Congratulations to seniors Morgan Herb, Katie Ryan, McKenna Barker and Gabby Istenes for having their artwork juried into the Scholastic 144 competition at Shippensburg University. Their work, which could not exceed a combined 144 inches (hence the name of the competition), will be on display at the Kaufmann Gallery from November 5th through the 12th, and will be featured afterwards on their web gallery until March 1st.
Morgan's work, which was created in watercolor, depicts a young woman with her tongue tied--a nod to her childhood experience of having a speech impediment. Katie's colorful gouache work depicts a scene from the Smoky Mountains, which is where she vacationed this past summer. McKenna's oil pastel art is a moody, blue-hued introspective self portrait. Gabby also created a brightly-colored self portrait with colored pencils that depicts her favorite things, such as swimming, flowers and butterflies.
The students, who are all seniors, will have a chance to compete against other Pennsylvania and Maryland students to win awards up to $1,000.