Friday, March 31, 2023

Art Judges Give Middle School Students High Marks

Dawson Middle School and Carroll Middle School art students recently competed in the Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event (Jr. VASE). The competition was held on Saturday, April 20 at Hillwood Middle School in Keller. Over 600 art students from across Region XI participated.

All DMS art students received 4 (superior) ratings. In total, Dawson students were awarded 10 metals for superior ratings. The proud art teacher is Emily Trammell.

4 (superior) Rating Winners

  • Eerika Aro
  • Shalon Forman
  • Soumya Kovela
  • Mandira Misra
  • Gavin Mullally
  • Sarah Mullally
  • Amelia Rusli (2 IVs)
  • Megan Yao (2 IVs)

CMS students also shined in the competition.   In total, CMS students were awarded 10 metals for superior ratings. CMS also boasts a Silver Medal winner.  Shang Wang was selected from all other 7th grade artworks that received a IV (superior) rating as part of the top 10% in that group! The proud art teacher is Bethany Acosta.

3 (excellent) Rating Winners

  • Claire Noorhasan
  • Olivia David

4 (superior)Rating Winners

  • Jared Deleon
  • Ian Mckinzey
  • Madison Talley
  • Shang Wang
  • Audrey Sloane
  • Audrey Gow
  • Vasu Polavarapu
  • Katie Paulsen
  • Meg Camele
  • Tilda Niemenen

Silver Medal Winner

  • Shang Wang

The Jr. VASE program is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to a regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. The jurors look for originally of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent.

Medals are awarded to those students receiving a superior (Rating 4) rating in each division at the regional event. These students’ artwork will be featured at the CISD K-12 Art Show during the 2013 Art in the Square event in Southlake Town Square April 26-28.