Congratulations to all our student winners for this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition, sponsored by the Brooks Museum League. Once again this year, Lausanne students are very fortunate to have been so widely recognized in this nationally recognized competition.
In addition to receiving top honors this year in our region for the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, Lausanne Students won two gold and one silver medal at the national level. All student winners at the national level will have their work exhibited in New York City at Carneige Hall on Thursday, June 7.
Lausanne's National Award Winners follow:
Erek Campbell (11th Grade) - NATIONAL SILVER MEDAL – Sculpture Category - "Unclear" - Techer: Mr. Auger
Ella Gregory (8th Grade) - NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL – Printmaking Category - "Over the Rising Sun" - Teacher: Geri Floyd
Natalie Eslami (11th Grade) - NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL – Future New Category - "'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Tree Set Piece" - Teacher: Ms. Manzo
Out of thousands of entries, and just over 900 awards given to approximately 46 Tri-State (TN, MS, and AR) area schools participating in this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, Lausanne students were recognized with results of 105 total awards: 12 Gold keys, 34 Silver keys, 57 Honorable Mentions, and two Regional Sponsored Awards this year, as well. This year, Lausanne was the top recognized school in the entire tri-state region with the most awards won, with the second top recognized school at 6 times our size!
"Our art program at Lausanne is designed to build the abilities of our student-artists with each year," shares Headmaster Stuart McCathie. "We're proud of all of our students for these awards, and of our faculty that have worked with these artists throughout their academic journey."
Other "fast facts" about Lausanne's Scholastic Student winners are:
The Scholastic Art Awards is a nationally recognized art awards program, which started in 1923. It is the longest running and most prestigious art awards program for artistic young people in the country. The Mid South Scholastic Art Awards recognizes students from the Memphis area, and also schools from Mississippi and Arkansas, so any recognition in this competition is truly an honor. Gold key winners will go on to compete at the national level, and winners at the national level will be announced sometime in the Spring (date to be announced).
If you would like to see the work of Lausanne gold key winners, along with all the winners in the region, the work will be on exhibit at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from January 24 – February 11, 2018. All Scholastic Art award winners (gold key, silver key, and honorable mention winners) are invited to attend their divisional award ceremony at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Auditorium on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Lausanne will formally recognize all Scholastic Art award winners in all divisions at a special convocation at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018 in EPAC, where they will receive their actual awarded gold keys, silver keys, and honorable mention certificates. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.brooksmuseum.org/mid-south-scholastic-art-awards
Below are the winners for this year. To see all of our Regional and Gold Key winners, visit us on Facebook. Congratulations to all our Scholastic Art Awards winners, and congratulations to all their teachers. It takes all of us, within our process, to develop the drive, imagination, and enthusiasm in young people to produce results such as these.