WAllkill Valley holds annual art show

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  • Wallkill Superintendent David Carr presenting awards to High School Winners.

  • Piece by Wallkill's Kayla Louteiro which earned her first place in Photo and a $40,000 Scholarship to Montserrat College of Art

  • People enjoying the 3D artwork

  • Guests Stream In

  • View of the show prior to guests arriving

Art show winners

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION WINNERS1. Eric Ebisch (Franklin ES) for “Coca Cola”
2. Michael Mangino (Kittatinny) for “Textile Design”
3. Stefan Folz (Sussex) for "Pig-Zilla
Best in ShowDonna Merkel (Sussex MS) for "Monochromatic Portrait of Mrs. R. Teufert

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION WINNERSPottery1. Sarah Kokoszka (Sparta) for "Sea Life"
2. Gavin Poole (Montville) for "Being
3. Emily Golding (West Milford) for "Ring Jug"
Sculpture/Crafts1. Emily Jerger (Kittatinny) for "Strange Hold"
2. Sabrina Leonard (Kittatinny) for "Teapot set"
3. Emily Jerger (Kittatinny) for "Strange Hold"
Mixed Media/Open1. Alexandra Stojackovic (Wallkill Valley) for "Food for Thought"
2. Gianna Canzonieri (Roxbury) for "The Other Guy"
3. Cassie Kull (Wallkill Valley) for "Reflecting on What's Inside
Photography1. James Sullivan (Roxbury) for "Through the Glass I Saw a Fleeting Bird"
2. Kerry Bramley (West Milford) for "Twiggy"
3. Kayla Louteiro (Wallkill Valley) for “Abandoned but not Forgotten”
Digital Media/Video1. Sophia Meany (West Milford) for "Diana"
2. Michael Quinto (Vernon) for "Deep Space"
3. James Sullivan (Roxbury) for "Strange Eclipse"
Drawing/Illustration Black & White1. Allison Weissman (Warren Hills) for "Feetish"
2. Natalie Krudys (Sparta) for "Sydney"
3. Gabi Alvarez (Mount Olive) for “Time is a Tool You can Keep in your hand”
Drawing/Illustration Color1. Evan Van Biert (Roxbury) for "Call 973-270-4222)
2. Mackenzie Coakley (Roxbury) for "Still Live with Disc Brake"
3. Gianna Conzonieri (Roxbury) for "Alien Street"
Painting1. Amanda Fitz (Warren Hills) for "The Upside Down"
2. Rosa Chang (Mount Olive) for "Safe Space"
3. Jean Huang (West Milford) for “Acrylic on Paper Still Life 2”
Best in Show Amanda Fitz (Warren Hills) for "The Upside Down"

The 7th annual Wallkill Invitational Art Show was held this past Friday night in the Wallkill Media center hosted by the Wallkill chapter of the National Art Honor Society. Hundreds of people enjoyed the sights and sounds as musical guests Lia Pila, Nicole Verga and Chris Hara sang amidst over 150 artworks by students from ten area high schools and six middle schools.

The show was judged by guest artists and college representatives from ArtEtc Gallery, Peter's Valley School of Craft, William Paterson University, Delaware College of Art and Design, RIngling College of Art and Montserrat College of Art. Place ribbons, medals, certificates and gift certificates from Blick Art Materials were handed out and upwards of $200,000 in scholarship money was awarded.

This was an incredible evening showcasing the talented teen artists in the area and celebrating the arts.

Schools participating were High Point High School, Vernon Township High School, Kittatinny Regional High School, Roxbury High School, West Milford High School, Sparta High School, Montville High School, Warren Hills Regional High School, Mount Olive Township High School and of course Wallkill Valley Regional High School. Middle schools were Hardyston Middle School, Franklin Elementary School, Hamburg School, Ogdensburg Elementary School, Sussex Middle School and Kittatinny Middle School.

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