WHHS artists recognized in National Scholastic Awards

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WHHS artists recognized in National Scholastic Awards

Alexandra Franz, ‘23, poses with her favorite piece from the Scholastic Art Awards. Franz received 19 awards for her work.

Alexandra Franz, ‘23, poses with her favorite piece from the Scholastic Art Awards. Franz received 19 awards for her work.

Grace Sublett

Alexandra Franz, ‘23, poses with her favorite piece from the Scholastic Art Awards. Franz received 19 awards for her work.

Grace Sublett

Grace Sublett

Alexandra Franz, ‘23, poses with her favorite piece from the Scholastic Art Awards. Franz received 19 awards for her work.

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On Jan. 10, WHHS’s AP art students anxiously waited as the regional Scholastic Art Awards were announced. This year the students’ work earned 80 awards, 22 being gold keys, the most ever in Walnut history.

SENIOR Arthur Schmid was the only AP art student that was awarded a gold medal portfolio. The Gold Medal Portfolio awards entails a $10,000 scholarship and is only awarded to 16 recipients across the country.  

Besides from the Gold Medal Portfolio, students could win gold keys, silver keys, and honorable mentions. Gold keys are awarded to the best works in the region and automatically qualify for national recognition. Silver keys are awarded stand out pieces and honorable mentions are awarded to pieces that demonstrate potential and hard work.

Schmid wasn’t the only student that won big this year. Other winners of this year include Alexandra Franz, ‘23, Drew Hart, ‘20, and Julia Johnson, ‘22.

Franz earned 19 awards for her drawings and paintings including seven gold keys, five silver keys and seven honorable mentions. As well as winning the most awards of all of the Walnut students, Franz is also the youngest Walnut student to compete.

Hart received nine awards for his photography, one gold key, four silver keys and four honorable mentions.  The pieces he submitted centered around the exploration of abandoned Cincinnati.

Johnson was awarded three gold keys and three honorable mentions. Johnson’s collection featured many of her paintings such as “Strength” and “Knowing is Seeing”.

Now that the regional winners have been announced, the winners will be matting their pieces in preparation for the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition that will be open Jan. 28- Feb. 8 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

 

Congratulations to these WHHS artists:

1. Alanna Quisenberry, ’21, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Ponte’
2. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Drawing from Life – The One Who Studies’
3. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Drawing from Life – The Regal’
4. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Drawing from Life – The Seated Queen’
5. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Drawing from Life – Tiger Skull’
6. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Adeleigh’
7. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Halo’
8. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Portrait of Naomi (Hope)’
9. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Reily’
10. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Self Portrait’
11. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Torso of Venus’
12. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘At the Grave of Icarus – Plein Air’
13. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Bass Harbor Light House – Plein Air’
14. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘The Acadian Rocks – Plein Air’
15. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Silver Key, Painting, The Bowl – ‘Plein Air’
16. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Portrait of Ellie’
17. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Muse”=
18. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Self Portrait from Life’
19. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Anna’
20. Alexandra Franz, ’23, – Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Self Portrait’
21. SENIOR Amiah Heard – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘I May Bend’
22. Angelina Backers, ’20, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Where we eat’
23. Angelina Backers, ’20, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Conjoined lambs’
24. Angelina Backers, ’20, – Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Puppeteer’
25. Anna Fan, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Girl with cup’
26. Anna Fan, ’20, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘By the edge’
27. Anna Fan, ’20, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Jess’
28. Arin Kolshorn, ’22, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Midnight’
29. SENIOR Arthur Schmid – Gold Key, Art Portfolio
30. Collin Trissel, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘The Dramatic Abstraction’
31. Collin Trissel, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Glass reality’
32. Collin Trissel, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Dramatic projecting’
33. Drew Hart, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Out of the Dark’
34. Drew Hart, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Top of the Bridge’
35. Drew Hart, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘New Perspectives’
36. Drew Hart, ’20, – Gold Key, Photography, ‘Fire and Water’
37. Drew Hart, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Manifest’
38. Drew Hart, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Hanging Around’
39. Drew Hart, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Through the Window’
40. Drew Hart, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Up the Ladder’
41. Drew Hart, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Steel Wool’
42. Ella Knellinger, ’21, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Whoosh’
43. Emerson Lecrone, ’20, Kim Watling Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass, ‘Happy Giraffe’
44. Eva Whittenburg, ’22, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Girl in White’
45. Gabriel Grimaldi, ’22,- Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Break Open’
46. Iris Andrews, ’21, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Zombie Gals’
47. John Knellinger, ’21, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Middle Aged Apathy’
48. John Knellinger, ’21, – Silver Key, Printmaking, ‘Fingerprint No.1’
49. Julia Johnson, ’22, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Knowing is Seeing’
50. Julia Johnson, ’22, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Loosing Hope’
51. Julia Johnson, ’22, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Strength’
52. Julia Johnson, ’22, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Remember Me’
53. Julia Johnson , ’22, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Finding Creativity’
54. Julia Johnson, ’22, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Girl of Nature’
55. SENIOR Julianna Wehling – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Rose’
56. Katrazyna Novak-Zawadzki, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Mrs. Minano’
57. Katrazyna Novak-Zawadzki, ’20, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘Bob Ross Inspired’
58. Katrazyna Novak-Zawadzki, ’20, – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Acrobatic’
59. SENIOR Loren Williams – Silver Key, Mixed Media, ‘Dried African Fruits’
60. SENIOR Loren Williams – Honorable Mention, Mixed Media, ‘I Looked Right & Saw My Wife Eating’
61. Magdalen Pagano, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Coloured’
62. SENIOR Miguel Palacios – Honorable Mention, Sculpture, ‘BOX CHAIN’
63. Nick Murphy, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Sculpture, ‘Metal Sculpting’
64. Nicole Curley, ’20, – Gold Key, Photography, ‘Kenyan Chief Midwife’
65. SENIOR Rehme Leanza – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Depth’
66. SENIOR Samantha Grant – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Unbothered’
67. SENIOR Samantha Grant – Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration, ‘Solitary’
68. Sarah Shirey, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Reaching’
69. Sarah Shirey, ’20, – Silver Key, Photography, ‘Hidden’
70. Sarah Shirey, ’20, – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Tracks’
71. SENIOR Sofi Guven – Honorable Mention, Sculpture, ‘The Girl in the Mirror’
72. SENIOR Sophia Clemen – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Glass and Shells’
73. SENIOR Sophia Clemen – Gold Key, Painting, ‘Confined Species’
74. Sophia Kramer, ’22, – Silver Key, Painting, ‘At the Zoo’
75. Tamar Sella, ’21, – Honorable Mention, Painting, ‘Untitled’
76. Tamar Sella, ’21, – Gold Key, Mixed Media, ‘Untitled 2’
77. Tamar Sella, ’21, – Gold Key, Mixed Media, ‘Untitled 4’
78. Theo O’Callaghan, ’20, – Gold Key, Photography, ‘Forlorn’
79. SENIOR Weston Thweatt – Honorable Mention, Photography, ‘Hide and Seek’
80. SENIOR Zoe Sherman – Honorable Mention, Painting,, ’80’s Hair’