Archmere Art Students Sweep Scholastic Art Competition for a Third Year in a Row!

For the third consecutive year, Archmere won more individual awards and more Gold Key awards than any school in the state of Delaware at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards Show! Seventy-one Archmere Academy Students Recognized with 142 awards in 11 art and design categories including 4 Portfolio awards.
On the 100th anniversary of the nation’s most prestigious high school competition for art and design, seventy-one Archmere Academy art students won recognition for their fine art accomplishments in the 2023 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art. Student work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Gold Key awards represent the top 5% of work entered into each category, and Silver Keys represent the top 10%. All Gold Key award winning work now advances to the national level of the competition, where students will be eligible for additional scholarships, exhibition, and publication opportunities.

Please peruse the impressive slideshow of art awards here

What’s Next for Award Winners:
A pre-recorded awards video presentation will be publicly released on February 12th
American Vision Art Award Decisions: Friday, January 20th, 2023 (American Visions are the pieces recognized as the Top 5 works in the state of DE, one will be the National American Visions Winner for Delaware, Top 50 in US)
An exhibit of Gold Key award winning work will be displayed at the Arts Center Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Presentation and Exhibition
The Awards presentation will be created in a virtual video released on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
The Gold Key Awards Art & Writing Exhibition will be live January 23-February 11, 2023. The exhibition will include a special exhibition component celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. The exhibit will be held at Delaware State University's ACG (Arts Center Gallery) in Dover, Delaware.

Exhibition Hours:
 -  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00am-4:00pm
 -  Thursdays (1/26, 2/2 & 2/9): 10:00am-6:00pm
 -  Saturdays (1/28, 2/4 & 2/11): 12:00pm-4:00pm
 -  Please note that the ACG is closed on Mondays.

All pieces awarded a Gold Key at the regional (state level) are then advanced to the national level for additional awards, exhibition, publication, and scholarship opportunities. National Medalists are typically announced in March. 

Archmere Academy 2022 Scholastic Art Awards by Category:

Portfolio Category: 4 Awards
A series of 6 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.
- Patch Shields ’23, Gold Portfolio Award
- Helen Qi ’23, Silver Portfolio Award
- Chinwendu Emedoh ’23, Silver Portfolio Award
- Kelsey Joyce ’23, Merit Portfolio Award

Photography: 9 Awards
Images captured by either an analog or digital camera.

- Andres Ramos ‘25, Gold Key, Silver Key, Merit Award
- Hanna Stewart ‘24, Silver Key
- Gyneth Ratsep ‘24, Merit Award
- Jonathan Leonardo ‘24, Merit Award (2)
- Nicholas Mariano ‘24, Merit Award
- Alex Passehl ‘24, Merit Award

Design: 8 Awards
Art created for commercial or applied purposes. This includes graphic design work that has a defined use such as advertising or communications.

- Adam Hartman ‘23, Gold Key
- Caeli McAlanon ‘25, Gold Key
- Chi Chi Emedoh ‘23, Silver Key
- Duke Hodlofski ‘23, Merit Award
- Arlene Chiu ‘25, Merit Award
- Caroline Berl ‘23, Merit Award
- Gwyneth Ratsep ‘25, Merit Award
- Holly Hayes ‘23, Merit Award

Editorial Cartoon: 3 Awards
A drawing or illustration, series of artworks, or animated short films (no longer than 60 seconds) that offers commentary or criticism on current events or political topics.

- Grace Yang ‘25, Gold Key
- Reid Shields ‘23, Silver Key
- Billi Roman ‘25, Merit Award

Architecture & Industrial Design: 5 Awards
Building designs, landscape designs, interior designs, urban plans, or product designs. Can include 2D work such as hand-drawn sketches, computer-aided designs, blueprints, and floor plans, or 3D work such as handmade or 3D printed scale models, maquettes, or prototypes. Includes industrial design, plans for or models of structures, environments, systems, or products.

- Abby Garcia ‘23, Gold Key
- Cassidy Fanning ‘25, Gold Key
- Alanah Weaver ‘23, Silver Key
- Sarah Puppio ‘23, Silver Key
- Holly Hayes ‘23, Silver Key

Fashion Design: 8 Awards
Articles of clothing or fashion accessories other than jewelry (which should be submitted to the Jewelry category).

- Holly Hayes ‘23, Gold Key
- Caroline Berl ‘23, Silver Key
- Chi Chi Emedoh ‘23, Silver Key
- Alanah Weaver ‘23, Silver Key
- Audrey Mahoney ‘23, Merit Award
- Abby Garcia ‘23, Merit Award
- Kelsey Joyce ‘23, Merit Award
- Carina Rappucci ‘23, Merit Award

Drawing & llustration: 30 Awards
Art that is composed of marks made with a manual or mechanical instrument on a two-dimensional surface. Drawings include all renderings made by an instrument on a surface and may include formal, realistic, and/or abstract imagery. Illustrations are works that graphically depict a concept or subject. Either drawings or drawn illustrations may be submitted to this category.

