2018 HAAG Scholarship Winners!!
Each year the Guild and charitable patrons gather funds together and bestow a scholarship on a lucky high school senior headed to art college. This year, the results we so close, the applicants' portfolios and essays were all SO good that we decided to give three awards this year!! Here are our three lucky talented artists!
DeAnna Boyer earned the top score this year in the Art Guild's annual scholarship competition. A 2018 graduate of Bermudian Springs High School, she will attend the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL this fall.
While a student at Bermudian, DeAnna enrolled in the Product Design course. Students in this course propose, describe, analyze, and illustrate new products. Her teacher was so impressed with one design that he recommended she enter it in a statewide competition. Her product, an innovative approach to an airport security system, won first place, along with other awards.
DeAnna will major in Illustration at Ringling, and wants to become a storyboard or concept artist in the computer animation industry. Her ultimate dream is to work for Disney or Pixar. Ringling College of Art and Design is well known as a recruiting ground for these companies, so DeAnna will be in the right place, and the Arts Guild scholarship selection committee believes that she has the artistic skills and overall ability to excel as she works to reach her goals.
Dorothy Marquet finished in a virtual tie for second place in what may be the closest finish ever in our annual competition. She is certainly a deserving winner! A 2018 graduate of Bermudian Springs High School, she will attend Rochester Institute of Technology this fall, majoring in fine art photography.
In an essay she wrote about her art, Dorothy said: "In my photographs, paintings and drawings, I value intense color and movement." She cites the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh as an influence in her artistic vision. Dorothy also wrote about her goals to "travel often and establish a job in landscape and portrait photography. I want to tell a person's story and capture the history of a community through photographs."
In addition to photography, she plans to continue to study drawing and painting. The scholarship selection committee believes that Dorothy will thrive as she works toward her chosen career in art.
Sarah Lenker also tied for second in our Scholarship competition, and we are happy to include her among our winners!
A 2018 graduate of Bermudian Springs High School (Bermudian High has some talented ladies!), she will also be attending Rochester Institute of Technology this fall, and will be majoring in photojournalism!
In the essay she wrote for this competition, Sarah describes how she developed an appreciation for the importance of stories even as a young child. She says: "My love for stories is why I have chosen a career in photojournalism. When I look at the world around me, I see stories waiting to be told...telling [stories] has always been my one true passion." Sarah goes on to say that she feels a duty to "use my skills to give a voice to those who can't be heard, and those who go unnoticed by society."
The scholarship selection committee believes that Sarah, and Arts Guild member, has all the qualities needed to succeed as a student at RIT and in her chosen career!
37th Annual Student Show On Display Until March 23
Young artists are taking over the Art Downtown Gallery … at least for a few weeks!
Student artwork from 10 local schools will fill Art Downtown, the gallery of the Hanover Area Arts Guild, through March 23.
The 37th Annual School Student Show features two- and three-dimensional work by middle and high school students. The artwork is selected by the art teachers for inclusion in the show.
Eric Miller, who organizes the show for the Arts Guild, said it’s always high quality work.
“The art teachers have always challenged their students to explore new subjects and try different methods,” he said. “But, of course, you’ll still see the basics represented in the show, too. It’s a nice mix and a broad spectrum of art subjects, styles and media. It really showcases the students’ talents and imagination.”
Even so, it’s the human aspect of the event Miller finds important, something that is evident every year at the reception.
“It’s a family event as much as a school art event,” Miller explained. “Lots of families come in to see their children’s work,” he said, adding that for many students, it might be the only time their artwork will be displayed in a gallery. “That’s what I like best about this show and the reception,” the former teacher continued. “It’s exciting for the kids to have their work shown in a gallery, and it’s something that families can enjoy together.”
A reception is set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Art Downtown, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover.
The three-week show is a highlight of the year for the Arts Guild, said Miller, who has been involved in its organization since it started 37 years ago.
“It’s one way the Arts Guild fulfills its mission of bringing art to the community, and it’s also an effort to support the local school art programs and to encourage their kids to keep making art,” he explained.
Schools participating in the show are Hanover High and Middle schools; South Western High School and E.H. Markle Intermediate School; Bermudian Springs High and Middle schools; New Oxford High and Middle schools; Spring Grove Area High School; and Fairfield High School.
The exhibit continues through March 23 and can be seen during regular gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is always free.
Artists Invited To Be Part Of Our 3rd Open Exhibit
The Hanover Area Arts Guild is inviting the community to submit artwork for its 3rd Open Exhibit, set for this April.
The artwork will be on display at Art Downtown, the Arts Guild’s gallery in downtown Hanover.
Up to $2,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to artists who enter the exhibit. Rob Evans, an artist and independent curator who lives and works near Wrightsville, Pa, will judge the artwork. He will judge the work in five categories: oil and acrylic paintings; watercolors; 3-D art; photography and digital arts; and other media, including pastels, textiles and printmaking.
Registration entry deadline is March 17. Work must be hand-delivered to the Hanover gallery March 29-31. A reception for the show is set 2-4 p.m. April 8, with the awards announced at 3 p.m. that day.
Cost of entering the show is $15 for non-members of the Hanover Area Arts Guild for one piece of artwork, $30 for two. A lower entry fee is offered as a benefit of membership in the Arts Guild.
More specific information and registration forms are available at the gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, or at https://hanoverareaarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Open-Show-Flyer-2018.pdf
For more information, call the gallery at 717-632-2521.