Three GCHS senior art students had five separate works juried into the 2013 regional Scholastic Art Award exhibition at SKyPAC in Bowling Green. Theirs were among 115 pieces of art featured in the show, out of almost 600 entries. All works submitted by GCHS students were featured in the exhibit.
Honorable Mentions in Drawing went to Melissa Garrison for her pencil, "Joshua", and to Aspen Geheber for both her pastel, "Green Footprint", and charcoal, "Skeletal Bouquet". Miranda Henderson received a Photography Honorable Mention with "Waiting for a Chance", as well as a Gold Key for the photograph "Someday". Regional Gold Key recipients are automatically included in judging for national level recognition. Finalists will be announced March 15.
Currently marking its 90th Anniversary, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded to recognize the exceptional artistic and literary talent of teens. It is the longest-running, most prestigious arts recognition program for creative teens in the US, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Submissions in the past five years alone, have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships.
Awards alumni include artist Andy Warhol, writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates, photographer Richard Avedon, actors Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, and John Lithgow, filmmaker Ken Burns and many others.