Source: Hometown Life
Author: O & E Media
Mercy High School Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners 2016
Students from Mercy High School did pretty well at art recently, with 12 of them grabbing a total of 39 awards in this year's Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.
Jinghan (Molane) Hu, Miranda Stano and Erin Tisdel earned special honors, with their portfolios making finalist status. They will compete in New York for talent scholarships. These three seniors also won 13 gold keys (first place) in the individual photography, drawing, painting, and mixed media contests. Their pieces will also compete in New York for national awards.
Jinghan Hu and Miranda Stano won two of the five elusive American Vision award nominations. The American Vision Award winners are chosen as the "Best of Show" from all of the artwork entered in this year's Southeastern Michigan Regional competition.
Each regional program across the country selects the five most outstanding works of art from their gold key recipients. These five young artists represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees. In spring, a national panel will select one of the nominated works from each region as the American Vision Award Recipient for 2016.
Jinghan's portfolio is also one of seven "best of show" portfolios that will be displayed as a whole at this year's exhibit at the College for Creative Studies.
The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received nearly 6000 individual entries and more than 300 senior portfolios from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
Jurors selected 1093 individual category works to receive gold key, silver key, and honorable mention awards. 90 gold key portfolios were selected from 300 submitted, seven were selected "Best of Show" and five Gold Key works were selected as American Vision Nominees. All Gold Key work will be judged at the national level in March.