Seven Greenwich High School Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

Artwork by Martina Phelan. Contributed photo: Greenwich Schools

Artwork by Martina Phelan. Contributed photo: Greenwich Schools

The 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners were recently announced, and among those named were seven Greenwich High School students, recognized for their work in art, ceramics and glass, photography, mixed media, and film and animation.

These students submitted their work to the Connecticut Art Region competition for consideration. Student artwork is then juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School.

These students who were awarded Honorable Mentions and Silver Key awards are also eligible to attend The Connecticut Regional Arts Award Celebration.

Greenwich High School Visual Arts Teacher Sheyda Ardalan said Greenwich art students pushed the boundaries of their creative and cognitive competencies using various two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials to visualize their ideas and express their thoughts.

“Their work represented a vast range of superior ability in material use combined with highly developed creative thought process. The entire Art Department is very proud of our students,” Ardalan said.

Greenwich High School Winners:

Josephine Fischer, Senior
Project Title: Exploration in Metal
Category: Art Portfolio
Award: Silver Key, Hartford Art School Scholarship

Christine Flood, Senior
Project Title: The Optimist
Category: Ceramics & Glass
Award: Honorable Mention

Bailey Gordon, Sophomore
Project Title: Anxiety
Category: Ceramics & Glass
Award: Honorable Mention

Isabella Lattuada, Sophomore
Project Title: The Vessel
Category: Photography
Award: Honorable Mention

Alexandra Marchetti, Junior
Project Title: The Missed
Category: Photography
Award: Honorable Mention

Martina Phelan, Junior
Project Title: Berber Rug in My Living Room
Category: Mixed Media
Award: Silver Key

Sarvesh Sundaram, Junior
Project Title: Am I Alone?
Category: Film & Animation
Award: Honorable Mention

Each year the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities.

Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing.

In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.