Miranda Casey (Coxsackie-Athens CSD) won first place for her work “Untitled”, a paper and clay mask.

Questar III’s 30th Annual Juried High School Art Exhibit returned to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and once again showcased exceptional student artwork from schools in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties.

Students, families and teachers gathered at the Marvin Library Learning Commons Thursday May 2 for the opening reception of the exhibit. Arlene Sampson, retired Questar III Arts in Education Specialist served as this year’s guest juror. Sampson recognized all the students for their outstanding work and presented awards to the following students for placing in the top three or receiving an honorable mention.

“Untitled” (paper and clay)
Miranda Casey (Coxsackie-Athens CSD)

1st Place (and a $100 gift certificate to Arlene’s Art Materials):
Miranda Casey, Coxsackie-Athens CSD

2nd Place (and a $75 gift certificate):
Katya Cyrulik, Hoosic Valley CSD

3rd Place (and a $50 gift certificate):
Emily Schafer, New Lebanon CSD

Honorable Mention (and a $25 gift certificate):

  • Franki Farano (Berlin CSD), untitled #5
  • Jenny Runyon (Taconic Hills CSD), untitled
  • Amy Smith (Taconic Hills CSD), Pest Control
  • Abby Tefoe (Troy CSD), Bridges

The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display until May 17. It features artwork from students in 12 local districts:

  • Averill Park
  • Berlin
  • Brunswick
  • Cairo-Durham
  • Coxsackie-Athens
  • 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 Arts 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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