STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford students will have their artwork displayed in the 40th annual High School Scholarship Show, put on by the Stamford Art Association beginning Sunday.
“We are extremely proud of our young student artists who have entered these very selective and competitive events,” Paul Cusano, Stamford School District fine art content leader, said in a news release. “Those who received recognition are among the top young artists in the state.”
The show is professionally juried, and winners come from 14 high schools throughout Fairfield County in five categories, the release said. The chosen students will receive cash, merchandise and scholarships to further pursue their art education, the release said.
“We encourage our students to enter these highly competitive contests because it validates the rigor of our curriculum and showcases the range and depth of talent in our district.” Cusano said in the release.
The following Stamford students were chosen:
First place: Ana Cuyun, Stamford High School, portfolio; Isabel Gomez, Stamford High School, drawing; Nicolas Mancheno, Stamford High School, print.
Second place: Pamela Marquez, Stamford High School, portfolio.
Honorable mention: Shira Yaari, Stamford High School, print.
The opening reception for the show is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes presenting the awards. Students may pick up their pieces from noon to 3 p.m. March 21-23.
The Stamford Art Association is at 39 Franklin St.