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Arts Awards Abound at GFS 

The GFS arts program kicked off an outstanding February with GFS receiving 21 Scholastic Art Awards and three student pieces being selected for the display in the annual Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) Student Art Show at the Walters Art Museum. 

Seniors Arielle Alexander, Meredith Iodice and Lucy Saper were all selected to have their artwork featured in the AIMS art show which showcases student work from more than 25 AIMS member schools. On February 3, the student artists were invited to a reception at the Walters which they attended with art department chair Diane Yu. 

This year also marked a record number of Scholastic awards for GFS. Nine students won a total of 21 awards including six Gold Key awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

List of Scholastic Awards:

  • Divyata Bhatt Honorable Mention Painting Abu 
  • Selena Han Gold Key Drawing and Illustration Crime Of The Media 
  • Selena Han Gold Key Painting Shades of Me 
  • Selena Han Silver Key Painting The Savages Of Qing Dynasty 
  • Selena Han Silver Key Digital Art Like Old Times Passing By 
  • Lauren McEachin Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration Untitled
  • Emma Nesbitt Gold Key Mixed Media Friendship 
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration Wheels 
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Mixed Media Giant Floating Baby Head 
  • Yuchen Pei Gold Key Mixed Media Commodity 
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Painting Ernest  
  • Yuchen Pei Silver Key Digital Art Slide to Unlock 
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Mixed Media Memoir 
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Sculpture What's On The Other Side?  
  • Yuchen Pei Honorable Mention Art Portfolio What We Are 
  • Lucy Saper Silver Key Painting Uneasy 
  • Lucy Saper Silver Key Fashion Pants for a Fooding Planet 
  • Lucy Saper Gold Key Film & Animation Submerged 
  • Xingyue Shou Honorable Mention Sculpture Rational 
  • Elaine Zhang Gold Key Drawing and Illustration Fat  
  • Jinghua Zhang Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration The Lady on the Cube 

Congratulations, artists, on your accomplishments! 


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