East Central PA Scholastic Art Awards

April 14 – June 11, 2017 2017-04-14 17:00:00 2017-06-11 21:00:00 15 East Central PA Scholastic Art Awards Banko Gallery true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Banko Gallery

The East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Awards in conjunction with the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the oldest, most prestigious and remunerative competition for secondary students.

The East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards is the preliminary component of The National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Presently it encompasses Carbon, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties, including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Reading.

All secondary art and technology teachers are invited to submit entries into sixteen various art categories including Art portfolios. The submissions are judged into the exhibition and Scholastic Gold and Silver Keys and Honorable Mention awards are bestowed. Five Scholastic American Visions awards are chosen as the best in show. Exclusive affiliate regional awards and scholarships totaling over $2,500 are also granted.

The Banana Factory Arts and Education Center congratulates the 2017 National Award Winners from the East Central PA area:

  • Silver- Nadim Amin, "Uktena" (The Horned Serphant), Sculpture. Student of Richard Shemonsky, Parkland High School
  • American Visions- Baltazar Belman, Fright Night, Painting. Student of Linda La Due, Parkland High School
  • Silver- Alexis Dawkins, Curls Over Consciousness, Sculpture. Student of Laura Bauer, Orefield Middle School
  • Silver- Sarah Hay, Bunny, Drawing and Illustration. Student of Loren Marquardt, Easton Area High School
  • Silver- Tyler Krisher, "Cetanwa Kuwa - Attacking Hawk", Ceramics & Glass. Student of Richard Shemonsky, Parkland High School
  • Silver- Ray Lapinski, Inflation, Photography. Student of Roger Brinker, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
  • Silver- Maya Rodgers, Überbrücken, Photography. Student of Christopher Barrett, Jr, Parkland High School
  • Silver- Angielisa Sirard, Windows Of The Soul, Mixed Media. Student of Lynn Yocum, Southern Lehigh Middle School
  • Silver- Haley Wagner, Faults In Our Sea, Sculpture. Student of Kristi Robbins, Orefield Middle School
  • Silver Portfolio With Distinction- Jonathan Corby, Negligence, Portfolio. Student of Christopher Barrett, Jr, Parkland High School
  • Gold & Scholastic Gedenk Prize - Rachel Jibilian, “Silenced”, Drawing. Student of Tracy Maley, Emmaus High School

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a national nonprofit organization, was established in 1994, with the mission to provide guidance and support for the next generation of artists and writers. The Alliance tracks the creative development of teenagers across the country each year through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. The Alliance seeks to identify emerging artists for college scholarship consideration, but also invests in the critical role of creative development for youth beginning in 7th grade.

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Banko Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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