Two local students have been nominated for a regional American Vision Award for their entries in the regional Scholastic Art Awards contest.
Gyuri Lee of Penn High School and Wendy Sandoval of Elkhart Central are two of five nominees for the prestigious “best in show” award in the northwest Indiana and lower southwest Michigan region.
One of the five will be named best in the region and be honored at the national ceremony.
Sandoval created her piece, “Hell Above,” by covering mat board with pages from a book, then burning some edges and using ashes of burnt pages in the piece too.
“I wanted to make the house look really old and broken down,” she said.
She made the piece for a class assignment but was inspired by album art from the band Pierce the Veil, which features the image of a crumbling house. The title of her piece also came from a song by the band, she noted.
Lee’s piece, an oil painting of a nude girl covering her face, is titled “Let it Out.”
The public can view those pieces and other winners at the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at the Warner Gallery at the South Bend Museum of Art from Friday through March 2. This Friday’s opening will include a “Meet Me in the Gallery” event at the exhibition from 5:30 to 9 p.m., including live music, refreshments and a cash bar. Admission at the door is $5 with children less than 12, free. Museum members are free.
The regional awards ceremony will be Sunday at Bendix Theater, Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend. Seventh and eighth-graders will be honored at 1:30 p.m., while high school awards will be at 2:30 p.m. A reception will immediately following the ceremonies in the Warner Gallery at the museum.
Other local gold key winners are listed below.
Concord High School: Antonio Dolzan, Jacqueline Greenawalt, Tara Lee, Karen Lopez, Josh Matos, Maria Pairitz, Ashley Smucker, Mitzi Supper
Concord Junior High School: Lucy Campos, Emily Crawford, Javon Donaldson, Wynne Drinsky, Karen Garcia, Karen Orozco, Selena Reeves, Ben Rich, Katelynn Roell, Destiny Smith
Elkhart Area Career Center: Samantha Case, Daisy Draper, Anna Hoekstra, John Hughes, Genesis Ponce, Brittney Rieck
Elkhart Central High School: Alex Brosh, Catherine Brown, Jon Davis, Amanda Freeze, Nicole Osborne, Regina Ritchie, Wendy Sandoval, Katie Sokolowski, Anya Stucky, Madeleine Thomas, Leo Torres, Julianne Whyte
Elkhart Memorial High School:Taylor Bontrager, Noel Cerda, Miranda Lindwedel, Hayden Ludlow, Alexandra Patino, Kay Shin, Casandra Villalobos
Fairfield Junior Senior High School:Jade Hagerman, Tim Hostetler, Cheyenne Keller , Melanie Miller, Landyn Nunemaker, Julie Plank, Mary Shipley, Clint Sprunger, Alyson Stichter, Michaela Yoder
Goshen High School: Sadie Drescher, Amy Gonzalez, Dez Lopez, Patrick Rieth
North Side Middle School: Daquan Graham, Hugo Padilla
NorthWood High School: Hayley Maggard, Abe Robinson
Penn High School:Jewelianna Boen, Megan Coffel, Matt Donati, Taylor Grantham, Kenzi Lafayette, Gyuri Lee, Brianna Reynolds, Tim Swanson, Brandon Van Vooren, Jesse Villagrana, Celina Weldy
West Side Middle School:Nathaniel Brown, Jevante’ Qaiyim, Madelyn Turpin
Grace Thomas was a home-schooled gold key winner and Vivian Crumlish was a gold key winner under Kitty Gunty, private art tutor.