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B'ville teens recognized

Central New York's most talented, student artists are being recognized through the annual CNY Scholastic Art program. Baldwinsville teens were among the winners. They are:

Baldwinsville

Gold Key, Photography Portfolio: Elizabeth Sawyer.

Honorable Mention, Fine Arts Portfolio: Zoey Rich.

Baker High School

Gold Key: Elizabeth Sawyer, photography.

Silver Key: Elizabeth Higman, photography; Carter Lavallee, painting; Samantha Murphy, ceramics and glass; Jessica Roberts, drawing.

Honorable Mention: Kirstin Amisano, drawing; Maddy Coon, drawing; Baylen Moore, mixed media; Alexi Pateras, painting; Alison Rose, drawing; Kristina Sasso, ceramics and glass; Elizabeth Sawyer, photography; Gabrielle Uhrig, photography (two pieces); and Kristin Wilson, drawing.

Ray Middle School

Honorable Mention: Mitchell Gage, sculpture; and Noah Ricks, painting.

The outstanding artwork of creative junior and senior high students, winners in the 2011 Scholastic Art Awards program, is on exhibit (and open to the public) through March 4 at Onondaga Community College. The program honors the achievement of hundreds of students throughout a 13-county region of Central New York. More than 4,500 entries were professionally judged for national competition and to receive local cash prizes and special recognition. Students were awarded gold (first place), silver (second place) and honorable mention in 16 categories ranging from painting and drawing to photography, sculpture and more. A special awards ceremony was recently held at OCC.

Following the 1,000-piece exhibit at OCC's Whitney Applied Technology Center, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse will display a selection of works from March 12 to April 10.

The Scholastic Art Awards program, founded by Scholastic, Inc. in 1923, is the largest annual student art competition in America. The Central New York region produced eight national winners in last year's competition. Thanks to dedicated area art teachers, who volunteer with the CNY Scholastic Art Advisory Council, this region has coordinated and participated for more than 60 years.

Exhibit hours at OCC are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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