RHS art students earn honors at Artfest

ArtFestSenior art student Elise Schierbeek, received the grand prize in the Third Congressional District High School Art Competition, Artfest 2013. As the grand prize winner, Elise and the chaperone of her choice will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremonies of the national exhibition, “An Artistic Discovery” on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Elise’s award-winning art work titled “Legal Adult” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. In addition, as the first-prize winner, she will be eligible to receive an Artistic Honors Scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Artfest Awards Ceremony was held at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on April 20, 2013. The award-winning piece is an acrylic painting depicting a teenager’s angst upon reaching adulthood and leaving his careless days behind him. Upon receiving her award from Congressman Amash, Elise said, “Thank you, Congressman Amash and jurors. I am so honored by and grateful for this award. It means a lot for me to be able to see my work shown in D.C. this summer. It’s very exciting.” Elise and her family are looking forward to the celebration in June.

Another Rockford Art Student, Nora Fitzgerald, received an Honorable Mention for her piece titled “Hoot.” Part of this award included a special recognition from the Kent Intermediate School District of a $100 prize and the opportunity to have her piece purchased as part of their permanent collection.

Art-Comp-WinnerNora is currently a junior and is looking forward to entering this contest again next year.


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