This year Ft. Pierce Central High School students in Mrs. Blackmon’s A.P. and Digital Art classes entered artwork in several categories in the prestigious Scholastic Art Award’s competition in December and the winners were announced February 28. FPC students entered artwork in the categories of Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, and Sculpture. The students compete against students in the Southeast United States in the regional competition and then the Gold Key winners move on to the National competition in New York. Read more about the awards process below. Gold Key winners: Nico Del Valle Asato, Laura Eugene, and J. Valentin will have their artwork judged before a panel of artists in New York. The final national winners will be announced on March 23. “I couldn’t be prouder of the students that entered and the work they have created” -Mrs. Blackmon.
Join us in celebrating these rising stars!
1.) Tsugumi “Nico” Del Valle Asato won for Gold Heart, Sculpture category, awarded Gold Key and Noble Women, Jewelry category, Honorable Mention
2.) Laura Eugene won for In Agony, Again, Mixed-Media Category, Honorable Mention
3.) Jarell Grant won for Height of Fashion, Mixed-Media category, Honorable Mention
4.) Jazel Valentin won for No Escape, Digital Art category, awarded Gold Key
The Selection Process:
Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Originality: Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Technical Skill: Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
Emergence of a Personal Voice or Vision: Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.