Northwest ISD students advance to prestigious state visual art competition
Northwest ISD will be represented by 14 students — the most recorded by the district — at the State Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) competition in San Antonio. Students advanced to the state level after receiving “superior” rating awards at both regional and area competitions.
VASE is the only art event of its kind for academically eligible high school students. Advancement to State VASE is the highest level of achievement in visual art in Texas.
“The Northwest ISD fine arts department is very proud of the accomplishments of our students,” said Dr. Kevin Lacefield, Executive Director of Fine Arts. “Being included among the highest achieving visual arts students in the state is an outstanding achievement and we look forward to seeing the art our students produce for years to come.”
Jurors assess each work of art for originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for visual art, and the interpretation of the student's stated intent. Artists who receive a “superior” rating at region are juried again at the area competition. Area medalists advance to the state competition.
While attending the State VASE event in San Antonio April 28-29, students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, master artist demonstrations, and receive portfolio reviews by college representatives.
The following is a complete list of NISD students who will compete at the State VASE event, including their teachers and artwork:
|Eaton High School|
Pamica Kiwabonga: "Grow Away"
Teacher: Katherine Nelson
Dominik Le: "2010"
Teacher: Toni Byam
|Magdalena Medrano: "Suspended"||Teacher: Rue Dornai|
Madison Petty: "Luminous"
|Teacher: Toni Byam|
|Gabriella Weeks: "Inside Out"||Teacher: Toni Byam|
|Alexis Zeissel: "Shining Noturnal Layers"||Teacher: Toni Byam|
|Byron Nelson High School|
|Izabela Marojevic: "Judgement"||
Teacher: Holly Smethers
|Taylor Thompson: "Flower Girl"||Teacher: Justin Burns|
|Northwest High School|
|Amelie Howard: "Rose Garden Tea Set"||
Teacher: Brittany Shaban
|Jenna Johnson: "Toxic Love" and "Angel of Death"||Teacher: Christopher Brown|
|Kaylee Marsh: "Burning Star"||Teacher: Brittany Shaban|
|Hailey Mercer: "The Colors of I Love You"||Teacher: Brittany Shaban|
|Chloe Ness: "The Garden"||Teacher: Brittany Shaban|
|Camille Ortman: "5:53"||Teacher: Brittany Shaban|
For additional information, please visit the VASE website.