Awards Abound for HS and MS Visual Arts Students

Five CPA high school visual art students have been named 2017 Scholastic Art Award recipients. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This year's regional competition included over 1,460 entries, which were evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges. Regional Gold Key winners are eligible for scholarships and cash prizes, will be featured in the Scholastic exhibition at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, and will have their work sent to New York City for national judging.
We are excited to announce the following CPA students as regional award recipients: Gold Key winner Ashley DuRard, Silver Key winners Emily Carpenter and Betsey Ellis, and Honorable Mention winners Colette Miller, Ashley DuRard, and Annie Wang.
CPA middle school students were also honored at the artist awards ceremony and reception for the 2017 Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. Only 21 percent of submissions were accepted into the art show, and three CPA middle school students were honored with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Cherestina Ferrari won 2nd place in the sixth grade category, Chloe Amyx won 2nd and 1st place in the seventh grade category, and Addi Gerlach won 3rd place in the eighth grade category. The show features artwork created by sixth through twelfth graders and work was displayed in the Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University.
Middle School Visual Arts teacher Laura McFadden commented, “It is such an honor for a middle school student to make it into this show, much less win an award, as all three of these students did. It is a wonderful opportunity for these students’ works to be seen publicly, recognized for exceptionality, and for these artists to see what other students are doing in their programs. I am very proud of their accomplishments!”

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