Emma Babushkin wins 10th Congressional District Art Award
May 2, 2017
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but impossible when you do."
-- Edgar Degas
Rebecca Pearson, student of Yvette Kim at North Gwinnett High School, designed the new Georgia Department of Education Diploma Seal for the Fine Arts. This seal is a signal to employers that Georgia students are ready to become part of the creative economy of our state and places an emphasis on the importance of a fine arts education for students. The seals will be presented to more than 2000 graduating Georgia Seniors. The seal design Rebecca created and Ms. Kim oversaw will be a beacon for arts education in our state for years to come.
Congratulations to Kiwanis Art Competition State winners
From North Gwinnett High School, teacher: Yvette Kim
Students from Grayson Elementary School have been selected to have their artwork on display at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s new Urgent Care location in Hamilton Mill. Joseph Jones, Cate Matthews, Riley Ayers, Charlotte Self, Graham Banks, Cameron Williams, Hope Loyd, Jazmine Hyaurth, and Lexi Vierra all have works displayed there. Pictured above are some of these featured works.
Congratulations to the winners of the Atlantic Institute Art Contest. The top ten places all went to students at North Gwinnett High School. 1st an 2nd Place Winners are pictured above.
1st Place: Kyra Ehle $200 Scholarship
2nd Place: Sofia Mendoza $150 Scholarship
3rd Place: Catherine Deffler $100 Scholarship
4th Place: McKenzie Hanyes $35 Scholarship
5th Place: Christina Hargett $35 Scholarship
6th Place: Alexandra Gottilla $25 Scholarship
7th Place: Jillian Snapp $25 Scholarship
8th Place: Rachael Park $25 Scholarship
9th Place: Sharon Chung $25 Scholarship
10th Place: Gunhee Chang $25 Scholarship
The 26th Annual GEORGIA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS AND EXHIBITION
1st place went to Trinity Francis for her piece, "Escape" A social commentary on child abuse. (Pictured above)
Students, Casey Gallagher, Emani Hunt, Michelle Carmona, and Nicole LaBarre
received honorable mentions for their work in the show.
Reina Lee, a student at North Gwinnett High School, teacher – Yvette Kim, placed 2nd in the 7th District Congressional Art Competition for 2017. Congratulations Reina!
Two students from North Gwinnett High School won the Peachtree Road Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design. Joseph Hwang (artwork on Left) and Kelly Kim (artwork on Right) are both students in Yvette Kim’s art classes at North Gwinnett High School. Congratulations!
Two students take home Honorable Mention Awards from the Brevard College High School Art Competition. Paige Short (artwork on Left) and Teresa Napolitano (artwork on Right) are both students in Yvette Kim’s art classes at North Gwinnett High School. Congratulations!
The National Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017 have recognized (Lto R). Paul Ashley (11th grade) with a National Gold Medal for his work entitled, City Nights and Anna Montgomery (11th grade) and Savannah Lee (11th grade) with National Silver Medals. These students have been recognized as among the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted for the annual contest. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.
Drawing & Illustration - Silver Medal - Drowning
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, students from all over the state competed at the All State Art Symposium hosted at Columbus State University. GSMST Senior, Allison Chan, took the top NAHS honor with winning the prestigious Helen Flemming Stone Scholarship. This is the second year in a row that GSMST and the art students under Teacher Jennifer Prince have taken this honor!
On Friday, February 24, 2017, GSMST took many honors in the National Art Honor Society Conference Art Throwdown. Picture above are some of the works that tooks awards. Congratulations to these students and their teacher Jennifer Prince (who got a shout out in one of the projects by student Angi Huynh)
2017 GEORGIA ELEMENTARY ART EDUCATOR
OF THE YEAR AWARD
2017 GEORGIA SECONDARY ART EDUCATOR
OF THE YEAR AWARD
Two Gwinnett county art educators have recently received awards from the Georgia Art Education Association. Bobbie Adamczyk of Norcross Elementary in Norcross, GA was named the Georgia Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Debi West of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA has been selected as the Georgia Secondary Art Educator of the Year. These annual awards recognize outstanding GAEA members for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The awards will be presented at the association’s annual convention in Gainesville on October 15, 2016.
According to GAEA President Lauren Phillips, “This award recognizes a high level of professional accomplishment and service by dedicated art educators. These art teachers exemplify the high quality of individuals involved in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, and advocates who give their very best to the profession. We are proud to recognize Bobbie Adamczyk and Debi West.”
Diana Lee,Grade 12; Sophia Abeyta, Grade 12; and Raleigh Wunderlich, Grade 11 of Brookwood High School and students of Mr. Chris Vigardt competed in the Piedmont College High School Art Exhibit.
Diana Lee, oil painting entitled: Lying Down won 1st place 2D Design,
Sophia Abeyta, clay sculpture entitled: Betty won 1st place 3D Design, and
Raleigh Wunderlich, ceramic set entitled: Tri-Flora won 2nd place 3D Design.
The National Art Education Association has named Aimee M. Burgamy, of Lilburn, GA, to receive the 2016 National Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the National level within their division. The award was presented at the NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL, March 17-19, 2016.
NAEA President Patricia Franklin states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Aimee Burgamy exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession."
NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in our nation’s fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and teaching artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.
Mary Troung's "Art Matters" poster was selected as the first-place winner of our first Advocacy Poster Design Contest. Mary is a student of Yvette Kim at North Gwinnett High School.
Mary was awarded a gift certificate, was published in The Davis Art March issue and was reproduced and distributed at the 2016 NAEA National Convention in Chicago in March.
Paige Short, of North Gwinnett High School and a student of Yvette Kim, had her Flag Design selected to be featured as the YAM (Youth Art Month) Georgia Flag for the NAEA conference in Chicago! (3/17-3/20). Her design was printed on the flag that hung in the Youth Art Museum in Chicago.
The Chopin Society of Atlanta has sponsored a Chopin in Art contest for school students K-12. The purpose of the contest is to give participants the opportunity to express their appreciation of Chopin’s life and music through visual media. Each participant presents an original work of art representing Chopin’s life and/or music in the form of a drawing or a painting. The Chopin Society of Atlanta awards 1st through 3rd place prizes to participants in elementary, middle school, and high school categories.
The Chopin Society of Atlanta is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting Fryderyk Chopin’s music, advancing the understanding and appreciation of his legacy and promoting the arts in the Metro Atlanta area.