Awards and Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following visual arts students who have won Colorado Scholastic Art Awards.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, ages 13+.

In 2019, Colorado had over 6,000 pierces of art from approximately 2,200 students in the program. Submissions are adjudicated and selected works will go on display at the History Colorado Center, Colleen Fanning Art Advisory’s Chancery Building, and the Sie Center. Judges look for work that best exemplify originalitytechnical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, American Visions & Voices Nominations in the Spring of 2020 will be celebrated at the regional exhibition and Spring awards ceremonies. 

Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Special Awards. National Medalists will be recognized at at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020.

  • Piper Tribelhorn: “Thank God!” –Gold Key
  • Piper Tribelhorn: “Step by Step” –Gold Key
  • Liz McLaughlin: “Stapleton” –Silver Key
  • Parker Cavender: “Chase” –Gold Key
  • Arianna Richman: “Self-Portrait” –Gold Key
  • Zakary Friedland: “Landscape” –Silver Key
  • Zakary Friedland: “The Ball” –Gold Key
  • Davis Goodrich: “Finger Painting” –Honorable Mention
  • Brianna Grindrod: “Day of the Dead” –Gold Key
  • Els Bamberger: “Cinnamon Toast Crunch” –Gold Key,Best in Grade
  • Els Bamberger: “Reflections of Self” –Gold Key
  • Maya Bennett: “Bad Hair Day” –Gold Key
  • Annalyse Koelliker: “Wisps” –Gold Key
  • Greta Reynolds: “Towels” –Honorable Mention
  • McKenna Lewis: “Horse and Carrot” –Silver Key
  • Olivia Hanson: “Ruby” –Silver Key
  • Rohanna Hasselkus: “Crunch” –Gold Key
  • Rohanna Hasselkus: “Human Nature” –Gold Key
  • Antonia Pettis: “Isaac Newton” –Silver Key
  • Anneliese Rodriguez: “Bad Hair Day” –Honorable Mention
  • Maximilliano Vargas: “Self-Portrait” –Honorable Mention
  • Zita Kinney: “Picture Perfect” –Gold Key
  • Alana Seltsam: “Iz Plague!” –Gold Key
  • Tatiana Munoz: “Golden Gate” –Gold Key
  • Boone Olderman: “Dress Code” –Gold Key
  • Arianna McKinney: “Brothers” –Gold Key
  • McCall Phoenix: “Hide and Seek” –Gold Key
  • Lexi Lake: “Good Deal” –Gold Key
  • Sidney Stadelmann: “Remnants and Remorse” –Gold Key
  • Taylor Wherry-Rice: “CONTROL” –Silver Key
  • Jewell Nichols: “Gaia” –Gold Key
  • Avery Powell: “Knock First” –Gold Key
  • Avery Powell: “Church” –Silver Key
  • Owen Keith: “Subdivision Surface” –Honorable Mention
  • Nathan Feniak: “Untitled Wood” –Gold Key
  • Nathan Feniak: “Yellow Costume” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Our Virtual Pulse” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Etude of Time” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Tranquil” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Paper Dreams” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Disconnection” –Gold Key
  • Gina Kang: “Reaching for the Melting Pot” –Gold Key
  • Ben Sperber: “Art is Trash/Trash is Art” –Gold Key
  • Ben Sperber: “In Worship” –Gold Key
  • Chamuel Duran: “The Screech Machine” –Gold Key
  • Ben Fitzpatrick: “During Class” –Silver Key
  • Jordyn Shen: “Taking the Wheel” –Gold Key
  • Camryn Flood: “Strangle” –Gold Key
  • Hayden Brashear: “Allure” –Gold Key
  • Hayden Brashear: “Debilitation” –Honorable Mention
  • Corvo Cline: “Closer than they Appear” –Honorable Mention
  • Lorelei Gennett: “Land of Dreams” –Silver Key
  • Sarah Mason: “The Witch’s Cauldron” –Gold Key
  • Talia Sams: “Untitled” –Gold Key