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Student artists earn accolades in contests

Canajoharie High School art students entered competitions outside of school and received awards for their work. Students entered their artwork in four competitions this year, competing against many other schools both locally and statewide. Generous support from the PTA enabled students to enter competitions that required artworks to be in frames at art shows.

The competitions they entered were the FMCC High School Regional 2018 Art Show at the Perella Gallery, Fulton/Montgomery Counties Art Show at the Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts, the GFWC Adirondack District Art Competition and the GFWC New York State-level competition.

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FMCC High School Regional 2018 Art Show at FMCC’s Perella Gallery

Out of 389 entries submitted from 18 different highschools within a 50 mile radius, four of the 85 pieces chosen came from Canajoharie High School. This was a juried art show. The four students chosen were:

  • Louis Hand – “Head in the Clouds” – Large collage, Mixed Media

  • Madeline Elliot – “Ring-A-Ding” – Digital Photography/Adobe Photoshop

  • Olive Niccoli – “Pencil Portrait” – Pencil Drawing

  • Anna Rothrock – “Pencil Drawing” – Pencil Drawing

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Fulton/Montgomery Counties Art Show at the Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts

This art show featured artwork from artists who live and work in New York State’s Fulton and Montgomery Counties. It additionally included a special showcase of art created by students from the public schools of Montgomery and Fulton counties. At this art show, the following student received an award:

  • Louis Hand – “Hands” – Pencil Drawing

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GFWC Adirondack District Art Competition, Mohawk Valley Women’s Club

Prize winners included:

  • Hannah Robinson – Acrylic Painting, 1st Place

  • Anna Rothrock – Oil Painting, 1st Place

  • Phil Leverett – Woodworking, 1st Place

  • Anna Rothrock – Ink, 2nd Place

  • Trevor Howard – Digital Enhanced Photography, 2nd Place

  • Hillary Jonker – Paper Mache, 2nd Place

  • Dale Plant – Woodworking, 2nd Place

  • Kayla Mastin – Pottery, 2nd Place

  • Melissa Bates – Batik, 2nd Place

  • Kristin Whalen – Oil Pastel, 3rd Place

  • Olive Niccoli – Watercolor, 3rd Place

  • Hailey Becker – Woodworking, 3rd Place

  • Louis Hand – Pencil, 3rd Place

  • Lyndsai Garren – Paper Mache, 3rd Place

  • Abigail Smith – Ceramics, 3rd Place

  • Natalie Frank – Ad/Design, Honorable Mention

  • Mizel Fowler – Paper Mache, Honorable Mention

  • Megan May - Ceramics, Honorable Mention

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GFWC – New York State Level Competition, Palatine Literary Club

Prize winners included:

  • Hannah Robinson – Acrylic Painting, 1st Place

  • Phil Leverett – Woodworking, 1st Place

  • Anna Rothrock - Oil Painting, 1st Place

  • Anna Rothrock – Ink, 2nd Place

  • Hillary Jonker – Paper Mache, 2nd Place

  • Trevor Howard – Digitally Enhanced Photography, 2nd Place

  • Kristin Whalen – Oil Pastel, 3rd Place

  • Hailey Becker – Woodworking, 3rd Place

  • Olive Niccoli – Watercolor, 3rd Place

  • Megan May – Ceramics, Honorable Mention