New Hampton School’s talented student-artists received notifications this week about their art submissions to the New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards. This year, we are excited to share the news that 12 students were recognized. Please join us in congratulating these students for their artistic achievements. We will be sharing images of their works in the coming week.
Celebrating artistic voice
Students across the state may choose to submit their best art pieces to the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) for consideration of a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention award. The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. This non-profit organization welcomes submissions and evaluates pieces from public, private, and parochial schools from grades 7-12 in 17 different visual art categories. The call for submissions goes out each September and entries are accepted through December. Even in a year with the pandemic, this annual tradition was able to continue as submissions are first received digitally.
Faculty members assist students in selecting works that meet the judging criteria and then create high-resolution digital files of the works to submit. Schools are notified in early January with the award listings. The 12 New Hampton School students recognized this year achieved a total of 25 award recognitions. Their works cover a wide array of mediums including ceramics, photography, digital art, animation, illustration, comic art, painting, and more. Of the thousands of submissions received statewide, only approximately 40% receive recognitions, and a maximum of 7% are able to receive Gold Keys according to the award’s rules, highlighting the competitiveness of the competition and the high caliber of art submitted annually.
Select artworks from the Gold Key winners are curated into a special exhibition, as arranged by the New Hampshire Institute of Art. This offers further exposure for student-artists among their statewide peers, and this year will be presented virtually. All of our student-artists will be recognized formally at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, March 11 at 6:00 pm.
The two students from New Hampton School who achieved a regional Gold Key award will have their pieces judged on the national level in the coming weeks. This year’s national winners will be announced online by Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards in March.
Please join us in congratulating the following student-artists for their contributions and achievements in the art community.
NH Scholastic Art Awards Honorees
2022 Gold Key Awards
Sarah LaCroix – Art Portfolio: Elemental Vessels
Calvert Nolan – Photography: An Odd Little Place
2022 Silver Key Awards
Xiyu Chen – Photography: Wu Chang
Xiyu Chen – Photography: Night City Corner
Xiyu Chen – Photography: Constructivism in a Farm
Rogan Coyne – Photography: Studying
Averi Curran – Photography: Breeze in Bed
Leah Eastman – Painting: Girl in Ink
Adriana Hernandez – Photography: Daylight Frost
Adriana Hernandez – Photography: Stick Sports
Sarah LaCroix – Ceramics & Glass: Face Vases
Harry Lu – Art Portfolio: The Consolidation of Music
Cat Vu Nguyen – Expanded Projects: Strike a Pose
Cat Vu Nguyen – Digital Art: Reflection
2022 Honorable Mentions
Xiyu Chen – Photography: Cui Ting
Rogan Coyne – Photography: Natural Rocks
Christian Flanders – Photography: Rattlesnake Mtn
Ryan Greenberg – Photography: Music Country
Adriana Hernandez – Photography: Merry Glow
Sarah LaCroix – Ceramics & Glass: Lighthouse Plate
Cat Vu Nguyen – Film & Animation: Proteins Synthesis 101
Cat Vu Nguyen – Drawing & Illustration: Post-Apocalypse
Cat Vu Nguyen – Comic Art, Character Design, and Animation: Storyboards
Calvert Nolan – Art Portfolio: Painting with Color and Light
Jake Terra – Ceramics & Glass: The Weeknd Sculpture (seen as in save your tears music video)