Thirty Skaneateles High School students and four middle school students were recently recognized for their artwork with the 2014 CNY Scholastic Art Awards. Students were awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key or honorable mention in the highly competitive awards program.
In all, 60 pieces or portfolios submitted by Skaneateles High School and four pieces by Skaneateles Middle School students were recognized. Many of the students received more than one award.
Thousands of entries were received from talented students representing more than 400 Central New York schools. About 1,000 pieces were selected for recognition by a team of professional artists, educators and photographers.
And of those 1,000 top pieces chosen for recognition, a small group received top and special billing — with a disproportionate amount of kudos going to Skaneateles High School photographers, said art teacher Linda Torrey.
Receiving three of the special awards were Gold Key winners Matthew Payne, Finan Malcolm and Jessica Pileski. Payne received the coveted Light Work Award for Best Photography Portfolio Best of Show for his photo portfolio, Pileski received an American Visions Award for a photograph and Malcolm received the Rudy Hellman Award for best photograph.
In addition, Moral Malcolm earned Gold Keys for two photo portfolios as well as Gold Keys for three photographs. She was the only student in all of CNY to receive more than one Gold Key for a photography portfolio. Many other Skaneateles students received multiple awards. In addition to 18 Gold Keys in the high school, there were 5 Gold Keys awarded to Skaneateles portfolios: Madeline Adams, Morel Malcolm (2), Matthew Payne and Jessica Pileski.
Editor’s note: more winning student artwork will be featured in upcoming editions of the Skaneateles Press.
Skaneateles High School, teacher Linda Torrey:
Madeline Adams, photo portfolio, Gold Key
Madeline Adams, “Color My Work,” Honorable Mention