Ptah Amissah-Aidoo, a senior at Stivers School for the Arts, won an American Visions Award for his drawing, “Noah.” He also won a Gold Key Award for his art portfolio of “Eximious,” a series of charcoal figurative drawings.
Other Best in Show/American Vision winners: Colin Combs, a junior at Fairmont High School, “Projection of the Interspeller Space Boys,” photography play-on-words; Simon Kingston, Stivers senior, printmaking, “Bed, Summer 2015;” and Sullivan Manning, homeschooled senior, Decoy Art, film and animation, “Unfortunate Man’s Trip to the Museum.”
More Gold Key Winners for portfolios: Destiny Bass, Stivers senior, “Polaroids,” color pencil drawings; and James Fields IV, Stivers senior, ceramics/glass. Other Silver Key portfolio winners: Jade Cousar, Stivers senior, “Contemplation,” paintings; and Simon Kingston, Stivers senior, photography.
American Visions and Gold Key recipients will compete for national honors at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards held in New York City at Carnegie Hall this summer. Those winners at the national level will share more than $250,000 in awards and scholarships.
“Teenagers are pushing artistic boundaries and challenging themselves creatively every day,” said executive director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Virginia McEnerney. “For nearly a century, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have not only provided a launching pad for many extraordinary artists and writers, but also lets millions of teens know that creative thinking, problem solving, and experimentation serve them well in any path they [choose] in life.”
WANT TO GO?
What: Scholastic Art Award Exhibit
Where: K12 Gallery & TEJAS, 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton
When: Continues through March 3
Reception: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 3
More Info: 937-461-5149 | k12tejasgallery.org