Visual Arts Awards

by: Charla Gaglio, Chair of US Visual Arts Department
Award recipients for the 2022-2023 Pinellas County Art Region of The Scholastic Art competition were recently announced. 1,731 student submissions in 14 categories were adjudicated by a panel of art judges. Awarded works will be exhibited locally. Details on this show and the awards ceremony are forthcoming. All works earning a Gold Key will go on to compete in the national adjudication in February, and students earning national medals will be announced by Scholastic in March.

Shorecrest is proud to share the following Scholastic Award Winners:

CERAMICS
Sara Ayscue ‘25 - Gold Key
Mia Cardone ‘25 - Gold Key
Libby Cenedella ‘24 - Gold Key
Leanne Hodges ‘24 - Gold Key
Emma Silverthorn ‘23 - Honorable Mention

DIGITAL ART
Benny Ames ‘23 - Gold Key
Taty Shelley ‘25 - Silver Key

DRAWING
Josilynn Hart ‘25 - Gold Key
Lou Richard ‘23 - Silver Key
Selena Lin ‘23 - Gold Key
Chaise Waitz-Miller ‘23 - Honorable Mention

MIXED MEDIA
Lillee Burkett ‘23 - Silver Key
Sara Rose ‘23 - Gold Key

PAINTING 
Benny Ames ‘23 - Gold Key
Josilynn Hart ‘25 - Gold Key
Reanna Hossain ‘24 - Gold Key
Sonoma Kasica ‘24 - Silver Key
Madeline Needler ‘25 - Silver Key, Honorable Mention
Lou Richard ‘23 - Silver Key
Sara Rose ‘23 - 4 Gold Keys

PHOTOGRAPHY
Scarlette Aguilar ‘25 - Honorable Mention
Sophia Dyer ‘26 - Honorable Mention         
Sofia Winer ‘24 - Honorable Mention

PORTFOLIO
Benny Ames ‘23 - Silver Key

SCULPTURE
Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23 - 2 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys (pictured)
Sara Rose ‘23 - Silver Key

Please also join Upper School Arts Faculty Charla Gaglio, Casey McDonough and Allison Roberts in congratulating the following students for their artwork being accepted to this year’s Art Festival Beth-El Emerging Artists of the 21st Century Pinellas County High School Exhibit. “We are over the moon proud of these kiddos!” Mrs. Gaglio shared.

CERAMICS
Libby Cenedella ‘24 
Leanne Hodges ‘24
Emma Silverthorn ‘23

DIGITAL ART
Benny Ames ‘23
Taty Shelley ‘25

DRAWING
Josilynn Hart ‘25
Selena Lin ‘23

MIXED MEDIA
Lillee Burkett ‘23
Sara Rose ‘23

PAINTING
Benny Ames ‘23
Maddie Needler ‘25
Lou Richard ‘23
Sara Rose ‘23 (3 pieces)

PHOTOGRAPHY
Sophia Dyer ‘26
Sofia Winer ‘24

SCULPTURE
Sara Rose ‘23

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