AVPA Artists Win Gold Awards

AVPA Artists Win Gold Awards

We are proud to announce 15 AVPA Art students and 1 AVPA Film student from The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) have been recognized with multiple Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention Awards for their exceptional talent in the visual arts from the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. AVPA Art 9th grader, Lacey Burns, also won a Silver Key for her poem, “An Elegy For Life”.

All “Gold Key” winners recognize the highest level of achievement for their individual work in visual art. Brennan Elliott, Isabella Chardiet, and Juliana Zamora will now continue to compete at the national level in New York City for further scholarship consideration.

Sophomore AVPA artist, Brennan Elliott, expresses his accomplishment by saying, “I am honored to receive this award. I put a lot of time, effort, and work into my painting and I am grateful to be recognized by this competition.”

Senior, Isabella Chardiet, AVPA Film and Drawing and Painting student explains her feelings on winning a Gold Key, “Scholastic Art has a familiar and warm place in my heart as my family is deeply rooted in its history. I wish my grandma Bernice Chardiet was alive to see “Betsy” honored in this way. I had no idea that my self expression could be considered for such a prestigious award. Thank you with all my heart for making me feel that my art is valid.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a nation-wide arts and writing competition open to all high school students across the nation. Scholastic Art and Writing strives to identify talented high school artists and writers from all over the United States. Through the competition, students are given opportunities in exhibition, publication, scholarships and exposure on the national level. Over 330,000 works of art are submitted every year in 17 different categories for visual art. This competition recognizes students at the regional and national levels and is known widely by premier artistic institutions and colleges. Please congratulate the following students for their award winning works of art.

Sara Alamillo: Silver Key in Painting

Ana Belcher: Silver Key in Drawing & Illustration

Isabella Bustanoby: Silver Key and Honorable Mention in Painting

Camille Ceugniet: Silver Key in Drawing & Illustration

Isabella Chardiet: Gold Key in Sculpture

Alison Chew: Honorable Mention in Digital Art and Drawing & Illustration and Painting

Brennan Elliott: Gold Key in Painting

Camila Fernandez: Silver Key in Photography and Honorable Mention in Drawing & Illustration

Maya Glorioso: Honorable Mention in Digital Art

Siena Nellis: Silver Key in Drawing & Illustration

Sophie Nelson: Silver Key in Photography

Brendan O’Brien: Honorable Mention in Photography

Rebecca Rottenberg: Silver Key in Painting

Isobel Stucky: 2 Honorable Mentions in Photography

Alyssa Uyeda: Silver Key in Photography

Juliana Zamora: Gold Key in Drawing & Illustration and Honorable Mention in Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention in Photography, Honorable Mention in Art Portfolio


  1. AVPA Artists and Their Award Winning Artwork

  1. AVPA Artists and Their Award Winning Artwork

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