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2014 art show awards announced

Special Awards Congressional Awards

West Chester, PA – Congratulations to all participants in the 2014 Chester County High School Art Show, now in its 40th year. Nearly 500 works of art were on display at this year's show held at the Chester County Art Association. The weeklong event kicked off on April 5 and was open to the public April 8 through 12, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. A reception and awards banquet was held on April 7 during which the following awards were announced:
Congressional Art Show Awards
1. Alyssa Willgruber, Conestoga High School – “Untitled”
2. Chase L. Hinterleiter, Conestoga High School – “Self Portrait”
3. Kylie Riddell, Bishop Shanahan High School – “Graffiti Eye Design”

Excellence Awards

Michele Fikse, Bayard Rustin High School – “Pool Series”
Haley DeMartin, Phoenixville High School – “Self Portrait”
Alexandra Baptiste, Unionville High School – “Jenga Ceramic”
Bill Newcomb Award- Jacob Dockery, Bayard Rustin High School – “Lake Bled”

Honorable Mentions
Aidan Quigley, Great Valley High School – “House Sculpture”
Kara Perilli, Downingtown STEM Academy – “Oil Painting”
Lydia Ritter, Coatesville High School – “Carnival De Venezia”
Audrey Myers, Great Valley high School – “Rhino”

Special Awards
Bill Newcomb Honorable Mention- Rahul Doraiswamy, Unionville High School – “Mirror Self Portrait”
William Hirsch Excellence in Sculpture Award- Anthony Pilotti, Henderson High School – “Mixed Media”
William Hirsch Excellence in Sculpture Award, Honorable Mention- Esther Morgan, Great Valley High School – “Portrait Head”
William Hirsch Excellence in Black and White Drawing Award- Noelle Raezer, Kennett High School
William Hirsch Excellence in Black and White Drawing Award Honorable Mention- Marli Markovitz, Conestoga High School

“The event is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents in a professional gallery space, while introducing Chester County residents to the great up-and-coming artists,” said Jennifer Shealy, special events coordinator for the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). “County teachers encourage students to display these exceptional works of art, and members of the community look forward to and enjoy seeing their efforts. Year after year, we receive great feedback on the remarkable pieces included in the show.”

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