An open letter to the school district community
Webb art students represent well at Congressional Exhibit
Dear Town of Webb UFSD Community:Studio Art and Drawing- Painting students have been busy creating stunning works of art over the first 30 weeks of the school year!
Eight students recently competed against 75 other artworks submitted from schools including Little Falls, Illion, Dolgeville, Poland, Mohawk, West Canada Valley, and Herkimer at the 13th Annual High School Congres-sional Art Exhibit.
The exhibit was held at the Cogar Gallery—Herkimer County Community College. The Opening Reception for this show was March 18, 2011.
Submitting artists Jacob Mitchell, Logan Faria, Jessica Menges, Jodi Bolton, Shelby Egnaczyk, Camry Liddle, Morgan Payne, and Kelsey Simpson represented the TOW brilliantly!
Their graphite pencil drawings were well received by the jurors and were of interest to their peers from other school districts. It is important for our young artists to experience the process involved with submitting and participating in a regional juried show.
Congratulations to Jessica Menges! Her drawing titled “Daisy” was 1 of 6 works selected at the show sponsored by Congressman Hanna to represent the 24th Congressional District of NYS in a regional competition at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute/ Pratt School in May.
If her piece is selected as the winner of this regional show it will then hang at the Nation’s Congressional Office in Washington D.C. for one year.
Jessica was recently accepted into the New York State Summer School of Visual Arts at Fredonia College.
We submitted a portfolio consisting of 10 drawings and after review by the NYSSSA committee they have asked Jess to attend their program this July.
Jess will have the opportunity to practice a variety of art mediums within Fredonia’s Art Studios under the direction of noted exhibiting artists/educators.
Thank you, all brave and creative participants.
Thank you, parents for allowing your children to partake in this Art Exhibition.
Thank you, Debra Burrington at the Gallery 3040 again for helping prepare and mat the students’ work for this show.
I look forward to submitting more work to shows of this tremendous caliber in the future.
I am incredibly proud of all my students and excited to see their artistic interest continually growing.
Mr. Fountain, Art Teacher
Town of Webb School