Thursday, March 12, 2015

Burlington High School Art Events - March 2015

  1. Sixth Congressional District Art Competition

The work of the following Burlington High School art students was on display in the 2015 Massachusetts Sixth Congressional District Art Competition: Kevin Cardoso, Rachel Carlino, Briana LoRusso, Julia Roussell, Lily Zenkin, and Anne Zhang.

A digital art piece by Kevin Cardoso, Grade 12, entitled “Broken Reality”, was selected as Best of School for Burlington High School.
Rachel Carlino, Grade 10, earned an Honorable Mention for her work, “Pink”.    

The exhibit included 120 pieces from 26 different high schools and one home-schooled submission. The exhibition was on display from Wednesday, March 4 to Friday, March 6 from 3-7pm. The awards were presented Saturday, March 7 by U.S. Representative Seth Moulton at Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly. The exhibit was on display Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7 at the 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly.
The exhibition was juried by Artist Judy Schmid and Artist Lee Essex Doyle. It was open to high school students from public and private schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district.

Each winner was presented with a citation from Congressman Moulton and varying levels of scholarships to Montserrat’s Summer Pre-College Program.

The work by the five BHS students will now be on display at Burlington High School’s 42nd annual art exhibition on March 19.

(Photos of the event are below.)
The Congressional art show awards ceremony

Burlington work on display in the Congressional art show

Rachel Carlino and Kevin Cardoso

II. Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

From March 7 until March 15, BHS senior Anne Zhang’s drawings and the photographs of Marshall Simonds Middle School students Jordan Casaubon and Olivia Virgin are in an exhibition of this year’s Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key-winning work 808 Gallery at Boston University (808 Commonwealth Avenue). The regional awards ceremony for Gold and Silver Key winners was held at the Regis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on Saturday, March 7.

In addition to the Gold Key winning work listed above, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions had been awarded to the following Marshall Simonds Middle School students at the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition (The Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions are on display at the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, but the work of the high school winners can be viewed at Burlington High School’s 42nd annual art exhibition on March 19.

At the high school level, Honorable Mentions were earned by:
Taylor LeRoux - Fashion
Jovan Sematimba - Drawing and Illustration category
Samantha Sheppard - Digital Art
Jillian Sullivan - Drawing and Illustration
Melanie Sunnerberg - Fashion
Brenna Tedesco - Drawing and Illustration
Anne Zhang - Drawing and Illustration (3)

Silver Keys were earned by:
Aysha Afzal - Design category
Abigail Hogan - Fashion
Michael Meneghini - Ceramics & Glass
Mat Mitchell - Photography

Two Gold Keys went to Anne Zhang, for two pieces in the Drawing and Illustration category.

At the middle school level, Honorable Mentions were earned by:
Ashley Koman - Photography
Neil Pandit - Photography

Silver Keys were earned by:
Sydney Craig - Photography (2)
Madison Green - Photography
Emily Marquis - Photography
Analicia Padilla - Photography

Gold Keys went to:
Jordan Casaubon - Photography
Olivia Virgin - Photography

In addition, Jordan Casaubon has been selected as a nominee for the American Visions & Voices Award for a photograph entitled Train Ride. This nomination is exceedingly rare, as only five pieces of artwork and five pieces of written work are nominated every year, and Scholastic receives over 15,000 submissions per year in Massachusetts. Jordan and the other four nominees will have their work forwarded on to the national American Visions & Voices competition to determine the very best in art submissions this year, and the national winners will be announced in mid-March.

(Photos of the Gold Key-winning pieces are below.)

Anne Zhang, Mike, color pencil on paper Anne Zhang, Stringer, ink on paper

Jordan Casaubon, Train Ride, nominee for American Voices and Visions Award

Olivia Virgin

III. Youth Art Month Exhibition

The work of the following students will be on display at the Massachusetts Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Exhibition, which honors young artists from grades K through 12 from across Massachusetts.

From Burlington High School: Abbey Hogan, Teneisha Mytil, Samantha Sheppard, James Cirrone, and Stephanie O’Neill. , The YAM show honors young artists from grades K through 12 from across Massachusetts

From Marshall Simonds Middle School: (8th Grade) Sarah Owens, Gati Aher, Neil Pandit, Erin Kerr, and Alison Martin; (7th Grade) Nicole Keddy, Abby Fernell, Madison Green, and Analicia Padilla; (6th Grade) Angela Minichiello  

There are over 600 works of art on display grades K-12 submitted by 135 art teachers, representing close to 60 cities and towns from across Massachusetts. Class field trips to the show may be arranged by contacting Tim O'connor and John Michael Gray at .

The exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm, from March 9 until April 24.  It is closed weekends and Patriots Day, Monday, April 20. A family reception will be held on Sunday, March 22, from 12 - 4 pm.

The State Transportation Building is at the corner of Stuart and Charles Streets in Boston. The GPS address is 8 Park Plaza.

(Photos of a few of the pieces are below.)

Teneisha Mytil, Monsterpocalyse, digital print

Abby Hogan, iheart radio music festival poster, digital print
Samantha Sheppard, Monster Scene, digital print

IV. BHS 42nd Annual Art Exhibition, 3rd Annual Fashion Show and 2nd Annual Raffle for the Arts

The opening reception for Burlington High School's 42nd Annual Art Exhibition will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm, which is also the night of the high school's Open House. Hundreds of pieces of work from all art classes will be on display in the high school library and main lobby. The show will be up until the second week of April, but this is the only night that the exhibition will be open to the general public.

Also that night, the Fashion Design class will be hosting its third annual Fashion Show in the lower library.

Cambridge Street Gallery, across from the school's cafeteria, will also be open that night. On display will be an art installation by students in Ms. Christina Chang's Drawing and Painting class.

The posters for the event were created by students in Mr. Keith March-Mistler's Digital Publishing class:

The second annual Raffle of the Arts, a fundraiser for the Burlington High School Art Department Scholarship Fund, is currently underway.Prizes have been generously donated by Salem Five Bank, and include a Nikon D3100 dSLR camera, a 3D Doodler 3D Printing Pen (You have to see what this thing can do!), and a Kindle Fire HD (16 GB, 7” screen,wifi, dual core 1.5 GHz). The raffle is a fundraiser for the department’s scholarship fund, which provides awards for graduating seniors enrolling in art, design, photography and architecture programs in college. Ticket sales are currently underway and the raffle will run until March 19. The drawing will be held at the high school’s 42nd annual art exhibition (and 3rd annual fashion show) on March 19 at 8 pm. The purchaser does not need to be present at the drawing to win. Tickets are $5 each, or five tickets for $20. Please contact George Ratkevich at, any high school art teacher, or most art students for more information.

Flyer design originated by Josh Cyr
Flyer design by Zach Cyr
Flyer design by Dan Blouin

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