MS, HS student artwork honored at St. Bona's juried show

A dozen Pioneer Middle School and High School students have been accepted into St. Bonaventure University/Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' Middle-High School Juried Art Digital Exhibition.

The list of Pioneer Middle School students included: 

Ella Rogers
Lydia Herron
Taren George
Ethan Witter
Jared Day
Addison Zielenieski
Christopher Woloszyn

In addition to their acceptance into the digital exhibition, Ethan Witter was awarded “Honorable Mention” for the mixed media work, “Abstract Expressionism – ‘FEAR’” and Lydia Herron was awarded “Honorable Mention” for the graphite and colored pencil work, “Influential Portrait.”
Ella Rogers was awarded one of three “Best In Show” awards for the digital painting piece, “Friends.”

The list of Pioneer High School students included:

Kaelyn Bull
Mackenzey Holmes
Nicholas Tillinghast
Peyton Romance
Emma Barkley

ABOVE: Emma Barkley's 'Developmental Stage'.

In addition to their acceptance into the digital exhibition, Nicholas Tillinghast was awarded “Honorable Mention: Painting” for the oil work, “Prismatic”.  Peyton Romance was awarded “Honorable Mention: Drawing/Printmaking” for the charcoal and graphite work, “Self Portrait.”
Emma Barkley’s ceramic and wool work “Developmental Stage,” was selected as “Best Of Category: Ceramics/Sculpture." Mackenzey Holmes’ acrylic work “Self Portrait” was selected as “Best Of Category: Painting”

ABOVE: Peyton Romance's 'Self-Portrait'.

Only 92 works were selected for entry into the exhibition series from over 230 submissions. Works were chosen for admittance by five judges who are working professionals in the Arts and High Education fields and entry was determined using criteria drawn from college level rubrics in the Visual Arts as well as other juried art exhibition guidelines and requirements from the surrounding areas. 

ABOVE: Mackenzey Holmes' acrylic work "Self Portrait" was chosen best in its category.

Pioneer's art faculty were also praised, including the middle school's Matthew Daggett and Joseph Necci, and the high school's Renee Wrotniak, Stacey Lechevet, and Scott Losi, for passing a rigorous set of standards and earning a place in the digital exhibition.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is the home of St. Bonaventure University’s world-class collection, including art and historical artifacts that span from the beginnings of civilization into the 21st Century. The QCA annually hosts exhibitions that highlight the University’s art collection along with touring exhibitions and student/curriculum-related exhibitions, including this year’s Middle-High School Juried Art Digital Exhibition..