Lyons Township students win art awards
Updated: March 15, 2013 11:19AM
LA GRANGE — The art work of nine Lyons Township High School artists will advance to the Scholastic Art Awards national competition in New York, where they will join selections from across the country.
Judges will critique and choose just 700 winning pieces based on thought, technique, execution and overall impact. LT’s contingent includes four Art Portfolios in which students exhibit a thematic group of eight works, something that takes months to develop, and seven Gold Key winners.
Three of the students will advance to national competition with multiple pieces of art. Among the multiple winners is senior Monica Dihn of Burr Ridge, who will advance to nationals in the Art Portfolio category, as well as in the drawing, painting and printmaking categories as a Gold Key winner. She also had five other art pieces earn regional recognition.
Senior Jordan Szala, of LaGrange Park, also received a Gold Key in Art Portfolio, as well as Gold Keys in drawing, mixed media and painting, along with five regional ribbons. Senior Peter Gajewski, of La Grange, will advance with four Gold Key awards in photography, and he also received an Honorable Mention Art Portfolio and a Silver Key in photo.
Lion artists also received 21 Silver Key awards, pieces that represent the second highest level of achievement at the regional level, and 27 Honorable Mention awards, works judged worthy of recognition.
Art from the regional exhibition will be on display through Feb. 15 at Downers Grove North High School.
Regional Scholastics 2013: Art Portfolio Winners: Burr Ridge:
Art Portfolio Winners:
Burr Ridge:Monica Dihn - Gold Key Portfolio
La Grange: Mariel Montoya - Gold Key Portfolio; Mary Smyers - Gold Key Portfolio; Peter Gajewski - Honorable Mention portfolio;
LaGrange Park: Jordan Szala - Gold Key Portfolio
• Gold Key Winners:Burr Ridge:
Monica Dinh - Drawing, Painting, Printmaking (2)
La Grange: Katrina Nilles - Animation; Peter Gajewski - Photography (4 ); Connor Kriha - Ceramics; Jessica Miller - Drawing
LaGrange Park: Jessica Miller - Drawing Western Springs:
Ryan Hudson - Ceramics
• Silver Key Winners:Burr Ridge:
Anna Pilipuf - Drawing; Monica Dinh - Painting (2), printmaking
La Grange: Natalie Krause - Design, Jewelry; Mary Radice - Jewelry; Anna Mlynski - Ceramics; Madeline Bernstein - Ceramics; Peter Gajewski - Photography; Mariel Montoya - Architecture, Mixed Media (2); Georgia Saunders - Photography
LaGrange Park: Jordan Szala - Architecture, Drawing (2)
Western Springs: Lindsey Herbert - Drawing; Theresa Lundeen - Mixed Media, Painting
Willow Springs: Ryan Jordan - Photography
• Honorable Mentions:
Burr Ridge: Monica Dinh - Drawing, Design, Painting Countryside:
Jacob Dutler - Photography Indian Head Park:
Katy Marino - Animation La Grange:
Mia Cabela - Jewelry; Madeline Simms - Painting; Alex Kiessling - Animation; Mariel Montoya - Comic Art, Drawing, Printmaking; Hannah Saggau - Digital Art (2 ); Georgia Saunders - Photography (3); Mary Smyers - Photography (2)
LaGrange Park: Julien Mathie - Jewelry; Gloria Williams - Jewelry; Maddie Emrich - Digital Art; Jordan Szala - Printmaking (2)
Western Springs: Emily Johnson - Ceramics; Lindsey Herbert - Drawing, Mixed Media; Matt Murphy - Animation - Western Springs.