OSWEGO, NY – Talented Oswego High School and Oswego Middle School artists continue to be rewarded for their excellent work.
Once again the Oswego City School District has an impressive display of student art exhibiting at the Oswego County Art Competition held at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center in Pulaski.
This is the annual juried show that is open to all school districts in the county. This year 48 pieces created by Oswego School District students were on display.
Oswego High art teacher Melissa Martin noted, â€œThis year we had a tenth through twelfth grade first place award winner and six honorable mentions at the show.â€
Cassidy Barney earned a first place cash prize of $100 for his drawing â€œWhat to Do.â€
Other grade ten through twelve artists recognized with honorable mention status were Sarah Skinner for her drawing â€œAmerican Flag,â€ Chelsea Sereno for her graphic piece â€œSelf Portraitâ€ and Elizabeth Nielsen â€œThe Conceptâ€ sculpture.
Winners were also honored as the seventh through ninth grade level.
These included Emily Henderson for her sculpture of â€œVinesâ€ as well as Mackenzie Palmer for her sculpture â€˜Blind Eye Giraffeâ€ and Chrissy Abare â€œTrigger Fishâ€ computer graphic.
Martin explained, â€œOswego is represented in all categories including Computer Graphics, Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media, jewelry, Ceramics, and Sculpture.â€
Oswego students in grades ten through twelve whose work is on display include Bobby Jo Demmerle, Emily Fleischman, Jade Nelson, Haylee Gardner, Elizabeth Nielsen, Chelsea Sereno, Alex Wetter, Cassidy Barney, Haley Annal, Gerritt Crisafulli, Emily Richmond, Justine Harrington, Sarah Skinner, Mary Montagnola, Ashley Fidler, Nicole Bonacorsi, Alex Avery, Anglica Alejandro, Becky Fidler, Madison Palmer, Jane Coty and Denesha Howard.
Seventh through ninth graders who had work on display were Chrissy Abare, Emily Henderson, Sarah Mancuso, Paige Ruel, Chelsea Ketchum, Reilly Patrick and Kayla Volkomer.
Martin noted, â€œElizabeth Nielsen has five pieces on display while Sarah Skinner had four of her works chosen at the upper secondary level and Chrissy Abare had three of her works on exhibit. Other students also had multiple pieces of work on display at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.â€