Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy


The National Awards for Scholastic were just released – Nicklaus Kuntzman’s Self Portrait, which was Gold here, went Silver on the National scale!

The National Awards list combines writing and visual art, so I had to look carefully. Here is a link: (we are on page 176)

Here is a link to what he does next – not sure if it will load on your screen

I suspect Nickolaus will start receiving lots of mail and even offers from art colleges!
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Freshman Artist Wins Best of Show!

Each year, The University of Memphis’ Art Education department has a unique art exhibit featuring the work of Art Educators and their students. Teachers submit one of their own artworks, and an artwork of a male student and a female student, that represent the concept of “Reflections”.

I chose Claire’s self -portrait to represent us in the exhibit, and she won BEST IN SHOW out of 18 schools represented!!! I plan to share this news today in class.

There is a reception and ceremony to honor Claire and all students who participated. The reception is this Tuesday afternoon at 4 pm at the University of Memphis’ Fogleman Gallery. Your family and friends are all invited to attend.

The Gallery is located inside the Art and Communications building, which faces Central Avenue. You can park in the student lot across the street, or in the garage (for $3 an hour), which is located on Innovation St., right off Central.
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Congratulations to of our Academy Art students for receiving Scholastic Art Awards!

This is an annual national art contest and it is extremely competitive, putting students on the radar to be recruited by Colleges, often with partial scholarships or even full rides. The highest award is a Golden Key, followed by Silver Keys, and then Honorable Mentions.

The Academy won 22 awards! Please join with me in congratulating the following students!
Madison Abernathy -  2 honorable mentions for Photography;
Katie Dowell - 1 Gold Key for Digital Art, 1 Silver Key for drawing, and 3 honorable mentions for painting;
Maria Gonzalez- 1 Gold Key for Photography;
Kaylee Haptonstall- 1 Honorable Mention for Photography;
Nick Kuntzman- 1 Gold Key for Self Portrait;
Claire LaPorte- 1 honorable mention for Self Portrait;
Bridget Murphy- 1 Silver Key for Digital Art;
Amber Titus- 1 Honorable Mention for Self Portrait;
Madeline Wright- 1 Silver Key for Photography;
Nyla Wolf- 1 Silver Key for Self Portrait;
Jadah Wilson- 1 Silver Key for Digital Art-Self Portrait;
Olivia Williams- 5 Silver Keys for Photography, Painting and Self Portrait, and 4 Honorable Mentions for photography, mixed media, and drawing!

All Gold Key art will be submitted to participate at the national awards level.
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