Beaumont School students honored with Scholastic Art awards
Six Beaumont School students have garnered seven awards in the annual Cuyahoga County Scholastic Art Competition, which recognizes outstanding regional student artists in grades 7–12. Beaumont students won one gold key, two silver keys and four honorable mentions, with gold key artwork moving on to the national Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in New York City later this year.
Alexa Abounader ’16 won a gold key for her painting Blue Breeze, and also received an honorable mention for another painting. Rachel Bauman ’16 won a silver key for her painting Fat Food, as did Brooke DiPasquale '16 for her ceramic piece, Coil Pot. Claire Cary ’17, Elizabeth Poland ’16 and Annie Reagan ’16 earned honorable mentions for their work. Bauman is a resident of University Heights, and DiPasquale and Cary are residents of Cleveland Heights.
Five of the six students are members of Beaumont’s studio art program—a rigorous curriculum that spans all four years of the student’s time at Beaumont, arming students with an extensive portfolio that they can use for college admissions or to seek job opportunities after graduation from Beaumont.
More than 500 pieces of regional art in various mediums were chosen for local exhibition from more than 2,000 entries. Those pieces are being exhibited to the public at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery, Jan. 13–29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; and 1–5 p.m. on Sundays.
Anna Beyerle is the public relations and marketing manager at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.