High School Emerging Artist Competition

Each year, BCAC invites the area’s high school art teachers to choose up to twelve pieces of exemplary visual art work to be adjudicated by arts professionals working in the community. This year over 100 artworks are featured from students at 11 area high schools.

Six awards are granted: Composition, Line & Color, Originality, Use of the Medium, Level of Difficulty and Best in Show. Each artwork is scored in the five award categories while Best in Show is awarded to the artwork with the highest score.

We are thankful for those who have been able to participate and honor all of our hardworking students and teachers in Broome County.

Many thanks to the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier for their support and generous prize for the Best in Show award.

Special thanks to our participating artists, their families, teachers, schools, Broome County Arts Council, the Fine Arts Society, and our judges who gave their time and expertise to adjudicate this exhibition. We are most grateful!

Districts participating:

Binghamton High School

Vestal High School

Union-Endicott High School

Maine-Endwell High School

Windsor High School

Whitney Point High School

Johnson City High School

Chenango Valley High School

Chenango Forks High School

Susquehanna Valley High School

Broome-Tioga BOCES

Award Recipients 2023

The judges for the 2023 competition were: Joanne Thorne Arnold, Greg Chianis, Hannah Hendrickson, Alexandros Skouros, and Jan Wood.

Best of Show

Sophia Bucci
“Tea Pot”
(Stoneware Clay with High Fire Glaze and Cane Handle)
Chenango Valley High School, Teacher: Andrew Fitzsimmons

Excellence in Composition

Savannah Greenmun
“Mortem Ortu”
(White Charcoal, Acrylic Paint, and Gold Paint Pen)
Chenango Valley High School, Teacher: Matt Wilson

Excellence in Line & Color

Alaina Hamilton
“Still Life in Charcoal”
(White and Black Charcoal)
Chenango Valley High School, Teacher: Matt Wilson

Excellence in Originality

Alexandra Fordham
(Oil Paint)
Maine-Endwell High School, Teacher: Shauna Stiles

Excellence in Level of Difficulty

Nate Atwater-Grisel
“The Long Walk”
(Spray Paint)
Chenango Forks High School, Teacher: Keith Rosko

Excellence in Use of Medium

Madeline Zehr
Whitney Point High School, Teacher: Will Manwell