Dakota High School, Macomb

Dwight D Eisenhower HS, Shelby Township

Teacher: Cynthia Helvey

Teachers: Josephine Braun, Nancy Druia, Jennifer Ramirez

Ashlee Royster Samantha Schneider

Painting Arch & ID

Gold Key, AV Silver Key

Davis Junior High School, Sterling Heights Teacher: Gail Borowski Samuel Vu

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Photography

Silver Key

Taylor Byrne Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Tommy Dilger Mallory Kort Amira Martin Olivia Pine Olivia Pine Alexis Sharplin Heidi Sullivan

Photography Film & Anim Photography Photography Film & Anim Photography Photography Photography Film & Anim Mixed Media Digital Art Comic Art Digital Art Digital Art

Silver Key Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key

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Fraser High School, Fraser Teachers: Roger Drabant, Mary McGinnis Chelsea Achatz Chelsea Achatz Morgan Anders Brooke Caruso Victoria Decker Victoria Decker Abigail Finch Abigail Finch Abigail Finch Abigail Finch Abigail Finch Jacob Flachsmann Viktoria Isallari Viktoria Isallari Viktoria Isallari David Klink Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Sydney Lenn Emily Martin Parisse Paige Parisse Paige Parisse Paige Parisse Paige Parisse Paige Parisse Paige Sarah Robling Ace Welch

Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Mixed Media Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Fashion Sculpture Mixed Media Sculpture Fashion Fashion Photography Photography

Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key, AV Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key

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Henry Ford II High School, Sterling Heights

International Academy of macomb, Clinton Twp

Teachers: Lisa Grunewald, Amy May, Marc Palombo

Teacher: Michelle Gerlach

Madelyn Bandy Madelyn Bandy Madelyn Bandy Francesca Cantalini Francesca Cantalini Francesca Cantalini Francesca Cantalini Francesca Cantalini Margaret Dobry Margaret Dobry Margaret Dobry Margaret Dobry Madelyn Dudde Elaine Elle Elaine Elle Kathryn Freers Anna Grunewald Anna Grunewald Isabella Hellebuyck Lana Khaleel Madison Kolioupoulos Madison Kolioupoulos Madison Kovacic Casey Kramarczyk Casey Kramarczyk Casey Kramarczyk Casey Kramarczyk Casey Kramarczyk Allyson Kumm Sarah Major Olha Mykhailiuk Shane Proudfoot Shane Proudfoot Grace Rice Savannah Salisbury Savannah Salisbury Elizabeth Sanders Elizabeth Sanders Anna Saputo Adela Sinanovic Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Lauren Talbot McKenzie Waddell Nala Williams

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Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Photography Sculpture Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Digital Art Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Digital Art Digital Art Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Painting Photography Photography

Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key, AV Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Honorable Mention Silver Key

Lucille Nguyen Lucille Nguyen Abigail Tremucha Isabella Wilson

Mixed Media Painting Painting Drawing & Ill

Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key

lake shore high School, saint clair shores Teacher: Holly Bolen Mira Felczak Shelby Herzog Jamisen Talanges

Drawing & Ill Painting Drawing & Ill

Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention

Lakeview High School, Saint Clair Shores Teachers: Keith Rayner, Katherine Schuur, Avary Black Avary Black Avary Black Avary Black Avary Black Stephannie Cramer Lillian Glendenning Ben Korte Sarah Lovelace Brooklyn Ostrowski Jack Thompson

Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Mixed Media Mixed Media Mixed Media

Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention

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l’anse CreUse hiGh sChool north, MaCoMb

port hUron northern hiGh sChool, port hUron

Teachers: Dena Mell-Dorchy, Sheila Springsteen

Teachers: Pamela Brown, Victoria Hussey

MacKenzie Esch MacKenzie Esch Amelia Osadchuk Amelia Osadchuk Amelia Osadchuk Vivienne Piotrowski Kayla Reyst Payton Thurber Payton Thurber Payton Thurber Payton Thurber Payton Thurber Payton Thurber Abbigale Torrey Abbigale Torrey

