Wooster School's Lindsey Jarrett '21 and Michaela Yang '20 received honors in the 2020 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Lindsey received a Silver Key for her piece French Renaissance Clock Corset in the Fashion category. Michaela received a Sliver Key for her Self Portrait in the Printmaking category.
The 30th annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state. It is a high level exhibition. As an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards and The Alliance For Young Artists and Writers, the Connecticut region is proud to continue an annual tradition established in 1927. 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.
"Celebrating the Creative Spirit of Connecticut Youth" is the theme of this exhibition. The sponsors emphasize that the purpose of this program is not merely a competition of sorts, but a recognition and encouragement of talented visual art students from across the state. Many artists, university faculty and professionals in the field have participated to review and selected the finest student art works in many art media categories from approximately 3000 Connecticut student entries from about 150 public, private, and home schools, and other educational art programs.
The 2020 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition features select work from schools throughout Connecticut in grades 7- 12. Selected from approximately 3000 total art entries, nearly 620 works were accepted for exhibit at the University of Hartford. From that accepted number, there were 187 Gold key awards (including 12 Gold portfolios), 207 Silver keys (including 13 Silver portfolios), and 213 Honorable Mention awards granted.
Lindsey and Michaela's work was featured in the exhibition of award-winning work from students in grades 7-12 from throughout the state. The exhibit at Silpe Gallery in Taub Hall at the Hartford Art School ran from January 12 to January 31, 2020.
Congratulations Lindsey and Michaela!