News release from Northwest Allen County Schools:
Carroll grad, Anna Anderson, highlighted in art magazine
Anna Anderson (’15) honored as student of the month in Scholastic Art
(August 20, 2015) – Anna Anderson, and her National Scholastic Art Silver Key artwork, are being recognized in Scholastic Art magazine for the month of September.
The Scholastic Art magazine is a national publication designed for middle and high school students. There are six publications a year and each publication will feature a famous historical art figure, time period or style. It also features high school students who have earned recognition as a national winner in the Scholastic Art Awards Program. Of the 2,200 national winners only 10-12 students are lucky enough to be featured in this highly prestigious national publication. Anna Anderson, a 2015 Carroll High School graduate, will be featured in the next edition.
As Student of the Month, Anderson’s artwork will be viewed across the country by middle and high school students and teachers. In the article, Anderson explains the inspiration and process that was used to create her award winning self-portrait.
“The concept behind this piece, the symbolism, and the technical expertise all came together beautifully to create this magnificent piece of art,” said Carroll High School Art Teacher Scott Kilmer. “Anna is a remarkably talented young lady but talent alone did not create this piece.”
Anderson’s drawing, I am a Patriot, is a colored pencil self-portrait. The image shows Anderson yelling into the camera, emphatically stating her patriotism as the colors of the American flag flow across her face and hair.
“Anna has a unique ability to see beyond stereotypical solutions to not only impress with her technical skills but also to create works of art that stir emotions, said Kilmer. “She is able to make her audience think and feel and experience emotions on a much deeper level than most high school art students ever dream of and the rest of us are the lucky recipients of her wonderful talents.”
Scholastic Art and Writing is a national competition for Middle and High School students to showcase their art and writing skills. Every state in the country has multiple regional shows, Indiana has five, and each region awards honorable Mention, Silver, and Gold Keys to the winning students. The Gold Keys then go to New York for national judging. In 2015 there were approximately 300,000 regional gold Key winners from around the country entered into the national competition and a mere 2,200 or less than 1% earned national recognition.
Click here to see the online version of Anderson’s work in Scholastic Art.