Questar III’s Annual Juried High School Invitational Art Exhibit returned to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy for the 29th year. The annual exhibit features outstanding student artwork from schools in Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene Counties.

Students, families and teachers gathered at the Marvin Library Learning Commons Thursday evening for the opening reception of the exhibit, judged by Scott Hathaway, Chair of the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, and Digital Media Department. Hathway recognized the following students for their exceptional work:


Katya Cyrulik took home first place for “Losing Control”.

1st place (and a $100 Gift Certificate to Arlene’s Art Materials):
Katya Cyrulik, Hoosic Valley CSD
Losing Control

2nd place (and a $75 Gift Certificate):
Jessica Natter, Hoosic Valley CSD

3rd place (and a $50 Gift Certificate):
Isabella Sakolish, Ichabod Crane CSD

2nd Place in this years exhibit went to Jessica Natter of Hoosic Valley for “JAN”

Honorable Mention ($25 Gift Certificate):

Renee Parry (Hoosic Valley CSD): Visual Escape Painting 1

Alyssa Gagne (Cairo-Durham CSD): Fragility

Haley Hicks (Berlin CSD): The Gallantry of Grim

Jennifer Runyon (Taconic Hills CSD): Skeeter





This year’s exhibit runs through April 28 and features artwork from 13 local districts:

  • Averill Park
  • Berlin
  • Brunswick
  • Cairo-Durham
  • Coxsackie-Athens
  • East Greenbush
  • Greenville
  • Hoosic Valley
  • Ichabod Crane
  • New Lebanon
  • Rensselaer
  • Taconic Hills
  • Troy

The Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit began in 1989 to encourage the development and exchange of arts programming for schools in the region.  Over the years, the exhibit was held at the Questar III offices in Castleton, the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, and WMHT Studios in North Greenbush.   The program was also designed to encourage student participation in our schools’ arts programming, to provide students with authentic feedback on their artistic endeavors and to promote strong, public support of the arts in our schools.

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