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Student Artwork

Posted in Caton Merchant Family Gallery, mixed media, Photography, Poetry, Student Artwork, Visual Arts, on 6 January 2020, by , 0 Comments

Congratulations to all of our winners & participants! Our sponsor, Lockheed Martin, will host an informal viewing at their facility on February 13, between 3-5 pm. RSVP is REQUIRED, so please do not miss out! Contact Lynn Fields at lynn.fields@lmco.com to register or 703-367-4546

Visual Art:

1st Place: Yohanna Taddesse, Still-Life, Pastel, Woodbridge

2nd Place: Carolyn Vaseghi, What Brings Us Together, Oil, Homeschool

3rd Place: Kyra Morris, Faded Into Distortion, Prismacolor & Graphite, Woodbridge

Honorable Mention:
Felicity Gonzalez Rivera, In His Eyes, Colored pencil, Colgan

Hope Dearborn, Munchen, Germany, Digital Photography, Patriot

"Hi, my name is Hope Dearborn and I am an Eleventh grader at Patriot HS. Most of my time is devoted to school, volleyball, crossfit, and recently dive, but art has always been something that I use to wind down. Whether it be music, drawing, or painting, art has been a consistent outlet for me. When I took photography one last year I fell in love with the instant connection the medium allowed me to make with the world around me. When I got the chance to go to Israel and Munich, Germany, I was excited of course to explore overseas, but also to document every part of the trip. This photograph is a bird’s eye of Munich, taken from the top of a tower that some friends and I climbed for a euro."

Keilani Wetternach, Sunset Oasis, Acrylic, Osbourn Park

Art & Technology:

1st Place: David Jones, Binary Focus, Digital Art, Colgan

Click here to read about David's art process!


1st Place: Lily Parker, “Creatures of the Night”, Colgan

2nd Place: Olivia Misero, "Water Falling", Colgan

3rd Place: Sam Faulk, "I'm Not a Poet", Osbourn 

Honorable Mention:

Lynn Vassar, “Passing By”, Colgan

Caitlin McGeehan, “A Poet’s Purpose’, Forest Park

Josseline Calderon Rivera, “A Poet’s Purpose”, Osbourn

Wearable Art:

1st Place: Isabella Goglia, Colgan, Materials: Plastic trash bags, math paper, Computer cords, tape, glue, and paint

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Posted in acrylic paintings, mixed media, Student Artwork, Visual Arts, on 13 December 2019, by , 1 Comments

Off the Wall
16th Annual High School Art Competition

Exhibit dates: December 12 – January 14, 2020
Open House: January 4, 2-4 pm (Snow Date: January 11, 2-4 pm)

The highly anticipated Off the Wall competition returns for its 16th year! Each year the local area high school students are invited to showcase their talent by participating in a high school art competition. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting and allows the participants to gain experience in the field of art. The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Visual Art, Poetry, Wearable Art, and our STEAM influenced category, Art & Technology (3D prints & digital designs). This year’s exhibition features 39 talented student artists.

View the student artwork at the Open House on January 4, 2-4 pm (Snow Date: January 11, 2-4). Awards will be announced at the Open House.

The Off the Wall High School Art Competition is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Following the exhibition at the Center for the Arts, Off the Wall will travel to Lockheed Martin for the month of February. Lockheed Martin will host a separate reception at their facility for the students, parents and teachers (Date TBA).

Participating Students:

Joselyn Andrade
Yohanna Taddesse
Kyra Morris
Anh Dao

Katelyn Nussbaum
Hope Dearborn

Ashley Tran
Alaina Marie Gaul
Michelle Huynh
Fatima Shaikh

Osbourn Park
Rocio Serrano Velasco
Diego Barrera Rivera
Keilani Wetternach

Corynn Ellsworth
Rachael Tang
Olivia Thacker

Manuel Guerrero Zdeinert

Manassas Park
Catherine O’Connor

Forest Park High School
Julianna Bolivar
David Kim

Victoria Pittella

David Jones
Valeria Vera Alva
McKenna Titcomb
Felicity Gonzalez Rivera
Aidan McGuire

CD Hylton
Thia Lam
Taylor Arnold
Jemma Alumbaugh

Brentsville District
Lauren Machen
Chloey Kessler

Nicholas Austin-Wakefield
Isabel Lee

Paige Saari
Ndya Mangum
Leticia Vera Hernandez

Homeschool/Creative Brush Studio
Carolyn Vaseghi (Homeschool)
Sofia Ettema (Creative Brush Studio)
Julia Hunter (Creative Brush Studio)

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