67 Scholastic Art + Writing Awards for Bay High

Bay High students win top art & writing awards

Thirty-three Bay High School student artists and writers garnered a total of 67 awards at the Annual Greater Cleveland Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition hosted by the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Twenty-one Bay High students received Art Awards, winning 13 Gold Key, 11 Silver Key and 22 Honorable Mention Awards. Twelve Bay High students received Writing Awards, winning five Gold Key, nine Silver Key and seven Honorable Mention Awards. All Gold Key recipients will have their work judged at the national competition held each spring in New York City.

Winning Gold Key Art Awards are seniors Olivia Doland for "‘Til Death Do Us Part” and “A Glimpse Over the Shoulder” (paintings),  Paige Lucas for “Golden Hour” (painting), and Olivia Reed for “Cahoon Creek” (painting); and  juniors Brooke Brewer for “Bones” (painting), Kaylee Buehler for “Samantha” (photography), Samantha Gulley for “Delaney” (photography), Katianne Koss for “Bone series” (painting), Chloe Rickson for “Hump Day” and “Fall” (paintings), Elizabeth Varis for “Motorcycle” and “Fashion Icon” (paintings), and Masha Waiss for “Flower” (painting).

Winning Gold Key Writing Awards are seniors Elizabeth Holup for “Will and Testament,” “Mother,” and “Visitor” (all poetry); and Patricia Yuhas for “Atypical Pool Day-2019” (poetry); and junior Carly Elliott for “A jackrabbit v. fear” (poetry).

Winning Silver Key Art Awards are seniors Sophia Beauchesne for “Droopy Oscar” and “Grandma’s Flower” (paintings), Olivia Doland for “Bald is Beautiful” and “Lake Tahoe” (paintings), Lia MacAskill for “Being” (painting); juniors Katianne Koss for “Self Portrait” (painting), Elizabeth Varis for “Elliot” (painting), Masha Waiss for “Home Sweet Home” (painting); and sophomores Lauren McCarty for “motion” (photography), Annie Mullahy for “Outer Twinkel” (painting), and Aliza Stafford for “Climbing in Oregon” (painting).

Winning Silver Key Writing Awards are seniors Grace Chilton for “Femininity” (personal essay and memoir); Camille Cleaver for “Conjoined Twin” (personal essay and memoir); Jane Finley for “change moves the roads” (personal essay and memoir); Elizabeth Holup for “Hometown Gothic” (poetry), “Bait and Switch” (short story), and “The Company I Keep” (writing portfolio); Patricia Yuhas (senior) for “Droplets” (poetry); and juniors Carly Elliott for “three-thirteen” (poetry) and James Lyons for “Musings for a Ball and a Hoop” (poetry).

Winning Honorable Mention Art Awards are seniors Sophia Beauchesne for “Oscar and the Window” and “Napoleon Bonibark” (paintings); Allysa Bleisath for “Kodak” and “Hands with Ring” (photography); Ethan Houk for “Long Exposure – My Personal Best” (art portfolio); Lia MacAskill for “Reflection” (painting); Olivia Reed for “Maingano Cichild” (painting); juniors Kaylee Buehler for “Tulips” (digital art) and “Ethan” (photography); Mia Mager for “Broken” (digital art); Kayla Poling for “Universal” (printmaking); Chloe Rickson for “I Frogot” and “Reflection” (paintings); Maya Urso Kriska for “Rosary Silk” and “Silk Hand” (photography); Elizabeth Varisfor “Still Life,” “Tina,” and “Self Portrait” (paintings); and Masha Waiss for “Setsuma” (painting); and sophomores Elizabeth Carney for “Ruby Reds” (photography); Lauren McCarty for “Ferrari” (photography); and Annie Mullahy for “Maul Mornings” (painting).

Winning Honorable Mention Writing Awards are seniors Elizabeth Holup for “Recurrent Sector” (writing portfolio) and Cal Oster for “Flip” (personal essay and memoir); juniors Kaylee Buehler for “Sunflowers” (personal essay and memoir), Carly Elliott for Three Days in Windy City” (science fiction and fantasy), Mia Mager for “A Girl’s Fault” (poetry), Kendall Thomas for “Homecoming” (short story), and sophomore Carli Mendelow for “Liquid Cheese and My Dad” (personal essay and memoir).

Bay High instructors are Cherie Bauer and Thomas Schemrich (painting); Greg Hildebrandt (photography); Erin Beirne and Kristen Srsen Kenney (writing).

A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries from dozens of area schools. The 2020 exhibition is on view Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31 at The Reinberger Gallery, located at 11610 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

(View print out of Bay High Award winners for Art and for Writing.)

Scholastic Art Exhibit 2020

From left: Bay High seniors Masha Waiss and Chloe Rickson, both Gold Key Art Award winners, at Cleveland Institute of Art Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibit. (Photo by Greg Hildebrandt.)

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