To be considered for this award, students must present eight artworks with a common conceptual thread. “We are so pleased that the Scholastic organization has recognized many of our seniors at the regional level. The portfolio awards are an especially competitive category,” said Eastchester High School Art Department Chair Rachel Sydlowski. “Everyone is looking forward to the next round of national awards announced later in the spring.”
The Scholastic Arts Academy also recognized the following students:
Elias Dube: Honorable Mention Portfolio, Poor Lost Souls, Digital Art Award
Treston Espada: Honorable Mention Portfolio, The Anti-Commercialization of Skateboarding, Design Award
Nicole Ross: Honorable Mention Stacy’s Bedroom, Design Award
The Art Department also commended senior Sakura Abdel-Rahman who received a Certificate of Excellence for her drawing, Watch Her Grow. She and 90 student-artists submitted their artwork to the StART Regional High School Art Exhibition or StART. The ink and watercolor drawing explores the complex relationship between humans and nature.
The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presented the exhibit from Jan. 16 through Jan. 25.
From left to right; Treston Espada, Sakura Abdel Rahman, Christiana Faustini, Elias Dube, Nicole Ross, Shannon Pepper