Aardvark Honors Abound at Scholastic Art Awards
Posted 02/10/2017 03:05PM



"I found," once reflected Georgia O'Keefe, "I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way." In this spirit, recently the news broke that many of our talented Aardvark artists have secured honors through the nationwide Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The purpose of these awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is to recognize "the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth, and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." 

 
Students received Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions awards to honor their work. Many students even received multiple awards. Congratulations to all of the Upper and Middle School students who earned these distinguished accolades.
 
Winners included: 
 
Gold Keys

Sabrina B. '21, for Be Brave and 14
Bisrat B. '17, for Fuego
Ziggy B. '21, for Patron of Shading
Raley S. '18, for Toro Valiente
Noah W. '20, for 21 Gun Salute and Asleep in Miami
Harry Z. '17 for The Kindly Ones 

Silver Keys

Erin B. '19, for Overtaken
Sabrina B. '21, for Is This the Right Choice? 
Ziggy B. '21, for Deep Blue See and Wild in the Winter
Annie C. '18, for Sway in Loneliness  
Ella C. '18, for Feelings of Freedom
Emily F. '19, for Silhouette Against a Falling Sun and Attack
Umbre K. '21 for Equality
Tara M. '19, for Self-Portrait 
Sarah S. '19, for Esceletor
Cheney S. '19, for City Construction 
Noah W. '20, for The Simple Things 
Madi W. '18, for Lady Serpent
Kylie W. '18, for Cats 

Honorable Mentions
Sara B. '19, for Sphinx
Annie C. '18, for Desolation, Moon in Desert, and Big Book and Small Girl 
Ella C. '18, for Star Maker  
Emily F. '19, for Story of Scars and Peep the Fly
Florence G. '18, for Choya
Audrey M. '19, for Jim and Pam, The Office
Quattro M. '18, for Self-Portrait
Sarah S. '19, for Two Perspectives
Noah W. '20, for Heart of the Town and Endless Vision 
Rebecca W. '19, for Tilikum and Dead Ice 
Madi W. '18, for CaCaw 

American Visions Nominee

Noah W. '20, for The Door to Color

Oregon College of Art and Craft Juried Exhibition
Madi W. '18, for Crowd

(Photo Credits: Sue Jensen [top] and Cameron Jack [bottom])
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