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York Art Show 2017

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First place winner of the entire art show, Katharine Bartosz takes home the title for the second time in a row with her beautiful yet twisted fairy tale paintings.

First place winner of the entire art show, Katharine Bartosz takes home the title for the second time in a row with her beautiful yet twisted fairy tale paintings.

Photo by Gabby Palomino

Photo by Gabby Palomino

First place winner of the entire art show, Katharine Bartosz takes home the title for the second time in a row with her beautiful yet twisted fairy tale paintings.

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This year’s spring art show took place in the York Commons earlier this month, and it was as inspiring and jaw-dropping as always.

With a wide variety of student talent on display, from beginners to AP students, friends of the artists were ecstatic to  view the many different entries.

“I loved seeing what everyone did, but most especially Makalah Fryrear because I’ve known her since the fingerpainting days,” said senior Cami Butler.

AP art students like Fryrear each get their own display to put up their favorite pieces and concentrations that they have been working on all year. These students have the freedom to choose how they decorate their display, whether it be with a colorful background or a theme to tie up all of their artwork.

But, preparing for the art show is not as easy as just stapling colorful paper on a display board.

“Kudos to the sculpture students who took half the semester building and crafting their bust project,” said art teacher and art show organizer, Ms. Kuharchuck. “And to our AP Art students who work so hard over the course of the year to make 24 unique and developed artworks, half of which have a specific concentration and idea.”

Since the majority of the AP art students are seniors, this year was their last recognition in the show, making them reminisce in how the art show has helped them grow as people and as artists.

“Everyone starts off as a beginner, but the art show gives one a boost of confidence and a yearn to continue,” said senior and AP art student Lucy Gallagos.

Although multiple awards and ribbons are handed out to different artists, such as the student awarded AP awards, teacher awards, and the art department awards, the top ten overall winners of the show are announced during the show after school in which family members are invited to.

Below are the top ten winners!

10.Maya Langenecker
9. Anna Frantzis
8. Cameran Maxeiner
7. Maria Rantis
6. Laura Keenan
5. Jared Frank
4. Madison McGreal
3. Hannah Graber
2. Sarah Lewand
1. Katharine Bartosz (second year in a row)

Although placing in the top ten is a marvelous feat, art teacher and show organizer, Mr. Edgley, wants to stress the fact that regardless of winning, the art show helps everyone in multiple ways.

“When it all comes down to it, it isn’t about the awards, or accolades, but how much this journey has changed them for the better,” said Mr. Edgley. “Each student who comes to my room grows from an art student to an artist by the end.  I love seeing the growth of these students and especially love to see the student see their own growth and be genuinely proud of their accomplishments.”

If you did not have the chance to take a gander at the beautiful pieces York has made, below are some pictures of the masterpieces!

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Junior Andrea Lopez received the student awarded “AP Award” for her detailed ceramic nest of eggs.

 

Original photo by Dan Mucci
Senior and four year participant of the art show, Dan Mucci, likes his concentration number nine the most due to the vibrant pops of color and the Lego pieces.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
After four years of being in the art show as a photography student, Dan Mucci is familiar with the process of setting up his display.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Laura Keenan created a not so typical Polaroid camera with an eye incorporated into the piece as well an actual Polaroid picture, winning her a first place ribbon.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior Vivian Mansion focused on her love of music, more specifically the violin, for her last art show. “After all of these music pieces, I won’t ever look at my violin the same way again,” said Vivian.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior Lucy Gallagos who dabbles in drawing, painting, 2-D and 3-D art, picks her “chalkboard” piece called “Plans” as her favorite.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
First place winner of the entire art show, Katharine Bartosz takes home the title for the second time in a row with her beautiful yet twisted fairy tale paintings.

 

Original photo by Quinn Kosanovich
AP art student’s, Quinn Kosanovich, photography featured in the art show.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior Nimisha Antony’s art titled “Cherry Blossoms” made it to her display for her last art show here at York.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior and AP art student, Julia Battaglia, put up her vibrant acrylic piece titled “Lochness Monster” on her display.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
A fan favorite of Senior Parker Stasica’s collection was the smoking giraffe due its uniqueness.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior Parker Stasica created a display full of animal drawings for his last appearance in the art show.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Sarah Lewand’s piece titled “Son of Man” won the Teacher Award which is given out by either Mr. Edgley or Ms. Kuharchuck.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
AP art student and senior, Sarah Lewand, researched famous paintings and styles and put her own personal twist on them.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
If junior Katharine Bartosz had to pick her favorite piece of hers, she’d pick the “Wawel” dragon, which originates from a Polish fairy tale.

 

Original photo by Cameran Maxeiner
A controversial, but fan favorite piece by senior and AP art student Cameran Maxeiner.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Cameran Maxeiner used steel letters and wooden planks to decorate his pieces, photos which incorporate little figurines.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Anna Frantzis’s display featured a lot of empowering pieces such as this piece titled “Rosie for women’s rights”.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Junior and AP art student, Anna Frantzis, displayed drawings in pastel for her third year participating in the spring art show.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior and AP art student, Makalah Fryrear, picks her piece called “Cantler” due to the fact that it is a deer who’s antlers are candelabra. “It turned out exactly how I wanted it to turn out, which is very rare,” said Makalah.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Student Luke Rodgers received an Honorable Mention award from the art department for his sci-fi sculpture.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior and AP art student, Maria Rantis, displayed a lot of drawings depicting the human body and face, which led her to receiving multiple comment in her comments jar.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior and AP art student, Avisa Ravanmehr, received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her color pencil piece.

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Student Jared Frank received the student awarded AP award for his colorful piece.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Sarah Lewand favorites her Art Nouveau Graffiti piece which is made out of watercolor.

 

Original photo by Megan Leen
Senior Megan Leen received a teacher award for her colorful and bright photography.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Reilly Winters’ won second place for her sculpture with protruding cheekbones.

 

Senior Taylor Cerami wins first place for her black and white photography.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Senior Jake Adams wins the teacher award as well as the student awarded AP award for his self-portrait scratch board.

 

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
A personal favorite, a painting of lips by Isabella Stanley.

 

Photo by Gabby Palomino
Hannah Graber wins the very prestigious Principal’s Award for her drawing of a lighter.

 

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