Fine Arts Students Bring Home Accolades from Regional Juried Show
CHS students Dylan Soares-Kern (left) and Mitchell Linton (right) won First Prize in the 2012 Juried Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College. The two seniors were awarded $150 for their collaboration on a surreal, three-panel mixed-media installation entitled “Three Little Ladies.”
Also taking home cash and acclaim was senior Justin Simmons-Tamez, whose emotional pencil drawing of a World War Two army medic, entitled “Benevolence,” earned him Honorable Mention and a $40 prize.
Dylan, Mitchell and Justin received their awards from an independent juror during the show’s opening reception, held January 24th at the college’s Arts Center. Their talents have already attracted attention and both artworks have received offers for purchase.
All three currently study Fine Arts at CHS, and were selected by their school’s art department to compete in Columbia-Greene’s Juried Art Show. The annual show features outstanding artwork from high school students in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster counties.
“Three Little Ladies” and “Benevolence” will be on display through February 24th in the Foundation Gallery at Columbia-Greene’s campus Arts Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment on weekends.
Following the close of the Columbia-Green show, both artworks will move to the Columbia County Council of the Arts gallery on Warren Street in Hudson.
The Chatham Central School District Board of Education will also recognize Dylan, Mitchell and Justin for their achievements at an upcoming Board meeting.