2020 Scholastic Art Show

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The 2020 Scholastic Art Show is taking place at the Whitney building at Onondaga Community College through Friday February 28th. The show opened Tuesday January 21st with a ceremony for the silver and gold key winners. This prestigious national competition begins at the state level by region. This year there were 4,650 works of art submitted by junior and senior high school students from the Central NY region, which is the second largest region in the national competition. Cazenovia High School had 38 students participate in this year’s competition, submitting 55 individual works of art. Four of the students were seniors who also submitted an 8 piece portfolio representative of their hard work, dedication and growth as artists throughout their career at Cazenovia. The regional award winners were listed in the January 26th Sunday Post Standard.

Our Gold Key winners work will now advance to national judging in New York City, with the National Medal winners to be announced on March 16, 2020.

Please take the time to congratulate the following winners:

6 Individual Gold Keys (see artwork below): Dylan Albicker, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Regan Dauenhauer, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Kiara Dolan (Photography); Lili Gavitt, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Julia Ketcham, 11 (Photography); Gwen O’Brien, 11 (Digital Art)

9 Individual Silver Keys: Helena Bonavita, 11 (Digital Art); Slater DeLeon, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Ava Gavitt, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Konnor Kelly, 10 (Photography); Melanie Michael, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Gwen O’Brien, 11 (2 keys in Drawing & Illustration); Lily Sorbello, 11 (Photography); Isabella Uzcategui, 10 (Photography)

10 Honorable Mention Individual: Peyton Basic, 12 (3 keys in Photography); Helena Bonavita, 11 (Painting), Mia Chesbrough, 11 (Photography); Lili Gavitt, 11 (Drawing & Illustration); Konnor Kelly, 10 (Photography); Maeve Potteiger, 12 (Painting); Paige Smith, 12 (Photography); Elora Wilmot, 11 (Mixed Media)


Senior Portfolios: Peyton Basic, Gary Hackney, Cavy Monahan, Paige Smith

Individual Work: Peyton Basic, 12, Tessa Carroll, 12, Ava Gavitt, 11, Lili Gavitt, 11, Gary Hackney, 12, Julia Ketcham, 11, Melanie Michael, 10, Cavy Monahan, 12, Gwen O’Brien, 11, Maeve Potteiger, 12, Paige Smith, 12,

More Individual Work: May Braaten, River Devine, Laura Fitzgerald, Natalie Garrow, Holly Grant, Brianna Masterpole, Max Michael,  Mae Sayre, Kyrsten Shaw, Molly Wright & Anastasiya Yavorska

Please congratulate these students for their hard work and creativity. If you are unable to make it to the OCC show, we will be honoring all of the participants and winners with an art show at the New Woodstock Library from March 13th – April 30th. The opening reception will be Monday, March 16th from 7pm-8pm. 

By Dylan Albicker
By Regan Dauenhauer
By Lili Gavitt
By Gwen O’Brien
By Kiara Dolan
By Julia Ketcham


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