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Student Artwork Wins Scholastic Art Awards and “Best In Show” Recognition

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A number of students from Padua Academy have received recognition in the 2015 Delaware Scholastic Art Awards, a statewide competition in which art in a variety of media is juried by a panel of experts. There are three levels of acknowledgment: Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mention. Padua students did very well this year, and all recognition is highly commendable.

In addition to a variety of Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards this year, Virginia Rodowsky was named American Vision Nominee for her etching, “Reluctant Adventurer.” Each Scholastics region selects five works to nominate for a National American Vision Award. This regional recognition is considered a “best in show” award for the current Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit at Delaware State University’s Art Center Gallery. One of the five Delaware nominees will be selected by the National Scholastics Program to represent the Delaware Region as a National American Vision Award.

Silver Key and Gold Key Awards are on display in the Arts Center Gallery at Delaware State University Monday through Friday this week. On Saturday, Feb. 7, a reception will be held in the gallery at 9am, followed by an awards ceremony at 11am in the University’s Martin Luther King Student Center. All Gold Key Awards will go on to further competition in the National Scholastic Art Awards.

  • American Vision Award: Virginia Rodowsky, “Reluctant Adventurer” (Printmaking)
  • Gold Key: Virginia Rodowsky, “Reluctant Adventurer” (Printmaking); Becca Gispert, “Holy Cow” (Photography); Adrienne Fiumara, “Reflections” (Printmaking); Kelly Maurer, “Aura” (Painting); Virginia Rodowsky, “Man’s Man” (Mixed Media)
  • Silver Key: Kelsey Beno, “Hot Air Balloon” (Drawing), Jordan Moroski, “Morning Sky” (Drawing); Laura Mumley, “Sledding” (Printmaking); Sam Nowell, “Imprisoned” (Photograpy); Virginia Rodowsky, “Lunch” (Digital Art)
  • Honorable Mention: Sarah Cottrell, “Contradicting Colors of Ocracoke Island” (Drawing); Gia DegliObizzi, “Who Let the Dogs Out” (Design); Susan Everett, “Night on the Town” (Fashion); Kyra Giangemi, “London” (Printmaking); Becca Gispert, “Open Mind” (Design); Sarah Lang, “Greenhouse Oasis” (Painting); Kayla Marasiak, “State of Mind” (Printmaking); Kelly Maurer, “Vanity” (Printmaking); Cam Mitchell, “No Filter” (Photography); Virginia Rodowsky, “The 27 Club” (Design); Kary Santayana, “Paisley Peplum” (Fashion) and “A Punch That Hurts” (Sculpture); Julie Zhu, “Self Portrait” (Mixed Media)
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