Twenty-three talented art students represented Anna Middle School on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Region 10 North Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). VASE is an annual event sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association and is a UIL equivalent contest. This year’s event was held at Otto Middle School in Plano, Texas where a record-breaking 974 pieces of middle school artwork were judged.
Students may enter one or two pieces of original artwork. Students compete on four different experience levels depending on the credits in art that the student has received at the time of the regional event.
At the event, students meet with a qualified judge where they are interviewed on their concept and artistic decisions. The judge then rates the artwork and the student’s artistic knowledge and content according to TAEA standards. Judges evaluate student artwork using the following standard:
Rating 4 Superior
Rating 3 Excellent
Rating 2 Average
Rating 1 Below Average
Medals are awarded to those students receiving a Superior (Rating 4) rating in each division at the regional event. Once the judges have gathered all the artworks receiving a 4, they narrow it down to students advancing to area.
Mrs. Barrett’s students who received a rating of a 4 and a medal:
Kylie Agerlid (Juno), Caitlin Bell (Purpose), Michael Burnside (The Big Catch), Alice Diaz (Faded), Colleen Fincik (Unity), Alanna Gardner (Rebirth of Hope), Ryan Lamar (Fish in Color), Chloe Latimer (Portrait), Jazmine Moreno (My World), Justin Muthaka (African Waters), Grace Rippy (Daydream), Maia Schidmt (Past Life), Gabe Silva (Bittersweet), Cheyenne Spencer (Flower), Ashton Wells (Blooming), Emersyn Wofford (Trapped), Emma Wolf ( Suspended in Thoughts)
Congratulation to the following students who advanced to area VASE and received a silver medal:
Taryn Maxwell “Faking it”
Ruthi Adams “Achy Heart”