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Roxbury High Students Place in Blackwell Street Exhibit

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Zoe Paxos First Place Award for Pile of Pigs Credits: Roxbury High School
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Chelsea Bailey Third Place for Twindling in Color Pencil Credits: courtesy of Roxbury High School
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Emily Koepfler Second Place for Lief Erikson in Decorative Ceramics Credits: Roxbury High School
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Flynn Forester Honorable Mention for From Every Angle Credits: Roxbury High School
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Gianna Canzoniero Third Place for Fuchsia Ruler in Watercolor up close Credits: Roxbury High School
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Gianna Canzoniero Third Place for Fuchsia Ruler in Watercolor Credits: Roxbury High School
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Juanita Toro First Place for Curvosa in Decorative Ceramics Credits: Roxbury High School
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Kahli Suggs-Barnes First Place for Unseen in Photography Credits: Roxbury High School
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Kahli Suggs-Barnes First Place for Unseen in Photography Up close Credits: Roxbury High School
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Kaley Ubellacker Second Place for Undone in 2D Mixed Media Credits: Roxbury High School
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Leanna Bacani and Brittany Burke tie for third in decorative ceramics Credits: Roxbury High School
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Shannon Rickley Honorable Mention for Dionysis Credits: Roxbury High School
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Walt Chavarria Second Place for Seussical Box in Sculpture Credits: Roxbury High School
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Zoe Paxos Awarded Annake Prior Award by Elaine Provost Credits: Roxbury High School
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Zoe Paxos Best in Show Piece Up Close Credits: Roxbury High School
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Zoe Paxos First Place Award for Pile of Pigs with Parents Credits: Roxbury High School
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Zoe Paxos Piece Best in Show Credits: Roxbury High School
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Zoe Paxos with her Best in Show Piece Credits: Roxbury High School
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ROXBURY, NJ - The works of Roxbury High School art students are being displayed at the Blackwell Street exhibit in Morristown through April 28.

The 4-floor exhibit, in the Atrium Gallery, is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blackwell Street gives students the opportunity to show their best artwork. Submitted work from high schools throughout Morris County go through a judging process by volunteer members of the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, who organize, hang and administer the show.

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“Typically, half of the work submitted is accepted for display," said Roxbury High School art teacher Joann Hughes. "This year, 45 works were accepted out of 83 submissions from Roxbury.

The artists were in person at the Artist’s Reception on March 31. There were multiple ribbon categories, with Best In Show and the First Place ribbons receiving monetary prizes.

Senior Zoe Paxos won Best In Show for her “Head of Hares” in graphite and was awarded the Annake Prior Award by Elaine Provost. Traditionally, the plaque is loaned to the Best of Show High School for a period of one year.

Paxos also received first place for her pencil drawing of “Pile of Pigs.”

Other first-place award recipients included seniors Juanita Toro for “Curvosa” in decorative ceramics and Kahli Suggs-Barnes for her photography entitled “Unseen.”

Second-place recipients were senior Emily Koepfler for “Lief Erikson” in decorative ceramics, junior Walt Chavarria for “Seussical Box” in sculpture and senior Kaley Ubellacker for “Undone” in 2-dimension mixed media.

Third-place recipients were juniors Gianna Canzonieri for “Fuchsia Ruler” in watercolor and Chelsea Bailey for “Twindling” in color pencil. Senior Leanna Bacani and Junior Brittany Burke tied for third in decorative ceramics.

Honorable mentions were given to seniors Flynn Forester, for “From Every Angle” in computer art, and Shannon Rickley for “Dionysis” in 2-dimension multi-media.

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