Hannah Allen Amani Bazal Olivia Borton Olivia Borton Olivia Borton Gabriella Castillo Teagan Georgia Reese Georgia Angel Haines Reilly Higgins Daisy Hoffman Daisy Hoffman Daisy Hoffman Anna Kerhoulas Elizabeth Kilyk Elizabeth Kilyk Ainsley Kinney Ainsley Kinney Colin LaBeau Colin LaBeau Ryan McClelland Avery McElroy Avery McElroy Avery McElroy Ariana McMann Victoria Montgomery Victoria Montgomery Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Evelyn Mousigian Jessica Porrett Jessica Porrett Carissa Schwartz Emma Smith Emma Smith Dallas Suessine Aaron Thoms Tessa VanderHeuvel TessaVanderHeuvel

Jewelry Sculpture Photography Photography Photography Painting Photography Painting Drawing & Ill Painting Painting Drawing & Ill Painting Digital Art Digital Art

Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

port hUron hiGh sChool, port hUron Teacher: Mary Jones Devonte Barber Devonte Barber Devonte Barber

Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art

Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

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Ceramics & Glass Expanded Projects Digital Art Photography Digital Art Sculpture Drawing & Ill Design Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Digital Art Mixed Media Photography Photography Photography Mixed Media Mixed Media Fashion Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Mixed Media Digital Art Digital Art Photography Mixed Media Photography Photography Sculpture Mixed Media Digital Art Digital Art Digital Art Mixed Media Photography Arch & ID Mixed Media Digital Art Mixed Media Mixed Media

Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

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Richmond High School, Richmond

Romeo High School, Washington

Teacher: Leah Kaganac

Teachers: Lisa Joseph, Sherri Stough

Ella Allen Riley Bartolone Riley Bartolone Riley Bartolone Madelaine Foss Bethany Kapeluch Priscilla Mullen-Rutledge Madeline Newman Emmelia Rhein Emily Saunders

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Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Photography

Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Carly Baier Alexandra Basel Sabrina Casuccio Faith Davis Faith Davis Faith Davis Jack Kelke Mack Klatt Mack Klatt Jenna Knepper Haley Prokuda Emma Ridings Simon Sinishtaj Olivia Turley

Photography Sculpture Photography Photography Photography Photography Ceramics & Glass Sculpture Sculpture Ceramics & Glass Photography Photography Photography Photography

Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

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Shelby Junior High School, Shelby Township

The Rusty Blackbird, Richmond

Teachers: Chris Brunson, Christina Dawson

Teacher: Micki Buksar-Cecil

Savannah Blake Savannah Blake Kaytlin Cleveland Ava Peet Alexis Pokley

Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil Reese Cecil

Photography Photography Sculpture Painting Photography

Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention

Sterling Heights High School, Sterling Hts Teacher: Jennifer Kay-Rivera Meghan Jackson Emma Nelson Vanessa Pere Kellen Tran Kellen Tran

Mixed Media Digital Art Painting Digital Art Drawing & Ill

Digital Art Drawing & Ill Film & Anim Digital Art Drawing & Ill Digital Art Painting Drawing & Ill

Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention

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Utica Center for Science and Industry, Sterling Heights

Utica High School, Shelby Township

Teachers: Mike Allore, Megan Berry

Athena Amyx Katelyn Beauvais Katelyn Beauvais Maria Chesnutt Annie Grzeszczak Cordelia Kraus Cordelia Kraus Kadia Kustarz Branden Massey Elizabeth Mulvaine Elizabeth Mulvaine Madeline Riggs Madeline Riggs Jacob Schick Ava Tocco Ava Tocco Avery Urban Avery Urban Avery Urban Avery Urban Alaina Wasik Alaina Wasik

