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Chatham Turns Out to Vote for Their Favorite Works of Art at the Second Annual District K-12 Art Show

Isabel Sitar won "Best in Show" for CHS 2D art for her graphic design of "Maisy" Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High 9th-grader Ava Tesoriero won first place for her 3D "coil pot" Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham 8th Grader Jasmine Lewin was voted "Best in Show" for Chatham Middle School 2D art for her piece, Modern Artist Wolf Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High art teacher Kiera Spadaro shows off Richard Warren's "Best in Show" 3D design, which was made out of plastic floss holders Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High student Richard Warren was voted 3D "Best in Show" for his White Lotus piece made of wood and plastic floss holders Credits: TAP Chatham
Sixth-grader Maddie O'Donnell's 3D piece "Cake Decorator Gnome" was voted "Best in Show" for the CMS students Credits: TAP Chatham
Part of the crowd at the Tuesday night art show held at the Chatham Middle School Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Middle School art teachers Katrina Keeshen and Tracy Kovacsofsky Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High junior Isabel Sitar explains her graphic design "Maisy" which won 2D "Best in Show" Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High junior Isabel Sitar poses with her 2D "Best in Show" piece she designed Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High art teacher Eric Hreha with junior art student Isabel Sitar Credits: TAP Chatham
CHS student Liz Heyl earned a second place 3D award for her "Straw Light' piece made with straws Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham senior Tyler Brock, center fielder for the Cougar baseball team, poses with his acrylic paintings of Major League players he holds in high regard Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High student Mirabelle Stuchbury's piece gained second place in the 2D art category Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High student Sydney Olson earned a 3D third-place award for this "Elephant" piece Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Middle School 7th-Grader Chloe Nieliwocki won first place in 2D art for "Pointillist Rose" Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
CHS student James O'Connor's second-place 2D piece "Melancholia" Credits: TAP Chatham
CMS 8th-Grader Olivia Hung took third place for this 3D piece Credits: TAP Chatham
CHS student Thomas Barrett took third place in the 2D category for "Rock 2" Credits: TAP Chatham
"Bear" by Chatham High senior Mac Bredahl Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High senior Tyler Lowe's "Cracked" Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - For the second straight year, Chatham residents became art critics for a day, voting for the "Best in Show" in 2D and 3D art presented by K-12 students at the School District of the Chathams Art Show held Monday and Tuesday at the Chatham Middle School.

The judged art was limited to Chatham Middle School and Chatham High students. On Monday, Chatham came out and voted for their favorite art pieces and Tuesday the awards were placed next to the artwork for all to see.

The art show was sponsored in part by the Chatham Education Foundation, which supplied the grant that funded the startup materials needed last year.

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Chatham High junior Isabel Sitar talks about her "Best in Show" 2D graphic design of her dog "Maisy"

Chatham High freshman Ava Tesoriero could be found seated among the displayed artwork with her hands covered with clay as she demonstrated the fun that can be had with a sculpting wheel.

"I love the high school art programs," the 14-year-old said. "If you really want to get into art, there is a lot to do in the high school.

"(Sculpting) is really relaxing. There are no mistakes that you can make. It is very open to interpretation. Anyone can look at a piece and see it differently. That's what I like about it." 

Those who attended on Monday interpreted Tesoriero's "coiled pot" as a high quality work of art, voting it first place for CHS students in the 3D category.





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