- Helen Qi ‘23, Gold Key (2)
- Grace Yang ‘25, Gold Key
- Carrie Wiig ‘24, Gold Key
- Jane Chen ‘24, Gold Key, Silver Key, Merit Award
- Kaia Yalamanchili ‘24, Gold Key (2), Silver Key, Merit Award
- Valentina Ramos ‘26, Gold Key
- Bella Hughes ‘24, Silver Key
- Emily Juarez ‘26, Silver Key, Merit Award
- Rebecca Wang ‘26, Silver Key, Merit Award
- Kelsey Joyce ‘23, Silver Key (2)
- Justin Flenner ‘24, Merit Award
-  Katie Benson ‘23, Merit Award
- Michael Mallozzi ‘26, Merit Award
- David Cui ‘24, Merit Award
- Caeli McAlanon ‘25, Merit Award
- Sophia Chen ‘24, Merit Award
- Nicole Tsaganos ‘26, Merit Award
- Patch Shields ‘23, Merit Award
- Nate Bustard ‘23, Merit Award
- Jace Walker ‘25, Merit Award
- Caden Cole McKinney ‘26, Merit Award

Digital Art: 9 Awards
Computer-generated artwork, or artwork captured digitally and heavily collaged or manipulated to produce a new image. The production of digital art relies heavily upon computer software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, or other graphics editing programs.

- Grace Yang ‘25, Gold Key
- Danielle Keenan ‘26, Gold Key, Merit Award
- Audrey Zhou ‘26, Gold Key
- Abby Garcia ‘23, Merit Award
- Patch Shields ‘23, Merit Award (3)
- Natalie Skelly ‘25, Merit Award

Mixed Media: 11 Awards
Art made from more than one medium, usually with a three-dimensional element.

- Leo Bergez ‘25, Gold Key
- Roisin Liew ‘24, Gold Key
- Grace Yang ‘25, Gold Key
- Camilo Alvarez ‘24, Gold Key
- Arlene Chiu ‘25, Silver Key
- Bella Hughes ‘24, Silver Key
- CC Kittila ‘26, Silver Key
- Alexis Castrejon ‘24, Merit Award
- Grace Yang ‘25, Merit Award
- Kaia Yalamanchili ’24, Merit Award
- Megan Fiss ‘26, Merit Award

Ceramics & Glass: 10 Awards
Handcrafted objects made from ceramics or glass.

- Lyla Bell ‘25, Gold Key
- Michael Ciampoli ‘23, Gold Key, Silver Key, Merit Award
- Kasey Palma ‘25, Gold Key
- Riley Slowik ‘23, Gold Key
- Lauren Rendel ‘25, Silver Key
- Rheanna Asiyo ‘24, Merit Award
- Danielle Higbee ‘25, Merit Award
- Kayla Keenan ‘25, Merit Award

Printmaking: 3 Awards
Work made by transferring ink from one prepared surface (plate, screen, etc.) onto paper or another flat surface.

- Roisin Liew ‘24, Silver Key
- Maddie Priest ‘24, Merit Award
- Claire McGonigle ‘24, Merit Award

Painting: 31 Awards
Art created by applying pigment to a two-dimensional surface.

- Rheanna Asiyo ‘24, Gold Key
- Helen Qi ‘23, Gold Key, Merit Award
- Meredith Victoria ‘25, Gold Key, Silver Key
- Kaia Yalamanchili ‘24, Gold Key
- Liz Xu ‘24, Gold Key
- Grace Yang ‘25, Gold Key (2), Merit Award
- Kelsey Joyce ‘23, Gold Key (4), Silver Key (2)
- Sophia Chen ‘24, Silver Key
- Jane Willin ‘24, Silver Key
- Carrie Wiig ‘24, Silver Key
- Victoria Eastment ‘24, Silver Key
- Jace Walker ‘25, Silver Key
- Megan Foster ‘24, Silver Key
- Sabrina Saggese ‘24, Silver Key, Merit Award (2)
- Katie Benson ‘23, Merit Award
- Alex Bogey ‘24, Merit Award
- Grace Chen ‘24, Merit Award (2)
- Elizabeth Maher ‘24, Merit Award
- Audrey Mahoney ‘23, Merit Award

Sculpture: 6 Awards
Three-dimensional art objects created by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques that can have interactive qualities.

- Arlene Chiu ‘25, Silver Key
- Adam Hartman ‘23, Silver Key
- Rheanna Asiyo ‘24, Merit Award
- Henry Weinig ‘23, Merit Award
- Liz Xu ‘24, Merit Award
- Audrey Mahoney ‘23, Merit Award

Congratulations to all of our amazing Archmere Artists & Designers!
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.