Scots Visual Artists Achieve Top Regional Awards

Saint Andrew’s School is pleased to celebrate Upper School Art students for their showing at the Palm Beach County Regional Scholastic Arts Awards competition. Warm applause is due to fourteen Upper School art students who won a total of sixteen awards. Saint Andrew’s also recognizes thirty-six Upper School students for submission of artwork to this regional competition.  
Special recognition goes to Keith Truong ‘19, whose submission called "Riverbed" won him a nomination for an American Visions Medal. Keith’s work was one of five nominated in the region out of more than 800 submissions. The American Visions Medal, the highest of the regional honors, is given to one artist from each of the nation's regions. Keith's work will be judged for adjudication by a panel of jurors in New York City. Medal winners will be recognized during the Scholastic Arts and Writers Awards National Exhibition this June in New York City.
Gold Key works have been sent to New York for national review. Students who received Gold Key recognition are judged nationally by a panel of art experts, and if selected will earn National Medals. National medalists are recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Congratulations are due to the following Saint Andrew’s students for their award-winning showing:
Meredith Anderson - Gold Key
Brendan Assaf - Silver Key
Chloe Bogen - Silver Key
Ashley Forkey - Honorable Mention
Caroline Fulton - Honorable Mention
Cate Ghirardini - Silver Key
William Keen - Honorable Mention
Ben Mores - Silver Key
Alana Rosenblum - Honorable Mention
Carly Roventini - Silver Key
Catherine Schrubb - Silver Key
Seema Thakkar - Honorable Mention
Keith Truong (3 awards) - American Visions Nominee, Gold Key, and Honorable Mention
Nicole Whitaker (2 awards) - Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Visual Arts teachers Judith Mead, SueAnn Walentuk, and Ron Garrett showed steadfast support and excellent art instruction to these outstanding art students.
“The Visual Arts faculty congratulates all students who achieved awards this year.  Several of these students will be continuing their visual arts education in the college and university setting next year and we wish them continued success in their future as working artists and designers,” said SueAnn Walentuk, Visual Arts Department Chair.
Scots artists have their work on display at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. The Gold and Silver Key Exhibition is February 9 through February 16, 2019, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in Montgomery Hall. All are welcome to attend.

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