WHS Pelosi Student Gallery
Student Art Gallery
AP Drawing student Aurora Matraku has her work on display at the Watertown Starbucks for the month of March. She is very dedicated and spends every free moment she has in the WHS art studios. She wishes to pursue art education as a career so she may share her passion for the arts.
Jacquelyn Voghel, a sophomore at Watertown High School, was awarded Best in Drawing for her charcoal portrait at The Congressional Art Awards. The event was held at the Mattatuck Museum on April 22nd. The competition is open to all art students in grade 9-12. This year there were 130 entries representing 10 school systems in Congressman Chris Murphy's district.
Congratulations to the WHS Art Department!
The following five students have won awards at the CT Scholastic Art Awards, which took place at Hartford Art School Wed Jan 11th. Their work was on display at the Silpe Gallery of the Hartford Art School.
1. Rukie Elmazi, - Gold Key
2. Miranda Squillace - Gold Key
3. Rafael Concepcion - Silver Key
4. Joshua Brinkerhoff - Honorable Mention
5. Melissa Brown - Honorable Mention
"Taurus" by senior Julia Stevenson.
Julia Stevenson made “Taurus” in June 2011 by using watercolors. The painting is
modeled after her mom’s favorite picture of her. Julia thought that painting herself when
she was young would be a fun project. Her plans after graduating are to either minor or
double major in art. (as featured in the Indian Info Oct./Nov. 2011)
"Glue Factory" by Melissa Brown.
In Winter 2010, Melissa Brown created “Glue Factory” using colored pencils and
acrylic paint. For fun, she wanted to draw a horse with a somewhat ironic background.
She plans to attend an art school after she graduates.
"Storage Art" by Aurora Matraku.
Aurora Matraku created “Storage Art” in September 2011 with the use of charcoal. She
chose the composition, because she wanted to make beautiful art from a cluttered mess. She
plans to continue taking art classes during her senior year.
Congressman Chris Murphy gives a thumbs up to Rukie Elmazi's conte and charcoal work titled "Silent Strings". She took third place in the 5th district Congressional Art Competition, which took place Saturday (May 21, 2011) at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. Rukie's work will hang in Chris Murphy's New Britain office for the next year.
AP Studio Art class with our "uniform" tie dye tee shirts.
Names - L-R. Bottom: Krista Narciso, Brooke Grenier, Monica Franceskino, Brianna Daley. Top: Linda M. Bartholomeo (teacher), Silvja Omeiri, Jessica Schmelcher, Tom Szcarkowicz
Students took a bit of a welcome break from the rigor of the AP to create class Tee Shirts.
Students are now waiting to be notified by AP on the status of their portfolios, which
were sent out electronically. In the coming weeks, they will be giving presentations of their AP experience to other WHS Art classes. Their work will be on display during the WHS Spring Art Show, the Week of May 23rd.
5th District Congressional Art Competition
The following six WHS students were entered in the 5th District Congressional Art Competition, taking place this month at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. Congressman Chris Murphy was there during the reception on May 21(see update above).
"Ready to Dance" by Lindsey Parenteau (colored pencil)
"You've Got to be Kidding Me" by Julia Stevenson (ebony pencil)
"Danii" by Sierra Simpson (pencil)
"Friendship" by Silvja Omeri (charcoal)
"Silent Strings" by Rukie Elmazi (charcoal and conte)
"The Good Side" by Katherine Ward (graphite pencil)
Watertown High School Connecticut Scholastic Art Award winners for 2011.
Left to right: Lindsey Parenteau, Gold Key; Julia Stevenson, Silver Key; Sierra Simpson, Honorable Mention, and Monica Franceskino, Gold Key.
Four Watertown High School art students were among those honored Sunday, January 30th at the 2011 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony, held January 30, 2011, at the University of Hartford Lincoln Theater. The Scholastic Art Awards of Connecticut is an affiliate of The Alliance of Young Artists & Writers, a prestigious program that recognizes the work of talented young artists in grades 7-12. Watertown High was one of 135 Connecticut schools that submitted work for juried selection sponsored by the Connecticut Art Education Association.
Watertown High winners are Monica Franceskino, Gold Key Award, for her colored pencil still life; Lindsey Parenteau, Gold Key Award, for her colored pencil work titled “Ready to Dance”; Julia Stevenson, Silver Key Award for a pencil portrait titled “Liz”, and Sierra Simpson, Honorable Mention, for her pencil portrait.
Gold Key award winners works are entered in the National Scholastic Art Awards Competition which takes place in the Spring.
Lindsey Parenteau, Grade 12. "Ready to Dance" (class 2011)
Monica Franceskino, Grade 12. still life (class of 2011)
Julia Stevenson, Grade 11. "Liz" (class of 2012)
Sierra Simpson, Grade 11. pencil portrait (class of 2012)