Art Students Double Awards Recognition

MLWGS students in the fine arts department were recently honored by having their work selected in this year's Scholastic Art competition. Hosted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this is a highly competitive art show which was made more so by the addition of many more VA school districts this year. Gold Key winners will have their work sent to New York to compete at the national level.

MLWGS doubled the awards won last year:

22 Gold Keys awards including 2 Gold Key Portfolios and 1 American Vision
22 Silver Keys awards including 5 Silver Key Portfolios
28 Honorable Mention including 5 Honorable Mention Portfolios

Key winners’ work will be exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from Mar. 1 - Apr. 15.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is also pleased to announce that an online exhibition featuring the work of all 2013-14 Scholastic Award recipients can be viewed beginning Apr. 1 on the VMFA website.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will honor the winning student(s) at the Annual Scholastic Award Ceremony on Mar. 1. The ceremony will be divided into three separate ceremonies:

Silver Key Ceremony 10:30am – noon
Gold Key Ceremony, Last name beginning with A-M: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Gold Key Ceremony Last name beginning with N-Z: 3:30 - 5:00pm

Gold Key winners’ work will move on to the Alliance for Young Artist and Writers national adjudication process, where they will be eligible for further recognition and scholarship opportunities. Adjudication of Gold Key works will take place in New York City and award winners will be announced on Mar. 17.


A complete list of winners appears after the jump:


Gold Key Awards

Alexandra Bailey (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Kathryn Carney (Richmond '14) - Photography (2 awards)
Erika  Chu (Chesterfield '14) - Painting (2 awards)
Eliza Goodpasture (Richmond '14) - Photography
Haley  Herrmann (Goochland '14) - Painting
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Painting
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Photography
Samantha McCoy (Richmond '15) - Painting
Halle Miller (Richmond '17) - Drawing
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Design
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Painting (2 awards)
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Photo Portfolio
Allison Owens (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Katherine Pollard (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Sebastian Portuondo (Richmond '16) - Photography
Maria Tahamtani (Henrico '16) - Jewelry
Maria Tahamtani (Henrico '16) - Printmaking
Benjamin Wong (Henrico '15) - Painting
Logan Ziegler (Hanover '14) - Photo Portfolio

Silver Key Awards

Alexandra Bailey (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Robert Blake (Richmond '14) - Photography
Jonathan Burns (King and Queen '14) - Photography
Kathryn Carney (Richmond '14) - Photography
Erika  Chu (Chesterfield '14) - Art Portfolio
Lane Dye (Chesterfield '16) - Photography
Eliza Goodpasture (Richmond '14) - Photography
Maeve Healy (Henrico '14) - Photography
Haley Herrmann (Goochland '14) - Drawing
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Art Portfolio
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Photography (2 awards)
Alexandra Laroche (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Stuart Lytle (Richmond '14) - Photography (2 awards)
Livia Marrs  (Chesterfield '14) - Drawing
Mackenzie Neal (Chesterfield '14) - Art Portfolio
Mackenzie Neal (Chesterfield '14) - Digital Art
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Art Portfolio
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Photography
Kathryn Strait (Hanover '14) - Art Portfolio
Logan Ziegler (Hanover '14) - Photography

Honorable Mention

Anja Armbruster (Henrico '16) - Painting (2 awards)
Casey Chen (Chesterfield '14) - Design
Erika  Chu (Chesterfield '14) - Printmaking
Jackson Downey (Richmond '15) - Photography
Caroline  Emblidge (Richmond '15) - Photography
Tucker Farinholt (Richmond '15) - Photography
Leah Goggin (Hanover '14) - Photography
Eliza Goodpasture (Richmond '14) - Art Portfolio
Eliza Goodpasture (Richmond '14) - Photography
Haley  Herrmann (Goochland '14) - Photography
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Art Portfolio
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Drawing
Ella Konefal (Richmond '14) - Photography (2 awards)
Stuart Lytle (Richmond '14) - Art Portfolio
Livia Marrs  (Chesterfield '14) - Art Portfolio
Livia Marrs  (Chesterfield '14) - Drawing
Ben Mattoon (Richmond '15) - Drawing
Katherine Monks (Chesterfield '14) - Photography
Mackenzie Neal (Chesterfield '14) - Digital Art (2 awards)
Jack Oliver (Richmond '14) - Photography
Benjamin Rhoades (Chesterfield '16) - Photography
Rebecca Sherman (Richmond '17) - Drawing
Kathryn Strait (Hanover '14) - Film & Animation
Eleanor Worthington (Hanover '14) - Photography
Lauren Xu (Goochland '14) - Photography