Cazenovia teens earn scholastic art awards

Thousands of creative junior and senior high students across Central New York submitted their best art work and hundreds received honors for their award winning entries in the 2010 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards program, sponsored by M & T Bank.

Cazenovia's winners included:

Gold Key

Photography Portfolio: Tracy Crandall

Silver Key

Tracy Crandall, Drawing; Christina Gilliland, Digital Art; Ronny Stroh, Digital Art; Sam Webster, Drawing.

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Carley, Tracy Crandall (two pieces), Nicole Franco, Katherine St. Pierre, Alexander Szlamczynski.

Over 4,500 works of art were judged in 15 categories for entry in national competition and to receive local cash prizes and/or special recognition. Following the recent Awards Ceremony, a 1,000 piece exhibit of winning art works was unveiled at Onondaga Community College. The exhibit is free and open to the public through February 26 in the Whitney Applied Technology Center on OCC's campus.

Select works will also be on display at the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, March 6 to April 4. Gold (first place), silver (second place) and honorable mention awards were given for eight-piece senior portfolios of fine art and photography, as well as individual categories that include painting, sculpture, film & animation, textiles and more.

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