Celebrating the iCreate 2015 Prize Winners at Bruce Museum

With over 500 submissions from 28 regional high schools, the wide variety of styles and subject matter at this year’s iCreate at Bruce Museum was remarkable.

The iCreate competition gave students a chance to be recognized by a respected institution like the Bruce Museum and to encourage them continue to pursue their artistic endeavors. Approximately 40 pieces were selected for the exhibition and will be on display at the Bruce Museum through July 26.

iCreate is not only entirely student-oriented, but students are also involved in producing and running the exhibition. The [email protected] team is made up of high schools seniors and college students committed to organizing a successful and professional exhibition featuring the work their peers.

“As art students ourselves, we are eager to give back to the community that fosters creativity among young students,” said Julia Bunte-Mein who spent her Greenwich High School senior internship at the Bruce Museum. “It has been extremely rewarding to be part of this process, and we hope to have made an impact on a competition that will be running for years to come.”

Julia Bunte-Mein

“The talent and creativity of the students is astounding,” said Bruce Museum intern Julia Bunte-Mein at the opening reception for iCreate. Credit: Leslie Yager

Tiffany Vargas

Tiffany Vargas with her family after receiving first prize at the Bruce Museum’s iCreate event on June 12. Credit: Leslie Yager

Bruce Museum iCreate 2015 Prize Winners.

1st Place  

Tiffany Vargas, High School of Art and Design, NYC, Grade 12

Self Portrait                                        

White and black charcoal and graphite on orange-toned paper.


2nd Place  

Luke Whittaker, Darien High School, Grade 11

Childhood Memories

Collage, Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink, Charcoal


3rd Place 

Maya Pirulli, Masuk High School, Grade 12

Portrait by the Window

Oil Pastel


[email protected] Award  

Shekinah Guab, High School of Art and Design, Grade 12

Pears of Eyes

Colored pencil on Bristol paper


Honorary Mention – 1 (two pieces that go together)

Madison Osborne, Hastings High School, Grade 11


Ink on Paper


Madison Osborne, Hastings High School, Grade 11

Wired Woman

Clay and string


Honorary Mention – 2  

Hung Tran, Central High School, Grade 12


Acrylic on canvas


Honorary Mention – 3  

Laura Guo, Greenwich Academy, Grade 12


Pencil on Board

See also:  iCreate at Bruce Museum is an Exhibition Run by Students and Their Artworks


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