Beaumont students honored with seven Scholastic Art Awards

Six Beaumont students have been honored with seven awards in the annual Cuyahoga County Scholastic Art Competition, which recognizes outstanding regional student artists in grades 7 through 12. Beaumont students were awarded one gold key, two silver keys and four honorable mentions, with gold key artwork moving onto the national Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in New York City later this year.

Alexa Abounader ’16 was awarded a gold key for her painting “Blue Breeze,” and also received an honorable mention for an additional painting. Rachel Bauman ’16 was awarded a silver key for her painting “Fat Food,” as was Brooke DiPasquale '16 for her ceramics piece, "Coil Pot." Claire Cary ’17, Elizabeth Poland ’16 and Annie Reagan ’16 received honorable mentions. More than 500 pieces of regional art in various mediums were chosen for local exhibition from more than 2,000 entries.

Six of the seven students who were honored are members of Beaumont’s unique studio art program. This program is a rigorous curriculum that spans all four years of the student’s time at Beaumont, arming students with an extensive portfolio to be used for college admissions or job opportunities after graduation from Beaumont.

Regional artwork will be exhibited to the public at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery from January 13 through 29. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

"Blue Breeze," by Alexa Abounader