Canterbury Artists Receive Regional and National Recognition in Scholastic Competition
Canterbury Artists Receive Regional and National Recognition in Scholastic Competition
Jessica Morales, Director of Enrollment Management

The 2018-19 National Scholastic Arts Competition recognized more than 45 art and writing compositions by Canterbury School students, who earned six Gold Key awards, 10 Silver Key awards, and 31 Honorable Mentions. In the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio Art Region, 3,400 entries were submitted to this year's competition.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of the community — young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists, and science fiction writers — along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. Through the Awards, students nationwide, in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.

The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is rich with notable alumni. The list includes artists like Andy Warhol and John Baldessari, whose work has influenced the course of art history worldwide, and writers like Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, whose writing has changed contemporary literature. The list of notable alumni is quite impressive and also includes Richard Avedon, Hughie Lee-Smith, Truman Capote, Cy Twombly, Charles White, John Updike, Mozelle Thompson, Carolyn Forché, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Luis Jiménez, Richard Linklater, and many more.

Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention winners and teachers will be individually honored during the Regional Awards Ceremony at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, there is a reception to view the art on display at the Fort Wayne Art Museum. The exhibit runs Feb. 9 through April 6 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (311 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802).

Please join us in celebrating Canterbury's artist recognition:


Gold Key Winners

Photography

  • "Evanesce Through Time" by Sam Haller (Grade 10)
  • "Suspension" by Marissa Toole (Grade 8)
  • "Aurora" by Whitney Walker (Grade 12)

Drawing

  • "The Perfect But Not So Perfect Self" by Phobos Hoang (Grade 11)
  • "Looking Up the Golden Bridge" by David Senhao Qu (Grade 12)

Sculpture

  • "Paper Puddles" by Oliver Mitchell (Grade 7)


Silver Key Winners

Photography

  • "Woven" by Marissa Toole (Grade 8)

Drawing

  • "Ecstasy" by Phobos Hoang (Grade 11)
  • "Cold Woman" by Frank Jiaxiang Chen (Grade 11)

Sculpture

  • "Until The Debt Is Settled There Shall Be No Peace" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)
  • "Am I Everything You Fear?" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)
  • "The Faces of the World" by Georgia Gray (Grade 9)
  • "The Illusion" by Isabel Schlabach (Grade 8)

Painting

  • "Light the Candle of Hope" by Ysabella Liu (Grade 8)

Ceramics and Glass

  • "Tik Tac Sushi" by Safiya Thomas (Grade 7)

Digital Art

  • "Waist Training" by Paige Clark (Grade 12)


Honorable Mention Winners

Photography

  • "Remnants" by Spencer Colin (Grade 11)
  • "Fork Lost In Space" by Xander Dressler (Grade 9)
  • "Swiggity Swooshy" by Sadie Lange (Grade 12)
  • "Neon Nights" by Bryston Smith (Grade 11)
  • "The Trail" by Bryston Smith (Grade 11)
  • "Baptized" by Marissa Toole (Grade 8)
  • "Bridge to Nowhere" by Sean Wakulik (Grade 12)
  • "Logistics" by Sean Wakulik (Grade 12)
  • "Exploding Crown" by Sean Wakulik (Grade 12)

Digital Art

  • "Many Keys" by Nina Finnen (Grade 12)
  • "Alive in Nature" by Spencer Colin (Grade 11)
  • "The Woman of Our History" by Emma Hildreth (Grade 9)
  • "Head in the Clouds" by Emma Hildreth (Grade 9)
  • "It Gets Deeper" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)

Drawing

  • "Lust" by Phobos Hoang (Grade 11)
  • "Shelter Volunteer" by Cody Lange (Grade 9)
  • "Pandora's Box" by Josselyn Ortiz (Grade 9)
  • "Ribbon of Thoughts" by Gabrielle Spier (Grade 10)
  • "Mountain Glow" by Akacia Shuttleworth (Grade 8)
  • "That Cake is Tasty" by Andrew Xi (Grade 8)

Painting

  • "Citrus Reflections" by Nithin Krishnan (Grade 10)
  • "On the Beach" by Ysabella Liu (Grade 8)
  • "My Favorite Season" by Ysabella Liu (Grade 8)
  • "Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro" by Mary Neuman (Grade 12)
  • "A Puerto Rico Noon" by Veronica Wrobleski (Grade 11)

Sculpture

  • "Cornered" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)
  • "A Dish For The Crown Prince" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)
  • "Face Your Fears" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)
  • "Huey" by PJ Parker (Grade 11)

Mixed Media

  • "Smile, You'd Look Prettier" by Veronica Wrobleski (Grade 11)

Ceramics

  • "Tic Tack Dumping" by Andrew Xi (Grade 8)


"Aurora" by Whitney Walker (Grade 12)


"Ribbon of Thoughts" by Gabrielle Spier (Grade 10)


"Head in the Clouds" by Emma Hildreth (Grade 9)


"Many Keys" by Nina Finnen (Grade 12)


"Citrus Reflections" by Nithin Krishnan (Grade 10)


"Paper Puddles" by Oliver Mitchell (Grade 7)


"Ecstasy" by Phobos Hoang (Grade 11)