Bay High students garnered 5 first-place Gold Key awards, 8 second-place Silver Key awards, and 13 Honorable Mention awards from a field of nearly 3,000 entries in this year’s Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. Gold Key winners will be judged at the national-level competition in New York City this spring.
Gold Key winners are Bay High seniors Ana Crites (drawing, “At Rest”) and Kaylie Harden (drawing, “Introspect”). Junior Mia Russell won three Gold Keys with her painting, “Self Control,” and her ceramics “Free Spirit” and “Hollow Bunny.”
Silver Key winners are seniors Ana Crites (art portfolio), Kaylie Harden (paintings “Troubled Youth” and “Urban Stretch,” and ceramic “Marionnettes de la Paix [Peace Puppet]”), Hayley Langer (drawing “Pieces of Me”), Moira Meehan (sculpture “Velocity-Raptor”), and Nina Vizdos (ceramics “Teaset” and “Petaled Vessels); and junior Ellie Frey (drawing “Defense Against the Dinosaur”).
Honorable Mention awards went to seniors Paulina Blaha (drawing “Where’s my bunny?”), Ana Crites (photograph “Breath,” jewelry “Silver & Copper Feather Cuff,” Kaylie Harden (ceramic “Hungry Leaves”), Moira Meehan (drawing “Facets,” sculpture “Luna”), Erin Taylor (drawing “Beneath the Bridge”), Nina Vizdos (ceramics “Oil Lamp” and “Hokusai’s Wave); and juniors Zoe Miller (photograph “Untitled”), and Mia Russell (ceramic “Deception” and photograph “Overcast”).
Bay High School art instructors are Cherie Bauer, Denise Ross and Tom Schemrich. The entries were exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery in January with support from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.