Celebrating Students Creativity, an art show sponsored by AMSkier Insurance and the Wayne County Arts Alliance was held this past weekend at the Dorflinger Factory Museum on Route 6 in White Mills.

From the generous donation by AMSkier Insurance, the many winners were awarded with cash prizes.

The 7-12 grade students’ artworks were first chosen by their art teachers and then judged by local artists for the most outstanding pieces.

Brayden Kopesky, from Wayne Highlands Middle School, received gold for his photograph. His  art teacher is Katherine Beisel. Marlee Olsson, a student of Sherman Bronson at Wallenpaupack Middle School also received a gold for her painting.

From Wallenpaupack Area High School, Lauren Brand, Graceanne Olver and Anthony Dalessio all working in clay and taught by David Hamill, received gold status for their ceramic artworks.

Graceanne Olver also won Best of Show, an award donated by Bill Donnelly.

From Honesdale High School, Kyle Soden, taught by Kathryn Higgins received gold for his acrylic painting and Western Wayne students Miriam Sheehan who created a charcoal work and Melanie Roberts entering a charcoal and colored pencil drawing, both taught by Justin Hayden, received gold awards for their entry.

The silver awards for middle school included in the show were received by Madison Roberts taught by Jason Smith and Angela Holmes, taught by Kathryn Beisel, both working in mixed media and both from Wayne Highlands Middle School.

Grace Peppiatt, from Wallenpaupack Middle School was also awarded a silver for her acrylic painting along with a silver for a linoleum block print by Mackenzie Tufaro. They are both taught by Heather Bannan.

The silver award winners from Wallenpaupack Area High School were Susan Rode with her zinc plate etching, Patrick Travis for his two colored pencil/mixed media works, Madison Guzzo with a watercolor and ink drawing, and Bradley Frick with a mixed media piece all taught by Lisa Peet. Kayla Kuta and Olivia Novak from Honesdale High School received a silver for their photographs. Stacy Stone is their teacher.

Cassie Brink, working in clay, received a silver and is taught by Kathryn Higgins. Western Wayne High School winners receiving silver awards were Shaylin Pugh, with her colored pencil drawing, and a second one done on scratch board. Rachel Butler with her colored pencil and acrylic piece, and Kat Moore with her charcoal drawing, both taught by Justin Hayden.

With a huge thank you to AMSkier and the WCAA, the students and teachers were able to share their students’ hard work with our community!