Thousands of creative junior and senior high students 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.
More than 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 Feb. 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.
Many pieces will be submitted for this spring's national competition. Last year, the 13-county CNY Region produced nine national award winners.
Silver Key: Nicole Allen, Drawing
Silver Key: Melissa Mckee, Printmaking
Honorable Mention: Abby Davis, Carson DiRisio, Lauren Hubbs
Gold Key, Fine Arts Portfolio: Zachary Garrison, Colin Hewitt, Travis Wheeler
Gold Key: Leda Brittenham, Drawing; Shane Carey, Sculpture; Zachary Garrison, Mixed Media; Colin Hewitt, Painting
Silver Key: Annie Dailey, Photography; Brennen Dooley, Sculpture; Zack Finkle, Photography; Lexie Greenhalgh, Photography; Colin Hewitt, Drawing
Honorable Mention: Zachary Garrison (two pieces), Nathan Heath, Heather Heinekamp, Gregory Massara, Travis Wheeler, Kyle Winks
CS Driver Middle School
Honorable Mention: Alexandra Sheridan
Solvay High School
Silver Key: Tetiana Kaplun, Drawing
Honorable Mention: Sarah Flansburg
Honorable Mention: Rachel Donovan
Camillus Middle School
Gold Key: Harrison Rein, Painting
Silver Key: Jennifer Eibert, Painting; Amanda Sullivan, Drawing
Honorable Mention: Moriah Lee, Morgan Nichols, Jackson Powell
West Genesee Middle School
Silver Key: Callie Campbell, ceramics, glass; Ryan Canestrare, mixed media; Maryanne Gozzi, ceramics and glass
Honorable Mention: Tess Andrews