Tanya Ali Renee Cilluffo Renee Cilluffo Renee Cilluffo Tabitha George Savanna Gifford Emma Hildebrand Jordan Rinke Anya Rosenthal Drew Verellen Drew Verellen Drew Verellen

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Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Digital Art Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography

Silver Key Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key, AV Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Silver Key Silver Key Gold Key Silver Key Honorable Mention

Teachers: Jennifer Allore, Joshua Etheridge Mixed Media Drawing & Ill Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Painting Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Drawing & Ill Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography

Gold Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Silver Key Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Gold Key Gold Key Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key Silver Key Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Gold Key Silver Key

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Last Year’s National Award Winners

Congratulations are in order to the following students and their art teachers for having won National Honors in the 2020 National Scholastic Art Awards Competition. Our region sent 150 Regional Gold Key winning pieces and 5 Gold Key Art Portfolios to New York last March.

National American Visions Medal

NATIONAL SILVER MEDAL

Samantha Caballero

Kyler Luna

Sydney Lenn

Painting Eisenhower HS, Grade 12 Teacher: Nancy Druia

Art Portfolio Richmond High School, Grade 12 Teacher: Leah Kaganac

Mixed Media Fraser High School Teacher: Roger Drabant & Marianne McGinnis

Chelsea Achatz

NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL Samantha Caballero Painting Eisenhower HS, Grade 12 Teacher: Nancy Druia

Molly Wittwer Photography Shelby Junior High School, Grade 8 Teacher: Chris Brunson

Photography Fraser High School, Grade 10 Teachers: Roger Drabant & Marianne McGinnis

Grace Queen

Samantha Caballero

Tristan Riggs

Digital Art Eisenhower High School Teacher: Nancy Druia

Photography Richmond High School Teacher: Leah Kaganac

Anna Donakowski

Savannah Salisbury

Drawing & Illustration L’Anse Creuse High School Teacher: Peter Doroh

Photography Henry Ford II High School Teacher: Lisa Grunewald

Alexa Fischer

Jacob Schick

Photography Port Huron Northern High School Teachers: Pamela Brown & Victoria Hussey

Drawing & Illustration Utica High School Teacher: Jennifer Allore

Painting L’Anse Creuse High School Teacher: Peter Doroh

Payton Thurber Samuel Gaydos Photography Dakota High School Teacher: Michelle Sabol

Painting The Doroh Art Academy Teacher: Peter Doroh

Nikolana Zimmerman Ceramics & Glass Chippewa Valley High School Teacher: Natalie Warner

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2021 Exhibition Jurors

SCOTT CATALLO

PHIL GILCHRIST

DESIGN / DIGITAL ART / FILM & ANIMATION / ARCH & IND DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

BA, Lawrence Technical University MA, Lawrence Technical University

MPA, Wayne State University BFA, Northern Michigan University

Scott is a licensed architect with more than 24 years of experience in multiple market sectors across Commercial, Government, Residential, Education, Industrial, and Retail. Scott leads the Commercial Studio in NORR’s Detroit office and excels in corporate interiors and workplace strategies. A proponent of data-driven design, he’s on top of the latest research in industrial-organizational psychology and the positive effect it can have on workplace design. Scott’s Government Studio has been instrumental in the resurgence and renaissance taking place in Detroit, as they partner to improve and preserve the inventory of government buildings and infrastructure.

Phil began working with The Art Center as Grant Coordinator in 2009. He studied photography and ceramics, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Michigan University in 2005, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University in 2013. He has exhibited in more than two-dozen shows and served in leadership roles in the Mount Clemens Art Association. As Grant Coordinator, Phil developed funding proposals to support operations and programming and administered the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini-grant Program for Macomb and Oakland counties. Phil began his role as Executive Director in October 2015

DAVE CHOW

CARLA GONZALEZ

COMIC ART / DRAWING

PHOTOGRAPHY

BFA, College for Creative Studies

BFA, Syracuse University MFA, University of Illinois

Dave Chow has made a living creating art for two of Detroit’s most popular exports—cars and music. As an independent freelancer, Chow has had the opportunity to work with clients from all across the nation. He has drawn many of the vehicles produced by Ford, Honda, Toyota, Ferrari, General Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, and FCA, as well as create artwork for the Detroit Zoo, Hungry Howie’s, Verizon, Denso, Ally Bank, Quicken Loans, Art Van, various professional sports teams, and award-winning music videos. He has also participated in consumer focus group testing on consumer products within the last few months.

