Top awards in visual arts and writing, 41 in all, went to Bay High School and Bay
Middle School students in the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art &
Writing Awards competition for Cuyahoga County taking place at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Nine Gold Key awards in visual arts, ten Silver Key
awards in visual arts and three Silver Key awards in writing, and 13
Honorable Mention awards in visual arts along with six Honorable Mention
awards in writing, were amassed by Bay Village Schools students for
their work from the 2015-16 academic year.
Winning Gold Key Awards in visual arts are Bay High seniors Alexandra
Hoffman (ceramics and glass, Cubed) and Mia Russell (painting,
Identity); juniors Abby Coe (painting, Self Portrait), Danielle Cooke
(painting, Self Portrait), Maria DiLallo (painting, Javari), Allie Maust
(painting, Monochromatic Appliances), and Christine O’Hare
(photography, Abandoned Ohio); sophomore Olivia Reed (painting, Oscar);
and eighth-grader Kayla Poling (printmaking, Other Side of the Road).
Gold Key art moves on to New York City for judging at the national
Silver Key Award winners for visual art are Bay High senior Maddie
Schwartz (sculpture, Nevermore); juniors Abby Coe (painting,
Sunflowers), Allie Maust (paintings Lake Erie and Lily), Christine
O’Hare (paintings Oregon Coast and Into the Light and photography,
Abandoned Cleveland), Emma Ward (painting, Still); sophomore Makialani
Kanewa (ceramics and glass, Tea At The Pond) and a jointly-produced work
by seniors Reilly Gorby and Salem Stacey along with junior Emma Legeay
(film & animation, Colors). Silver Key Awards for writing went to Bay
High junior Carlen Goebel (short story, Until, and poem, Pieces) and
sophomore Maggie Allan (short story, Rictus).
Honorable Mention awards for visual art go to Bay High seniors Rhys
Miller (ceramics and glass, Wire Mask), Zoe Miller (photography, Tarot
Cards), Lila Robinson (ceramics and glass, Depptych and Two-Faced
Gemini), Mia Russell (painting, Lion Pride), and Maddie Schwartz
(sculpture, Technology Take Over); juniors Abby Coe (painting, Arches),
Danielle Cooke (painting, Majesty), Allie Maust (painting, Track),
Christine O’Hare (photography, Abandoned Inn), Brynna Sooy (painting,
Troubled); sophomore Kolby Johnston (ceramics and glass, Up With High
Heels); and freshman Elisa Renerts (painting, Mikus). Honorable Mention
awards for writing went to Bay High senior Lacey Medlyn (flash
fiction, Dandelion Refugees; juniors Chloe Roberts (poetry, infatuation)
and Sarah Southerington (flash fiction, Field of Memories); sophomores
Lauren Jensen (short story, To Fly), Ann Marie McAvinue (short story,
She’s My Girlfriend) and Maximillian Schell (critical essay, Stand With
Standing Rock: How The First Amendment Has Been Violated In The Name Of
The winning works are on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art,
Reinberger Gallary, Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, February 3.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to
9 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Regional Gold
Key winners will be recognized at an award ceremony on January 14.
Bay High art instructors Cherie Bauer and Thomas Schemrich, Bay
Middle School art instructor Gloria Wilder, and Bay High English
instructors Erin Beirne, Colleen Lanning, Phillip Slanina and Kristen
Srsen are instructors of record with the winning submissions.
The awards demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in originality,
personal voice, and technical skills. Winners and the regional level
were selected from more than 3,000 art and writing submissions from
students in grades 7-12 throughout Cuyahoga County.