Middle & High School Art Contest Winners Announced

Penny Nichols entered thirty-nine outstanding pieces of art to the Scholastic Art Contest, representing Island School’s best creative work in seventh through twelfth grades. Five of our submissions received Scholastic Art Awards:

a pinhole photo by eighth grade student Maile Fernandez 


 a scratch board drawing by eighth grade student Amber Asuncion




a linoleum block print by eighth grader Anakin Zingray 




a collage print by ninth grader Bryce Yoshida





 a painting by ninth grader Shea Olson





Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment! They will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Hawai’i State Art Museum on Saturday, February 25th.  Their work will be part of the 54th Annual Hawai’i Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at HiSAM from February 24th through April 7th.

This much anticipated annual art exhibit is extremely competitive. It nationally recognizes creative excellence among Hawai’i’s public and private school students in grades 7 through 12. This year the judges, who are respected art professionals, received over 1500 art entries. Approximately 300 works received silver and gold key awards. All award winners will have their work displayed in the exhibition.

Gold key award winners, like Anakin Zingray, are in the running for the National Scholastic Art Awards exhibit, which will take place in New York City later this year.

Penny will be traveling with these students to Honolulu on Saturday, February 25th, to attend the awards ceremony.  he State is paying for their air and ground transportation and hosting the neighbor island students to a day of art events. The ceremony is at HiSAM from 4 to 6pm.

If you travel to Honolulu during the exhibition dates be sure to visit our Hawai’i State Art Museum to support our student artists and see this wonderful show. HiSAM is located at 250 South Hotel Street, in Honolulu’s Capitol District, across Richards Street from our State Capitol Building and Iolani Palace.

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