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SPS Fine Arts announces The Boston Globe's 2014 Scholastic Art Award recipients

Posted by  February 26, 2014 05:23 PM

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Katie Irish School Landscape.jpg

Courtesy of Dawn Benski, department chair of Fine Arts at Scituate Public Schools

Katherine Irish's entry titled "School Landscape." Irish, of Scituate High School, was awarded the Honorable Mention award in mixed media for this work.

February 13, 2014

Scituate, MA- Each year, the Boston Globe hosts an annual competition for the regional chapter of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. This year, middle and high schools throughout Massachusetts have submitted thousands of works of art. Art of various media are represented, including painting, drawing, digital arts, photography and sculpture. A panel of art professionals, artists, and art educators assigned awards based on technical proficiency, creative expression, and personal vision.

15 awards were designated for Scituate High School students: 5 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key, and 9 Honorable Mentions. Three students from Gates Intermediate School also received awards: 2 Honorable Mentions and one Silver Key. Gold Key winners will go on to compete on the National level.

For some pictures of the winners, check out the gallery here.

There will be an award ceremony for all Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold Key recipients held at the Blackman Auditorium at Northeastern University, Boston on Saturday March 8, 2014.

Artwork from all Gold Key recipients will be on exhibit from March 7-March 30 at Boston City Hall in Government Plaza. Visiting hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. It will also be open on March 8 for special hours to accommodate visitors attending the award ceremony.

From Scituate High School:
First Name: Last Name: Medium: Title: Award:

Lydia Crowley; Sculpture; Baby Head; Honorable Mention
Bryanna Drew; Drawing; Self-Portrait ; Honorable Mention
Katherine Irish; Mixed Media; School Landscape; Honorable Mention
Katherine Irish; Painting; Lake At Dusk; Gold Key
Katherine Irish; Painting; Strong Tree; Honorable Mention
Anna Maguire; Drawing; Point of View; Gold Key
Claire McAteer; Painting; Kost; Silver Key
Claire McAteer; Painting; Same Thing; Honorable Mention
Bridget McCarthy; Sculpture; Bates Motel; Honorable Mention
Michael Monaco; Photography; Stillness; Gold Key
Michael Monaco; Mixed Media; Discrepancy; Honorable Mention
Jonathan Ricci; Digital Art; Here’s Jonny!; Gold Key
Jonathan Ricci; Sculpture; Global Suffrage; Gold Key
Samia Sabir; Sculpture; Cowboy Boot; Honorable Mention
Margaret Tobin; Sculpture; Forbidden Fruit; Honorable Mention

From Gates Intermediate School:
First Name: Last Name: Medium: Title: Award:
Sophia Fererra; Sculpture; Billingsly; Honorable Mention
Abigail Hilditch; Drawing; Lawson Tower; Silver Key
Michael Kinney; Drawing; Serpent; Honorable Mention

To learn more about these awards in Scituate Schools, please contact:

Dawn Benski,
Department Chair of Fine Arts, K-12
Scituate Public Schools
606 CJ Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
781-545-8750 ext. 342


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