Student artists from the BAY ranked high in awards in this year's 2017 Connecticut Junior Federal Duck Stamp Competition! The contest, sponsored by the Connecticut Waterfowl Association, awarded 12 students the ribbons and certificates for their entries. Submissions are judged on accuracy and originality in depicting migratory waterfowl with special attention to duck anatomy, unique features, appropriate habit and artistic skill! Congratulations to our winners!
Sarah Huang, an 8th grader new to the BAY this year, made front page news in the Lyme Times for her winning poster. Her art teacher at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, Thelma Halloran, encourages her students to compete in this contest, sponsored by the Lion’s Club every year, to use their art skills to promote peace in the world. You can see the article and Sarah’s beautiful poster on the Lyme Times website:
Recently, BAY students have been learning about the importance of arts advocacy. Thank you to art teacher Ms. Halloran as well as the Day staff member Kimberly Drelich and photographer Tim Cook for promoting the importance of art education for young people.
Every February and March, students from Niantic’s Barn for Artistic Youth participate in the Connecticut Junior Federal Duck Stamp Competition.
All entries must depict original renditions of migratory waterfowl with special attention to duck anatomy, characteristic features and appropriate habitat in addition to artistic merit. BAY students have been competing in this contest since 2004, improving their skills in composition, drawing and painting each year. The competition is especially valuable to high school students because they experience the demands that come with producing commercial art for a client, under a deadline, that must meet specific criteria.
Elizabeth Bauman won a Gold Key Award and an $80,000.00 scholarship to the Hartford Art School for her 8-piece senior portfolio. Elizabeth received the scholarship and her Gold Key at the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards ceremony, held on 25 January, 2014, at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center in West Hartford. This is the largest merit scholarship ever earned by a BAY artist; congratulations Elizabeth!