Shaker Heights High School Art Students are Top Award Winners in the Region

December 26, 2018—Art students from Shaker Heights High School earned more awards than any other local high school in both the Scholastic Art Competition and in the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions Art program. Seventy-six student works received awards in the Scholastic Art Competition, a regional and national competition recognizing art that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision (jjmp to a list of Scholastic Art Award-winners). Seven students earned awards in the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions Art program, an educational initiative that engages middle and high school students in the creative exploration of science and medicine (jump to a list of eXpressions award-winners). View a slideshow of all the winning artwork here

In the Scholastic Art competition, Shaker students earned an American Visions Award, 19 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys and 36 Honorable Mentions. The students also won five Portfolio Awards, including one Gold, two Silver and two Honorable Mentions. Students who received Gold Keys will automatically be considered for national awards.

The awards ceremony for Gold Key winners will be held on Saturday, January 19 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. An exhibition of all winning artwork will be on display January 19 through February 1 at The Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Galleries. 

In the eXpressions Art program, Shaker student works were among the more than 1,400 art, language, and math projects from 52 schools submitted as a part of eXpressions. A panel of art and science professionals used four criteria to evaluate each art submission: interpretation, presentation, creativity, and initiative. The pieces selected by the judges were awarded four levels of special recognition: Blue Ribbon, Red Ribbon, White Ribbon, and Honorable Mention.

Award-winning projects will be displayed in the 2019 eXpressions Art, Language, and Math eXhibition at the Great Lakes Science Center. The opening, including a formal program and reception, will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Participating teachers in eXpressions include Karen Mehling-DeMauro, Kathleen Fleming and Christina Stouffer. Congratulations to all our award winners!

Scholastic Art Award Winners
Gold Key Awards

Aaliyah Bell
Adele The Kitten
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Jaia Briggs
Ebonee
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Kayla Bryant
Dooder
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Miles Callahan
Self Portrait 1 
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Miles Callahan
Reflective Protection
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro  

Miles Callahan
Self Portrait
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Lara DeVito
Unmasked
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Kaiya Figueroa
Addiction
Ceramics & Glass
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Christina Stouffer

Sydney Finley
Intertwined
Ceramics & Glass
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Christina Stouffer

Shekinah Hooper
Motherland
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro
Gold Key, American Visions Nominee

Maria Maldonado
In The Mirror
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro  

Maria Maldonado
secure in my insecurities
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Grace McCormack
More Red than Blue
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Jameelah Perdue
Purity
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Maya Peroune
Unrestrained
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Emilia Richter
Still Life
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Cole Wade
Stigma
Printmaking
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Aaliyah Williams
Diametrically Opposed
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Wendy Ye
Superdog
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Silver Key
Oriana Anderson
Reflection
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Oriana Anderson
Flatware
Architecture & Industrial Design
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Aaliyah Bell
I Told You I'm Fine
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Evan Forsyth
Haphephobia
Ceramics & Glass
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Gabrielle Holt
No Angel
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Gabrielle Holt
Swim Good
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming  

Shekinah Hooper
African Paradise
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Stella Hubbard
Interconnected Health
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Nicholas Lorenzo
Cutlery
Design
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Isaac Moore
Jam
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Jameelah Perdue
Nature at its finest Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Nazeeha Rios
Brush
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Shannon Rodgers
Shimmering Hope
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

JC Talbott-Shere
Bruised
Ceramics & Glass
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Christina Stouffer

Maria Maldonado
Wash Your Face!
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

JC Talbott-Shere
Versus
Sculpture
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Christina Stouffer

Cole Wade
Materialism
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Cole Wade
Queer
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Wendy Ye
Madison
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Wendy Ye
Heroes
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Honorable Mention
Leah Albers
African Art Deco Earrings
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Hannah Clare Assel
Byzantine Era Choker
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Jaia Briggs
Self Love
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Miles Callahan
Memories
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Asher Caruso
Ukulele
Sculpture
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Lara DeVito
Hair Salon
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Lara DeVito
Me vs. Life, Life, & Life
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Lara DeVito
The Treehouse
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Lara DeVito
The Scream
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring  

Lara DeVito
Gaze
Drawing and Illustration Shaker Heights High School
Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Lara DeVito
Friendships
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Anne Domingo
Who Am I?
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kristina Walter

Simone Harris
The Victorian Era
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro  

Gabrielle Holt
Summer's Dead 
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Gabrielle Holt
Last Day of Summer
Art Portfolio
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming  

Stella Hubbard
Victorian Choker
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Emma Hunter
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sculpture
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro  

Faith Jalango
Self Portrait
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

Faith Jalango
Still Life
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Meryl Haring

L Joachimsmeyer-Gordon 
Inktober Day 4: Spell (Cult)
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kristina Walter

Nicholas Lorenzo
Mouse Ring
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Maria Maldonado
maximum strength benzoyl peroxide
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Maria Maldonado
My Parents
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Alice Markey
Mary Poppins Flatware
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Alice Markey
POTS
Jewelry
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Alona Miller
Overlooking Green Lake
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kristina Walter

Charlie Murlin
Train station
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Claire Ockner
Anger
Painting
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Celia Pelfrey
Muscles
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro 

Celia Pelfrey
Human Deliquesce
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Maya Peroune
Beyond The Fence
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Ritcher Sia
Helping Hand
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

David Vahey
Michigan Stars
Photography
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kathleen Fleming

Abigail Walicke
Windows to the Soul
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Keaf Holliday

Leticia Wuthrich
Landscape Charcoal Drawing
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Kristina Walter

Wendy Ye
Figure Drawing
Drawing and Illustration
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Wendy Ye
Yellow Peril Supports Black Power
Digital Art
Shaker Heights High School Educator: Karen Mehling-DeMauro

Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions Art Winners
Red Ribbon
Oriana Anderson, Love's Bond 
Jaia Briggs, Become Another Statistic?
Miles Callahan, Disconnected

White Ribbon
Evan Forsyth, Living Corpse
Hannah Assel, Sickled Brain
Celia Pelfrey, Osseous Obtrusion
Claire Ockner, Flatline

Disconnected, Miles Callahan Become Another Statistic?, Jaia Briggs Sickled Brain, Hannah Assel Living Corpse, Evan Forsyth Play With My Anxiety, Emma Hunter Flatline, Claire Ockner Osseous Obtrusion, Celia Pelfrey Love's Bond, Oriana Anderson Adele The Kitten, Aaliyah Bell Self Portrait, Miles Callahan More Red than Blue, Grace McCormack Dooder, Kayla Bryant Superdog, Wendy Ye Still Life, Emilia Richter Diametrically Opposed, Aaliyah Williams secure in my insecurities, Maria Maldonado In the Mirror, Maria Maldonado Stigma, Cole Wade Unmasked, Lara DiVito Self Portrait 1, Miles Callahan Reflective Protection, Miles Callahan Motherland, Shekinah Hooper Unrestrained, Maya Peroune Purity, Jameela Perdue Ebonee, Jaia Briggs Addiction, Kaiya Figueroa Intertwined, Sydney Finley
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