FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Sept. 23, 2013
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College announced the winners of its third annual area high school art exhibition during the show’s Sept. 18 opening reception in the Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall.
First prize ― Dessy Cashell, an 11th-grade student at James Buchanan High School, for an oil painting, Eggs, 2013.
Second prize ― Gabriela Reis, a 12th-grade student at James Buchanan High school, for an untitled oil painting, 2013.
Third prize ― Madelyn Brodie, a 10th-grade student at Camp Hill High School, for an acrylic painting, Sunflower Field, 2013.
Honorable mentions went to Laura Wiekel, a 12th-grader from Camp Hill High School, for Deconstructed Shirt, 2013, a charcoal drawing; and Jun Hee (Juny) Kim, a 12th-grader from Mercersburg Academy, for Treasure, 2013, a graphite and pen drawing.
Members of the Wilson College Department of Fine Arts and Dance faculty served as jurors for the exhibition.
“We looked for works of art that reflected a high level of craft, creativity and self-expression,” said Philip Lindsey, associate professor of Wilson’s fine arts department. "Excellence in form, content and/or subject were also characteristics the jury sought."
The high school art exhibition includes 22 works of art chosen from 105 entries from Franklin, Adams, Cumberland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County in Maryland. The show, which continues through Oct. 18, is free and open to the public.
Cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 were awarded for first, second and third places, respectively, and honorable mentions were given for demonstration of excellence in personal expression, craft and form, according to Lindsey.
The exhibit gives area high school students an opportunity to showcase their artwork and talent and be part of a juried process.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.