JOE CULVER CERAMICS & GLASS / FASHION / JEWELRY / SCULPTURE BFA, Wayne State University

Since graduating from Wayne State (2015) with a focus in Sculpture, Joe has been expanding work to industrial scales and virtual realities. Joe creates mysterious objects and scenarios that aim to recreate experiences as a form of memory preservation.

SANDRA DRABANT COMIC ART / DRAWING BA, Fine Art Graduates Diploma in Secondary Education in Australia MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Art Therapy

Sandra has worked as an art therapist and art teacher in both Australia and the USA and was an adjunct professor in the Masters of Mental Health program within the School of Medicine at University of Queensland in Australia. Sandra has co-authored a number of chapters in published books and academic articles on the topic of art therapy. Sandra currently works as an Art Therapist with Michigan Medicine at The Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan.

MOLLIE FLETCHER CERAMICS & GLASS / FASHION / JEWELRY / SCULPTURE

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Carla works as the Director of Admissions at the College for Creative Studies. Gonzalez is an active member of the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) and Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD). Prior to her role in Admissions, she was Director of PreCollege and Continuing Studies at CCS, where she planned and managed curricula for high school students and adults, as well as for certificate programs. Before CCS, Gonzalez bought art as an Art Buyer for Mazer Corp., managed an art gallery in Chicago, and held teaching positions at Wright State University, Grinnell College, New Trier Extension, and the University of Illinois Chicago. This is Carla’s first time participating as a juror in Scholastics

CHRISTINA HAYLETT MIXED MEDIA / PRINTMAKING / PAINTING BFA, College for Creative Studies

Christina is a full-time working artist. She shows her work regularly and is always painting. She is retired from Fiat Chrysler and since retiring her attention is focused on creating art.

KEN HERSHENSON MIXED MEDIA / PRINTMAKING / PAINTING Kenneth is, by and large, a self-taught painter. Before becoming a full time artist, he served as an architectural designer for Disney and Starbucks. He has a professional background in architectural illustration, and his paintings have won a number of state and national awards, including an Award of Excellence from the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society. Ken’s work was also published in 10 national publications, and he is known for his award-winning “I DO Know Jack!” series of photo-realistic acrylic paintings. Kenneth is a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society and currently teaches painting at Atelier Art Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan. To view his work, visit www.kennethhershensonart.com.

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

TARA KURTZHALS

An adjunct faculty member in the College for Creative Studies Crafts Department, Mollie is a widely published expert on textiles and has exhibited her fiber art and lectures throughout the United States. She is a past recipient of the “Best Michigan Woman Artist” award, and her commissions include works for the Ford Motor Company and Marriott Hotels.

BFA, College for Creative Studies

COMIC ART / DRAWING Tara Kurtzhals is a sequential artist and writer with a passion for creating comics that help others positively navigate the world. Tara has been working in comics for five years, self-publishing on Kickstarter and freelancing with clients such as Webtoon, Lion Forge, and the Nib. In their first work, Girls Have A Blog. Tara tackled themes of depression, anxiety, and feminism. Tara wants to encourage the next generation to create art with their unique perspectives to fill the world with incredible stories.

