Douglas art students honored for work

A sample of Paloma Moon's work that was displayed last year at the Copeland Gallery.

A sample of Paloma Moon's work that was displayed last year at the Copeland Gallery.

American Visions nominee Paloma Moon’s artwork will be on display at the Nevada Museum of Art through March 3.

A Douglas High School senior, Moon received gold keys for her drawing “Greg” and her art portfolio “Classmates” and two silver keys at the annual Scholastic Art Awards.

She was one of 10 recipients of gold keys from The Nevada Museum of Art has and the University of Nevada, Reno, School of the Arts and College of Liberal Arts.

The official award ceremony is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR Main Campus 1335 N Virginia St, Reno.

Douglas High School senior Precious Rivera received three gold keys for her sculpture “Nail,” a ceramics and glass piece “Porous” and her art portfolio “Decaying Appetite.” She also received four silver keys.

From the 1,237 submissions received, 62 artworks and eight portfolios were selected for Gold Key awards, five of which were nominated for the American Visions Award to represent the “Best of Region.” Gold Key award winners and American Visions nominees go on to compete at the national level, and the chance to be recognized as the best up-and-coming artists in the nation.

Judges selected 112 additional artworks to receive the Silver Key award for outstanding achievement at the regional level. The panel selected 228 submissions to receive Honorable Mention recognition. Finally, students demonstrating exceptional talent will be awarded scholarships.

Douglas High School submitted 72 entries from three-dozen students.

In addition to Moon and Rivera, Douglas Gold Key winners

• McKenna Chappell “Evergreen Hand” Ceramic & Glass (also two silver keys)

• Selene Cruz for photo “Stretchy Sandwich”

•Jordan Hoffman for drawing or illustration “Perplexed” also one silver key

• Julianne James “Queen’s Game” Ceramic & Glass

• Kellan Pendola Myriapod Pot ceramics & glass and one silver key

• Sabrina Settelmeyer for ceramics or glass piece “Lidded Jars” and for her art portfolio entitled “Oma.” She also received three silver keys

• Hannah Smith for print “Eye See You.”

• Sydney Williams for art portfolio “The Land Remembers” Williams also received two silver keys.

Silver Key winners

• Ellie Barnes painting “Melancholy Cyborg”

• Itmahawa Enos “Darlene” photography

• Elizabeth Gneiting “Carousel” ceramics and glass

• Marisa Martinez for “Mushroom Mug” ceramics and glass

• Carina Olsen Conehead pt. 4 photography

• Jazmin Ponce for “Silent Scars” drawing or illustration

Jordan Prather for two untitled ceramics and glass pieces

Matix Prouty for the photo “Behind the Mask”

Alyssa Riley for Digital art “Nozomi Character Sheet”

Harley Smith for drawing or illustration “Bandit”

Kristin Tirre drawing or illustration “Athena”


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