Bringing Home the Gold and Going to Nationals!

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The Berlin High School Art Department is pleased to announce that
four of our students have won awards at the
2017 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards!

This national program was originated to honor the creative efforts of grade 7 to 12 students in public, private and parochial schools. It is now the largest and most senior program of its type in the country.  Following the close of the Conn. Regional exhibit, the select Gold Key award winners from each national region will have their art works reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges at the National level in March. The National Jury will select “Gold Medal” National winners and call in their artwork to be exhibited in New York City during June. The National student awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in mid- June.

The 28th Annual Art Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Theater
Sunday, January, 29 2017 from 2:00 -3:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 1:30)
University of Hartford • 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 

Please congratulate the following students:

Hannah Schulz (Senior)  – Gold Key, Mixed Media
Going to Nationals! Good Luck Hannah!!!

Maisie Hayes (Sophomore) – Silver Key, Painting Hayes_WinterWoods

Rebecca Stanton (Freshman) – Silver Key, Digital Art Stanton_DeathofTime

Peter Albert (Junior) – Honorable Mention, Digital Photography Albert_TheGuyInTheMirror

2016 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition!

We are very excited to announce that Rebecca Soderburg has been awarded an Honorable Mention in at the 2016 Regional Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards! Rebecca is one of Mrs. DeSorbo’s Pottery I students this year!

The Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Program is a non-profit, all volunteer activity which is sponsored by the Connecticut Art Education Association.  This program is a high quality level, professionally juried event which recognizes only the best CT student art work. All CT art students in public, parochial and private schools are encouraged to participate and submit high quality art work. Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. Beyond the honor of being selected for this high quality exhibit, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards.

Rebecca’s artwork will be on display January 17thFebruary 5th at Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School on the University of Hartford campus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and weekends from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Please join us in congratulating Rebecca on her achievement!


2015 Scholastic Art Award Winners


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Three Berlin High School Students Place at the 2015 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards

The Berlin High School Art Department is pleased to announce that three of our students have won awards at the 2015 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards!

The placements are as follows: Abigail Underwood – Silver Key – Drawing and Illustration category, Hannah Schulz – Silver Key – Ceramics and Glass category, Audra Veach – Silver Key – Sculpture category. All entries were displayed at the 2015 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards exhibition from January 18 – February 6, 2015 at the Slipe Gallery at University of Hartford.

The Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state, with Gold Key winners being placed into national competition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Frances Farmer, Alan Arkin, John Lithgow, Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, Ned Vizzini, and many more.

Outside the arts, Awards alumni employ their creativity to become successful in any number of ways – leaders in fields including journalism, medicine, finance, government and public service, the law, science, design, and more.

The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.