La Salle students earned 38 Gold and Silver Key awards, as well as 31 Honorable Mentions, for their artwork juried at the recent regional level of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
In addition, Emma Sheets ’19, who takes AP Studio Art, is one of five artists in the region to win a “Best in Show,” award, putting her in contention for the contest’s highest regional honor, the American Visions Medal. A panel of jurors in New York City will choose one artist from each region to receive the medal.
Sheets’ artwork, along with Gold Key works of art from across the region, advance to the national round of competition and will be displayed through February 22 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in downtown Portland.
Art teacher Cha Asokan said her students' effort and enthusiasm contributed to their success.
“Hard work, passion for art, dedication, and the overall caring of the students really shined through their work,” she said.
La Salle’s Gold Key recipients include:
- Emma Sheets ‘19 (AP Studio Art) American Visions Nominee (Best In Show) 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver Key 1 honorable mention Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
- Victoria Azar ’21 (Art Foundations); 1 Gold key Drawing
- Ryan Fahlman-Katler ’19 (AP Studio Art) 2 Gold Keys and an Honorable Mention Drawing , Photography and Printmaking
- J Gamble Gold ’22 (Art Foundations) 1 Gold Key, 1 honorable mention Digital Art and Drawing
- Brigid Hanley ’19 (AP Studio) 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver Key 1 honorable mention Drawing
- Annie Hoang ’20 (Pre AP Studio) 1 Gold Key, 1 honorable mention Drawing
- Talia Jeffrey ’19 (AP Studio Art) 2 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys, 2 honorable mentions Drawing and Printmaking
- James Kelly ’20 (Advanced 2D Art) 1 Gold key Drawing
- Ana Martinez ’19 (, AP Studio Art) 1 Gold key, 1 Silver Key and 3 honorable mentions Drawing, Printmaking and Photography
- Celina Massaad ’21 (Advanced 2D Art) 1 Gold Key Photography
- Alyna Nguyen ’21 (Pre AP Studio Art) 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver key. 2 Honorable mentions Drawing and Ceramics
- Amanda Rivera ’22 (Art Foundations) 1 Gold Key Drawing
- Stella Sablan ’20 (Pre AP Studio Art) 1 Gold Key, 2 Silver Keys Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
- Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski ’19 (AP Studio Art) 1 Gold Key
Silver Key recipients not listed above include:
- Madeline Capps ‘20 (Advanced 2D Art) 1 Silver Key Painting
- Dottie Daudelin ‘20 (Advanced 2D Art) 1 Silver Key Drawing
- Lisa Doles ‘22 (Art Foundations) 1 Silver Key Drawing
- Sebastian Gang ‘22 (Art Foundations) 1 Silver Key Drawing
- Sam Hull ‘19 (Advanced 2D Art) 1 Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mentions Photography
- Morgan Nebels ‘20 (Pre-AP Studio) 1 Silver Key, 1 Honorable Mention Ceramics and Drawing
- Gabe Rozzell ‘19 (AP Studio Art) 1 Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mention Digital Art, Drawing and Mixed Media
- Alec Willard Herr ‘21 (Art Foundations) 1 Silver Key Drawing
- Brook Wycoff ‘20 (Pre AP Studio) 1 Silver Key
- Gretchen Pauli ‘21 (Pre AP Studio) 2 Silver Keys 4 Honorable Mentions Drawing and Ceramics
Honorable Mention recipients not listed above include:
- Tanner Ahmann ‘20 (2D) Painting
- Samantha Dillard ‘21 Photography
- Maggie Daugherty ‘21 Painting
- Braeden Eggan ‘19 (AP Studio) 2 Honorable Mentions Printmaking
- Natalie Galbraith ‘19 (Art Foundations) Architecture and Industrial Design
- Abby Sheets ‘21 (Advanced 2D Art) 2 Honorable Mentions Drawing
- Abel Serrano Maldonado ‘19 (Art Foundations) Drawing
- Maya Smith ‘21 (Advanced 2D Art) Printmaking
- Eli Stockett ‘22 (Art Foundations) Drawing
The Scholastic awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit that honors students for exceptional artistic and literary talent. Students submitted nearly 350,000 original works in 29 categories of art and writing this year.
Since it was started in 1923 by Scholastic Publishing founder Maurice R. Robinson, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has served as a springboard for young artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, poets, sculptors, video game artists, and educators. Past winners include writer Truman Capote, actor Robert Redford and artist Andy Warhol.
“We are equally proud of our alumni who have gone on to excel outside the arts,” the organization says on its website. “Our goal at the Alliance is to encourage teens to believe in themselves, no matter where their interests may take them.”
Pictured: Gold Key award earning pen-and-ink drawing on a map by Emma Sheets '19