The floor of the Commons at Education Village was covered with paintings, drawings and sketches as jurors decided which artwork was worthy of moving on to the State VASE Competition.
Afterwards, the Visual and Performing Arts Department announced that 22 Clear Creek ISD students received a superior rating at the Visual Art Scholastic Event regional and area competitions Feb. 7, and will be advancing to the State VASE competition.
The Texas Art Education Association has sponsored the Visual Art Scholastic Event — the only art event of its kind in the nation — since 1994. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to their regional event, where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard-based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork.
Only academically eligible high school students in grades 9-12 from throughout Texas can participate in VASE.
Jurors assess each work of art for originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for visual art, and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent. Works that receive a superior rating at region are juried again at the area competition. Area medalists advance to the state competition. Region 4 South had 2,210 total entries, with only 106 works of art advancing to state.
CCISD’s 22 area medalists, listed below, will compete at the State VASE competition on April 24-25, 2015 in Dallas:
Clear Brook High– Akhila Janapati, Lauren Leduc, Vicky Nguyen and Daniela Paniagua, whose teacher was Alicia Moore; and Kelly Luong and Ana Rodriguez, whose teacher was Jeffrey Samp.
Clear Creek High — Trenton Allison (2 entries), Kirsten Bolender, Hannah Burwell, Kaitlyn Gothreaux, Monica Jackson, Samantha Pringle, Sabrina Shepherd and Sarah Wilson, whose teacher was Terri Foltz Fox; plus Jenan Taha, taught by Suzanne Lienhart.
Clear Falls High — Kari Langford, Faith Leskowitz and Stone Shulsky, students of Nina Makepeace;
Clear Lake High — Joann Chung, student of Candice Matthies;
Clear Springs High — Shayla Bowen and Kayeon Lee, students of Lisette McClung.