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.
“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.