High School Emerging Artist Competition

114 Students

5 Counties

14 Schools

3 Judges

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The Annual High School Emerging Artist Competition is open to all high schools and high school-level home schoolers in Broome County. In 2020, the Annual High School Emerging Artist Competition will combine with FASST’s Annual Young At Art Exhibition. The combined show will take place in March 2020 in the Oakdale Mall across from the former “Things Remembered” store. The exhibition is judged by professional artists and hosts an Awards Ceremony Wednesday, March 18th* (date postponed due to COVID-19, TBD). BCAC and FASST have partnered with the Binghamton Philarmonic’s Beethoven Project to create a special category that celebrates the life and times of Beethoven. Participants receive certificates from the Broome County Arts Council and FASST, and winners have the option to display their work with BCAC’s Artisan Gallery throughout the month of May.

In 2019, the Broome County Arts Council held the Broome High School Emerging Artist Competition Award Recognition & Ceremony on Friday, April 4th to celebrate the artistic talents of students from 8 Broome County High Schools with 82 works of art on display.

Districts participating were:

Binghamton High School
Susquehanna Valley High School
Chenango Valley High School
Johnson City High School
Maine-Endwell Senior High School
Union-Endicott High School
Vestal High School
Whitney Point High School

Award Recipients 2019

The judges for the 2019 competition were: Professor Alessandro Segalini of Binghamton University’s Department of Art and Design, Emily Jablon of Jablon Studios, Greg A. Chianis AIA of Chianis + Anderson Architects, Janice Wood President of the Fine Art Society of the Southern Tier, Joanne Thorne Arnold, and Judy Irwin Salton.

Best of Show

Kayla Ferris
(Colored Pencil)
Chenango Valley High School
Matthew Wilson Art Teacher

Excellence in Composition

Ciera Smith
“True Colors”
(Colored Pencil)
Susquehanna Valley High School
Joyce Russell Art Teacher

Excellence in Line & Color

Erin Hurlbut
(Wood Fired Ceramics)
Whitney Point High School
Will Manvell Art Teacher

Excellence in Originality

Wyatt Zindle
(Ceramics, Acrylic Paint)
Vestal High School
Pete Durham Art Teacher

Excellence in Use of Media

Audrey Higggins
(Oil on Canvas)
Maine-Endwell High School,
Jean Burlingame Art Teacher

Excellence in Level of Difficulty

Urwah Imran
“Their Highness My Brothers”
(Acrylic on Canvas)
Vestal High School,
Melissa Restuccia Art Teacher