High School Emerging Artist Competition

The Annual High School Emerging Artist Competition is open to all high schools and high school-level home schoolers in Broome County.  All work is received in March, judged by professional artists, and displayed at the Broome County Arts Council for the month of April, with an Awards Ceremony First Friday in April.  Participants receive certificates from the Broome County Arts Council, and the winners receive recognition by County Government.

This year’s competition and exhibit are sponsored by Jim Rollo State Farm

Sinners
Kayla Ferris
Colored Pencil

In 2017, the Broome County Arts Council held the Broome High School Emerging Artist Competition Award Recognition & Ceremony on Friday, April 7th to celebrate the artistic talents of the 70 students from 9 Broome County High Schools with 82 works of art on display.

The Emerging Artists Award Recipients for 2017 are:

Best of Show: Kayla FerrisSinners, (Colored Pencil)
Chenango Valley HS, Bob Zanot Art Teacher

Excellence in Composition: Alyssa Dyudliyak, Blind-sided, (Charcoal)
Vestal HS, Melissa Restuiccia Art Teacher

Excellence in Line & Color: Olivia Li, Lady With Her Cat (Watercolor)
Seton Catholic Central HS, Maureen Schmidt Art Teacher

Excellence in Originality: Maria Osborne, Poison Eye-vy, (Pencil & pastel)
Maine-Endwell Senior HS, Kellie Smith Art Teacher

Excellence in Use of Media: Erin Hurlbut, Bunny, (Pastel)
Whitney Point HS, Christopher Rice Art Teacher

Excellence in Level of Difficulty: Giovanni Pesce, Coconut Dream, (Acrylic)
Binghamton HS, Suzanne Northrop Art Teacher

Honorable Mention: Kesondra Stafford, Breaking the Mold, (Colored Pencil)
Chenango Valley HS, Bob Zanot Art Teacher

Maya Madden, A Visible Hoax?, (Etching)
Vestal HS, Melissa Restuccia Art Teacher

Julia Worden, Shades, (Scratchboard)
Chenango Valley HS, Bob Zanot Art Teacher

The judges for the 2017 competition were: Legislator Mary Kaminsky, Chris Bahr, Cindy Rotella, Marcia Blackburn, Sarah Horan, and Yvonne Lucia. Sponsored by