Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Susan Smith

Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2019

Congratulations to the 17 students from Mercy’s Art Department who won 28 awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.


Several Mercy students won gold keys (first place) and their pieces will compete in New York for national awards in March. These students are: Avalon Barr (one gold key in drawing), Sophia Bellisario (one gold key in photography), Lili Omilian (one gold key in photography), Sojourner Posch (one gold key in mixed media), Aja Underwood (one gold key in digital art), and Katie Wildern (two gold keys in digital art and one gold key in drawing).

The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received nearly 6,300 individual entries and 229 senior portfolios from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Jurors selected 1109 individual category works to receive gold key, silver key, and honorable mention awards. 16 gold key portfolios were selected from 229 submitted.

Regional winning entries will be on display in the exhibit at the College for Creative Studies, Walter B. Ford II Building from Monday, February 11th – Friday, March 1st. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The regional ceremony for Oakland County Private schools will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theater of the Detroit Institute of Arts. To see a list of all winners, click here: Lists of winners

Avalon Barr '19 Drawing - Gold Key; Drawing - Silver Key

Sophia Bellisario '19 Photography - Gold Key

Camille Compton '20 Photography - Silver Key; Photography - Silver Key

Bridget D’Amore '20 Photography - Silver Key

Cassandra Gursin '21 Photography - Silver Key; Photography - Silver Key

Lily Hargrave-Thomas '20 Design - Honorable Mention

Gabrielle Ibrahim '20 Photography - Silver Key

Madeline Keuten '20 Photography - Silver Key

Katie Kim '21 Sculpture - Silver Key

Lili Omilian '20 Photography - Gold Key

Pepiot Posch '20 Drawing - Honorable Mention

Sojourner Posch '19 Mixed Media - Gold Key; Photography - Silver Key

Victoria Schmitz '19 Sculpture - Silver Key

Faye Storck '20 Fashion - Honorable Mention

Aja Underwood '19 Digital Art - Gold Key

Katherine Wildern '19 Digital Art - Gold Key; Drawing - Gold Key; Digital Art - Gold Key; Drawing - Honorable Mention; Digital Art - Honorable Mention; Photography - Honorable Mention; Digital Art - Silver Key; Photography - Silver Key

Alexa Zydeck '21 Digital Art - Honorable Mention