GREENWICH — The Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards have chosen 26 Greenwich students as 2018 winners. Some 11 of the 26 will advance to the National Scholastic Art Awards after winning Gold Key recognition in the Connecticut competition, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state.

From Greenwich High School, senior Flore Bastien, senior Louisa Bjerke, senior Audrey Brandes, senior Alexandra Cosby, senior Allyson Fox, senior Julia Petrucelli, and junior Katherine Turk won Gold Key awards. Sophomores Rachel Ong and Serena Wecker of Greenwich Academy and senior Julia Henderson of Stanwich School also collected Gold Keys for their art. Sacred Heart Greenwich senior Anna Bella won two Gold Keys.

They were among 259 across the state chosen for Gold Key awards, and will have their art reviewed by a panel of judges at the national competition in March. The national jury will select Gold Medal National winners whose artwork will be exhibited in New York City in June. The national student awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in mid-June.

Several of the Greenwich Gold Key winners were also chosen for other honors. Bastien was selected for a Connecticut Art Education Association Best in Digital Art award for her piece “Broken Wing.” Brandes won a Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Scholarship for her art portfolio called “Self.” Bella and Fox both were recipients of Hartford Art School Scholarships.

Some 15 other students from Greenwich won Silver Key or Honorable Mention awards. Over 150 Connecticut schools submitted art from students grades 7 to 12 to the competition, totaling over 2,500 entries.

The work of all the student winners will be displayed at the Silpe Gallery at Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford from January 14 to February 2. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends noon to 4 p.m.

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Connecticut Scholastic Art Award winners from Greenwich

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