Three Art Students Advance to State VASE

Three Art Students Advance to State VASE
Posted on 02/07/2017
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Thirty-four talented art students represented Anna High School on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Region 10 North Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). VASE is an annual event sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association and is a UIL equivalent contest. This year’s event was held at Independence High School in Frisco, Texas where a record-breaking 2,331 pieces of high school artwork were judged.

Students may enter one or two pieces of original artwork. Students compete on four different experience levels depending on the credits in art that the student has received at the time of the regional event.

At the event, students meet with a qualified judge where they are interviewed on their concept and artistic decisions. The judge then rates the artwork and the student’s artistic knowledge and content according to TAEA standards. Judges evaluate student artwork using the following standard:

Rating 4 Superior
Rating 3 Excellent
Rating 2 Average
Rating 1 Below Average

Medals are awarded to those students receiving a Superior (Rating 4) rating in each division at the regional event. Once the judges have gathered all the artworks receiving a 4, they narrow it down to students advancing to state for the region.

Ms. Hite's students who received a rating of a 4 and a medal:
Melissa Arabie, Yasmin Arizpe, Paidan Basey, Marianna Bert, Noah Bert, MiKala Davis, Lorilee Drone, Katelin Garcia, Jasmine Harper, Katie Kemp, Michelle Larriva, Megan Machart, Mitchell Machart, Donald Maloid, Emily Mcdonald, Cintia Media, Sam Mejia, Lasha Stewart, Olivia Tarr, Nick Tompkins, Cheyenne Wilson and Brooke Woodbury.

Ms. Luke's students who received a rating of a 4 and a medal:
Melissa Arabie, Alyssa Billips, Julie Ann Carlson, Trinity Hardge, Levi Montasso, Ashley Stockton and Dax Young.

Congratulation to the following students who advanced to State VASE: 
Lorilee Drone (Pie Slices), Megan Machart (Layered Screams) and Donald Maloid (Branches of a Cotton Candy Sky).

This is an exciting and valuable educational experience for high school art students throughout the state of Texas. Anna ISD is so proud of these students and their dedication.

AHS Art Headed to State VASE

"Pie Slices"
Lorilee Drone's "Pie Slices"

Layered Screams
 Megan Machart's "Layered Screams"  

Branches of Cotton Candy Sky
 Donald Maloid's "Branches of a Cotton Candy Sky"