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KRIS MELLEBRAND

ALEX TAPNIO

DESIGN / DIGITAL ART / FILM & ANIMATION / ARCH & IND DESIGN

ART PORTFOLIO / EXPANDED PROJECTS

MA, Michigan State University BFA, College for Creative Studies

MA, Visual Arts Administration, New York University BA, History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington

Kris has lived and worked in the Detroit area her entire life. She began her creative career in a bridal salon, creating custom headpieces, veils, hats, beading and altering gowns. For the past 28 years, she has worked in art studios, advertising agencies, and public relations agencies as a designer. Kris has been teaching design at Macomb Community College for 15 years and is a freelance designer.

Alex Tapnio is Associate Director of Alumni Engagement at Parsons School of Design/The New School. He has 6 years of experience in universities in the arts having worked at The New School, Columbia University School of the Arts, and The Cooper Union. Previously he worked in corporate art programming at Time Warner, JPMorgan and the national office of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. He’s devoted his career to supporting young artists through philanthropic, community and arts initiatives. He lives in NYC, creating his own work in printmaking and jewelry design. He is a ‘94 Portfolio Gold Key Winner.

CHRISTOPHER SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art BS Ed., University of Nebraska

Christopher is an artist, non-profit director, business owner, and adjunct photography professor at Lawrence Technological University and Oakland Community College. In the last few years, he has been in 8 exhibitions, including shows in Grosse Pointe, Grand Rapids, and Detroit, as well as international shows in England and South Africa. View his work at www. schneida.squarepace.com. Chris’s non-profit, Hatch, operates a gallery which features full-time exhibition spaces, studios, and workspaces for artists. For more information, visit www.hatchart.org.

CAROL SOCKS PARKER ART PORTFOLIO / EXPANDED PROJECTS MA, Marygrove College BFA, Wayne State University

Carol taught art for 36 years in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has also taught at the University of Michigan, Museum of Art, and various private art studios. Carol’s Graduate work included concentrations of printmaking, including intaglio and painting. Her passion for creating with clay began as a child and continues today with both functional and non-functional work.

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AMBER THOMAS CERAMICS & GLASS / FASHION / JEWELRY / SCULPTURE BFA, College for Creative Studies

An Alumna of the College for Creative Studies’ Crafts Department, Amber Thomas pursued Art Furniture and Glass Concentrations during her undergraduate studies. She has worked as a jeweler, glass artist, and design consultant prior to her start at the college’s admissions department where, as the Associate Director of Admissions-Transfer and Articulation, she helps forge the path to CCS for future creatives throughout Michigan and around the globe.

MARK ZAPICO DESIGN / DIGITAL ART / FILM & ANIMATION / ARCH & IN DESIGN BFA, College for Creative Studies

Mark Zapico served as a faculty member for 17 years, 12 as Chair of the Advertising Department. He helped establish CCS as a national leader in nurturing creative talent in advertising and communications. His students have won more than 250 creative awards. As a professional, Mark worked as a designer, art director, and creative director for national clients, including Pontiac, Cadillac, Ford, Mr. Goodwrench, FTD, American Plastics Council, DOW Chemical, Pulte Homes, AAA Michigan, and many more. As a full-time artist, his paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited and found in many corporate and private collections.

ART PORTFOLIO / EXPANDED PROJECTS CCS – Society of Arts & Crafts, Certificate in Photography

Ken is a freelance photographer, specializing in automotive advertising. He has owned several studios in the Detroit area. He has also worked in London, Paris, Frankfort, Germany and throughout the United States on many automotive projects. He has won 19 various awards from the Creative Advertising Club of Detroit, Mobius Award for Chrysler catalogues, and NY Art Directors Club Best of Show.

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proGraM CoorDinators Amy Armand Director of Recruitment College for Creative Studies David Schroeder Education and Outreach Coordinator Lorenzo Cultural Center Macomb Community College Kristine Morgenstein Scholastic Art Awards Coordinator College for Creative Studies Susan Enright Admissions Events Manager College for Creative Studies Hannah Clark Admissions Events Coordinator College for Creative Studies

This book was assembled by Amy Armand and Karen Randolph and printed with the help of Bernie Palo and Copyrite Printing in Roseville.

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