All In The Campaign for Blair Academy 2018-2025
2023 Scholastic Art Awards
Maya Ciminello Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Maya Ciminello Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Maya Ciminello Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Maya Ciminello Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Oscar Wan Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Oscar Wan Silver Key Scholastic Art Awards
Oscar Wan Silver Key Scholastic Art Awards
Oscar Wan Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Tania Lau Silver Key Scholastic Art Awards
Tania Lau Silver Key Scholastic Art Awards
Tania Lau Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Alice Xu Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Angela Wang Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Angela Wang Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Serena Khanna Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Serena Khanna Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Lily Yao Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Lily Yao Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Lily Yao Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards
Clara Yan Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards
Kas Strunk Silver Key Scholastic Art Awards
Fine Art Students Honored with Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Ashley Schreyer

At Blair, students are afforded multiple opportunities to showcase their artwork across campus. A student exhibit is hosted during the fall and spring semesters in the Romano Gallery, weekly “Art Stars” are presented at School Meeting, and displays in The Black Canteen, Clinton Hall and the Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration provide a visible example of Blair’s integration of art across our curriculum and campus. But occasionally, captivating artwork is propelled beyond the hilltop to reach a broader community and garners the praise these young artists deserve.

This year, several Blair fine art students submitted artwork in The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ Scholastic Art & Writings Awards—ranging from pottery to photography—for the northern New Jersey art region. In total, Blair students received six Gold Key awards, five Silver Key awards and 10 Honorable Mentions.

“Contests are a great way to put yourself out there and see how other people respond to your work,” fine arts teacher Tyson Trish explained. “The Scholastic Awards offer students a bigger audience for their art.”

The Gold Key award recipients’ artwork will be showcased in an exhibition at Gallery Aferro from March 4 through March 25, 2023. A platform for the exchange of ideas in service of advancing human dignity and beauty, Gallery Aferro focuses on the visual arts and is proudly located in Newark, New Jersey. Blair’s student entries will advance to the national competition, where they will be considered for Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal and scholarship awards, which will be announced on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website Wednesday, March 22, at 5 p.m.  

Congratulations to all of our outstanding artists!

Gold Key Award Recipients
Maya Ciminello ’23
Oscar Wan ’24
Angela Wang ’24
Alice Xu ’26
Clara Yan ’24
Lily Yao ’25

Silver Key Award Recipients
Tania Lau ’24 (2)
Kas Strunk ’23
Oscar Wan ’24
(2)

Honorable Mention Recipients
Maya Ciminello ’23 (3)
Serena Khanna ’25 (2)
Tania Lau ’24
Oscar Wan ’24
Angela Wang ’24
Lily Yao ’25
(2)
 

News Headlines