Museum showcasing student artwork
— More than 800 pieces of art fill the exhibit halls at the Academy Art Museum in Easton as part of the annual MidShore Student Art Exhibition.
The exhibit showcases the talent and creativity of kindergarten through high school students from Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties. The artwork will be available for visitors to view until Wednesday, April 4.
The showcase features a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been an Academy Art Museum tradition for more than 25 years, and it is the largest student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.
“This is our way of honoring the students in the community and all the talent that is in our region,” said Academy Art Museum ArtReach and Community Programs Director Constance Del Nero. “The school systems are great partners, and they do a great job of promoting art throughout a student’s educational career.
“This is a celebration of something wonderful,” she said. “The students are extremely talented. This is our biggest and favorite exhibit we do each year.”
The museum also picked the best art in a variety of categories.
This year’s 2018 Student Art Exhibition winners are as follows.
• Jessika Diggs, Queen Anne’s County High School (Assemblage Paper/Gold Wire)
• Elizabeth Scharch, St. Michaels High School (Graphite Lion)
• Natalie Jones, Queen Anne’s County High School (Mask)
• Joey Odenwald, Easton High School
(Asian Winter Scene)
• Emma Kelly, Sts. Peter and Paul High School (Oil Portrait of a Woman)
• Melissa Gill, Queen Anne’s County High School (Altered Book)
• Anna Maloney, Home School (Pastel Bat)
• Gabby Lambeth, Easton High School (Oil on Paper Portrait)
• Jordan LeCompte, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Indian Elephant Collage)
• Sheryl Collins, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Leaf to Fish Metamorphosis)
• Morgan Reeley, Easton High School (Bones of the Hand)
• Jessica Hagan, Queen
Anne’s County High
School (Bird with Skull
• Hannah Kerr, St. Michaels High School (Two Fish)
• Kelly Van Dyke, Queen Anne’s County High School (Triptych)
• Paige Friedman, Easton High School (Asian Landscape with Bird)
• Alison Ortel, St. Michaels High School (Batik Elephant)
• Emily Vanderlinden, Queen Anne’s County High School (Wire Hand)
• DaShawn James, Queen Anne’s County High School (Graphite Portrait)
• Caroline Lenkiewicz, St. Michaels High School (Batik Flowers).
The Academy Art Museum hanging team included Julia Alley, Glenda Dawson, Doug Fahrman, Elaine Gallagher, Carol Minarick, Boots Robinson and Theresa Schram. Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop supplied the awards for the exhibit.
The Academy Art Museum, located at 106 South Street in Easton, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The museum also is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Third Place: Jordan LeCompte, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School