Ten Padua Students Win Awards at CIA Scholastics Art Competition 2016

Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18 won a Gold Key Award for her drawing and illustration, titled “Hair Friends Forever.”

Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18 won a Gold Key Award for her drawing and illustration, titled “Hair Friends Forever.”

The Cleveland Institute of Art hosted the 33rd annual Scholastic Regional Art Competition. It recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 grade students. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 2,100 entries.

Congratulations to our 13 award-winning student artists! (Scroll down to see images of the artwork.)

Gold Key Award Winners

  • Senior Curtis Buher ’16
  • Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18
  • Senior Francis Taylor ’16

Silver Key Award Winners

  • Junior Emily Dontenville ’17
  • Senior Anthony Polizzi ’16
  • Senior Erika Rogers ’16
  • Senior Nicole Solano ’16
  • Senior Francis Taylor ’16
  • Senior Chen Zhang ’16

Honorable Mention Award Winners

  • Senior Ray Gonet, Jr. ’16
  • Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18
  • Senior Chen Zhang ’16
  • Junior Ru Yi Zheng ’17

The top 650 individual works will be on display from January 14 until February 2 in the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery (at 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106). Exhibition hours are Monday – Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Students who received Gold Key Awards will continue to the national competition held in the spring in New York City.

Click here to read more about the competition and see the full list of winners.

Senior Curtis Buher ’16 won a Gold Key Award for his photography, titled “Bear.”

Senior Curtis Buher ’16 won a Gold Key Award for his photography, titled “Bear.”

Senior Francis Taylor ’16 won a Gold Key Award and American Vision Award for his graphic design, titled “The Great Coat Cover-Up.”

Senior Francis Taylor ’16 won a Gold Key Award and American Vision Award for his graphic design, titled “The Great Coat Cover-Up.”

Senior Francis Taylor ’16 won a Silver Key Award for his photography, titled “Portfolio.”

Senior Francis Taylor ’16 won a Silver Key Award for his photography portfolio.

Seniors Erika Rogers ’16 and Nicole Solano ’16 won a Silver Key Award for their graphic design, titled “The Metanoia Project.”

Seniors Erika Rogers ’16 and Nicole Solano ’16 won a Silver Key Award for their graphic design, titled “The Metanoia Project.”

Senior Anthony Polizzi ’16 won a Silver Key Award for his photography, titled “Pink Drink.”

Senior Anthony Polizzi ’16 won a Silver Key Award for his photography, titled “Pink Drink.”

Senior Chen Zhang ’16 won a Silver Key Award for her drawing and illustration, titled “Nude.”

Senior Chen Zhang ’16 won a Silver Key Award for her drawing and illustration, titled “Nude.”

Junior Emily Dontenville ’17 won a Silver Key Award for her sculpture, titled “What’s Inside That Beautiful Mind?”

Junior Emily Dontenville ’17 won a Silver Key Award for her sculpture, titled “What’s Inside That Beautiful Mind?”

Senior Ray Gonet Jr. ’16 received an Honorable Mention for his drawing and illustration, titled “Super Snake.”

Senior Ray Gonet Jr. ’16 received an Honorable Mention for his drawing and illustration, titled “Super Snake.”

Junior Ru Yi Zheng ’17 received an Honorable Mention for her graphic design, titled “RZ.”

Junior Ru Yi Zheng ’17 received an Honorable Mention for her graphic design, titled “RZ.”

Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18 won an Honorable Mention for her drawing and illustration, titled “Out of the Mirror.”

Sophomore Alexis Keltner ’18 won an Honorable Mention for her drawing and illustration, titled “Out of the Mirror.”

Senior Chen Zhang ’16 won an Honorable Mention for her drawing and illustration, titled “Hands.”

Senior Chen Zhang ’16 won an Honorable Mention for her drawing and illustration, titled “Hands.”