Three Students Win CIA Scholastic Art Competition 2015

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Freshman Alexis Keltner ’18 won a Gold Key Award for her color pencil piece titled, “Trying to Stay Together.”

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art Competition that 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 3,000 entries.

Freshman Alexis Keltner ’18 won a Gold Key Award for her color pencil piece titled, “Trying to Stay Together.” Sophomore Emily Dontenville ’17 also won a Gold Key Award for her encaustic painting titled, “Downpour.” Senior Sam Hanna ’15 won a Silver Key Award for her self-portrait.

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Sophomore Emily Dontenville ’17 also won a Gold Key Award for her encaustic painting titled, “Downpour.”

Students who receive Portfolio Awards and Gold Key Awards continue to the national competition held in the spring in New York City.

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Senior Sam Hanna ’15 won a Silver Key Award for her self-portrait.