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Artists Take Home the Gold and Silver
Artists Take Home the Gold and Silver


Eighteen talented SG artists received awards in this year’s Rhode Island Scholastic Art Competition — and half of those were coveted “gold keys.” Several students won top prizes for their self-portraits, including Jessica Chen ’19, Daly Cheng ’20, Gray Foster ’20, Simon Li ’20 and Dima Piskun ’20. 

Cheka Orr ’18 and Angel Wang ’18 won gold keys for their art portfolios — “a series of eight distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation.” Cheka won for her series titled, “Handywork,” and Angel won two gold keys, for portfolios titled “Mechanic Nature” and “Washed Planet.”

The final gold key was awarded to Tony Wang, for a photograph titled “Dreamer.” Silver keys went to Maeve Corridan ’18, Abra Issa ’18, Rachel Lu ’19, Charles Parson ’19, Hope Seiler ’20, Lexi Sinskey ’18, Rachel Smithie ’18, Madison Tregenza ’18 and Hanna Younghans ’18.

Eight of the winners attended the Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony at Rhode Island College on Sunday, Jan. 14. (right)

Artists who received a gold key for their work advance to national judging in New York, where nationally renowned creative professionals review and select work for national recognition based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and “emergence of a personal vision or voice.”

National Awards will be announced in March.