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Accolades for Student Artistry
Posted 02/23/2018 02:26PM
Art Awards Spring 2018Creative expression flourishes at St. John’s as seen in the work of seven students whose work garnered a total of 19 awards in the 2018 Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program this year. See the students' work here.

The pieces come together in an eclectic collection showcasing everything from a boldly colorful, hand-stitched, peacock-inspired cape to arresting photo images and stunning paintings, illustrations and prints. 

“I am constantly amazed by the work our students create every day. What I find thrilling as a teacher is to see that one project, that one moment, when the light goes on and students see what they’re capable of doing. Pursuing art fosters self expression and self confidence,” says art teacher Harriet Malone. “Every piece that was chosen for submission to the program this year had something about it that was extraordinary.” 
  • Mattheus Carpenter ’18— Gold Key in Fashion and Gold Key for a Critical Essay titled "The Growth of Commercial Aviation in the United States'
  • Sam Dellicker ’18 — Gold Key, Silver Key and two Honorable Mentions in Photography
  • Quinton Dooley ’20 — Gold Key, two Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions all in Photography
  • Ryan King ’12 — Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
  • Nik Patel ’18 — Honorable Mention in Photography
  • Charlie Tian ’21 —Two Gold Keys in Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key in Photography, Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration, and Honorable Mention in Painting
  • Bob Wang ’20 — Honorable Mention in Printmaking
The awards, across multiple categories, recognize originality, technical skill, and personal vision. Work by Gold Key recipients, which will go on for national award consideration, will be on exhibition March 17-25 at Breed Hall, Tufts University, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday noon to 6 pmSaturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm; and special extended hours on Wednesday, March 21 from noon to 8 pm.

Founded in 1923, the program is the longest running, most prestigious recognition for creative teens in the United States. In Massachusetts, the program is co-sponsored by the Boston Globe Foundation and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The program has recognized the talents of writers and artists who went on to become luminaries, including Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham. It is the largest and longest running recognition program for teen artists and writers in the United States.
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