25th Annual Congressional Art Show

Congressman Seth Moulton, Grand Prize Winner Aiden Heney, and President Kurt T. Steinberg

Aiden Heney of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School won the Grand Prize in the 25th Sixth District Congressional High School Art Competition at Montserrat College of Art. A ceremony to present the awards was held in the college’s Montserrat Gallery March 23. The annual event is hosted by Montserrat for Congressman Seth Moulton, and student winners were presented with certificates and nearly $20,000 in scholarships for Montserrat’s Pre-College Summer Program.

Aidan’s work will be sent to Washington DC for a June reception with the winners of all other Congressional District Competitions from across the US. It will be on display for one year.

The exhibit included more than 115 pieces from 23 different public and private high schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as home-schooled students. The exhibition was juried by John C. Archer, Artist, President, Danvers Art Association, Danielle M. Olsen, Art & Nature Center Creative Producer, Peabody Essex Museum, and Rosalie Sidoti, Artist, Graduate Program Advisor, Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Former high school art educator.

View the event gallery here

The full list of awards include:

GRAND PRIZE      
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Aiden Heney Grade 12 “Sucked Back In”

 

FIRST PRIZE      
Manchester-Essex Regional High School Hannah Burnett Grade 11 “Woe”
SECOND PRIZE      
Masconomet High School Erica Ding Grade 10 “Dark vs. Light”

 

THIRD PRIZE      
Reading Memorial High School Megan Coram Grade 12 “Birdhouse”

 

 

Honorable Mention      
Andover High School Amanda McHardy Grade 12 “Half a Glass”
Beverly High School Laurel Fielder Grade 12 “Boat on Vineyard Waters”
Danvers High School Jackson Desmond Grade 11 “Ephemeral Entry Part 2”
Landmark School

 

Keandra Finn Grade 10 “Self-Portrait”
Manchester-Essex Regional High School Margareta H. Taraska Grade 12 “Tea Time”
North Reading High School Oli Grabar Grade 10 “Continuous Line Self-Portrait”
St. John’s Preparatory School Liam V. Gildea Grade 12 “High Tide”

 

 

Best of School      
The Academy at Penguin Hall Auden Muchnik Grade 10 “Hear Me!”
Amesbury High School

 

Kenny Bailey Grade 11 “Two Times”
Andover High School

 

Eileen Jih Grade 10 “Tranquil Mind”
Beverly High School Paula Rodriguez Grade 11 “Blue’s Shadow”
Billerica High School Claudia Hadley Grade 10 “Exposed”
Bishop Fenwick High School Colton Richie Grade 11 “I Made This on Fry Day”
Danvers High School Cassandra Prentiss Grade 12 “Rambutan Madness”
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

 

Aiden Heney Grade 12 “Sucked Back In”
Ipswich High School Faith Powers Grade 12 “APH Penguin Podcast Logo”
Landmark School

 

Elijah Kline Grade 10 “Self-Portrait”
Lynn Classical High School

 

Aysit Tashkin Grade 12 “Bloom”
Lynn English High School Judy Nao Grade 12 “Madness in my Pendant”
Manchester-Essex Regional High School Hannah Burnett Grade 11 “Woe”
Marblehead High School Sophie Ayers Grade 10 “Plight of the Bumblebees”
Masconomet High School Erica Ding Grade 10 “Dark vs. Light”
Newburyport High School Katherine Mead Grade 12 “Morning Sun”
North Andover High School

 

Bryan Wu Grade 10 “Blurry Vision”
North Reading High School

 

Griffin May Grade 11 “Arugula”
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Alyssa Saraceni Grade 12 “On the Line”
Reading Memorial High School

 

Megan Coram Grade 12 “Birdhouse”
St. John’s Preparatory School

 

Yuzhe Tian Grade 10 “In Perpetuity”
St. Mary’s School Trish Dinh Grade 11 “Undefined Features”
Triton Regional High School Allie Hawkes Grade 12 “Crash”

 

 

 

 

CONTACT
Jo Broderick
jo.broderick@montserrat.edu
978.867.9613

Click here to see photos from the 2018 Closing Reception and Award Ceremony.

Click here to see photos from the 2017 Closing Reception and Award Ceremony.

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