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Scholastic Awards Honor Snow Farm Alumni

At the end of each 2-week Snow Farm Summer session, students display their best work for a final studio tour.  As we walk from studio to studio, we are amazed at what they have achieved and produced. So, it's never a surprise this time of year to see the names of Snow Farm Summer students among the Scholastic Art Award winners. These prestigous awards give the most creative and talented students in the United States an opportunity for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. In fact, Snow Farm partners with Scholastic to offer a two-week full scholarship to one Gold or Silver Key winner.  Details are available on the Scholastic website

Congratualions Graham Deckers on five Scholastic Awards in 2019!  Graham has been a Snow Farm Summer student for three years. He has studied glassblowing, flameworking, painting/drawing, and especially metalsmithng, where he returned year after year, diving deeply into a passion for functional and conceptual work. Graham is currently a junior at Avon Old Farms school. 

Triptych - A Self-Portrait in Three Tiles, by Graham Deckers, pictured at the top of the blog, won a Silver Key.

The Promise, won a Gold Key, an American Visions Award, and the CT Best in Jewelry.  Graham made this piece at Snow Farm.

Earth Toned Tea Set, also made at Snow Farm, won a Silver Key.

Graham's drawing Boy Toy won a Gold Key, American Visions and CT Best in Drawing. 

Graham's final piece, Gesture of Love, won a Silver Key. The pieces which won a Gold Key or an American Visions award will go on to a National Competition.  Good luck, Graham!

Kali Vom Eigen joined us at Snow Farm Summer in 2018 for the first time and will be returning in the summer of 2019. Like many students when they first come to Snow Farm, Kali chose one studio she was familiar with - painting/drawing - and one studio which was an exploration, in this case, flameworking.  Now, when Kali returns she's going to take flameworking again, and again something new: ceramics.   Congratulations, Kali on winning a Gold Key Award for your editorial cartoon, Yearning to Breathe Free. Kali is currently a senior at Windsor High School, in Winsdor, CT.

Ella Samson is also a 3-year veteran of Snow Farm Summer. Every summer, Ella could be found in the painting and drawing studio, honing her skills, building her portfolio. Her reach studios were ceramics, metalsmithing and jewelry, and metal sculpture and fabrication.  Ella feels that all the varied experience has helped her express her ideas in more technically developed ways each summer. Her entry in the Scholastic Fashion category,  1950s Drive-Through Wedding Dress, won an Honorable Mention and shows her continued experimentation with material. Ella is a junior at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT.  Congratulations, Ella!

If you are a 2019 award winner and we didn't mention you here, please let us know!   We are always proud to see the young artists whose skills have been developed at Snow Farm among the Gold and Silver Key winners, the Honorable Mentions, and the National Scholastic Awards.  Congratulations young artists!