Wakeland Artists Compete in the Visual Art Scholastic Event

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Wakeland Artists Compete in the Visual Art Scholastic Event

Matthew DeMattia and Aaron Wemhoff, WIN-TV Reporters

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On February 16, 2019, art students at Wakeland High School submitted paintings for the annual Visual Art Scholastic Event. VASE entries were judged “based on overall quality and technique as well as art elements and principles.”

This year Wakeland took “50 students and approximately 77 artworks” to be judged for a chance to advance to state. When the student arrives they receive a score card with a time to meet with an individual juror where they talk about and score the work on a scale of one to four with four being the best. Before they even go to the completion the painters may spend up to 20 hours working on their painting try to perfect their art. Those that get a four on their artwork are eligible to be in the running for state competition and move on to a secondary competition in the afternoon. During this second round, artworks are judged once more and all jurors vote on which artworks should advance to state.

This year four Wakeland students have advanced to state and strive to get an exceptional score during the competition.  Great work by WHS Art students Patrisha Te, Jamina Hsu, Kiana Everhart, and Melody Sedghi advancing to the State Visual Art Scholastic Event.

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