LEF Honors Top Senior Artists
The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) honored the top artists in the Class of 2014 on March 27th at the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles.
The fifth annual Senior Art Show saw the top prize, the $500 Purchase Award, go to Jordan Kramer of Loudoun Valley High School. Kramer’s work, “Levelheadedness,” is a modern piece showing her emotional progression as she composed the painting.
Kramer also was offered a $1,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles.
Christina Nelson, also of Loudoun Valley High School, received second place. Her work depicted the emotions of her horse without showing the animal’s eyes.
Third place went to Parisa Djavadi of Dominion High School. Her painting was a self- portrait depicting the few words she says and the many thoughts she has.
In a first this year, the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles students chose a work for the Students’ Choice Award. This award went to Hebbeh Seoudi of John Champe High School.
The chief judge for the Senior Art Show was noted artist Tom Neel, an honorary LEF trustee. Other judges included LEF President Wade Tetsuka; Kristi Huber of Belfort Furniture; and LEF Legal Counsel Liz Whiting.
The 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were met with a tremendous amount of excitement and record-breaking student participation. There were 255,000 original works of art and writing submitted to the 2014 Awards! Today we are happy to announce that more than 1,800 young artists and writers in grades 7-12 received National Medals! The full list of National Medalists can be viewed here: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' National Celebration will kick-off in New York City on June 5, 2014, with all National Medalists invited to the first ever Maker Prom! On June 6, students, educators, families and friends will gather at Carnegie Hall to honor National Medalists at the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony. Find out more about the Awards on , , , and on our
www.artandwriting.org/2014nationalawards. This special event will be webcast live for all to see! This weekend will also be the time to view hundreds of phenomenal works of art and writing at the Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition on display at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design and Pratt Institute's Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Congratulations to all participants - submitting original art and writing takes personal courage! For more exciting news, you can read the official press release
LCPS Art Students Will Receive National Gold andSilver Medals at Carnegie Hall, NYC!
Famous artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Redford have walked the stage of Carnegie Hall, NYC to receive Scholastic Art National Medals before we knew their name! On June 6, 2014 three LCPS Artists will do the very same thing!
Christina Nelson, Loudoun Valley High School- National Gold Medal, Drawing
Art Teacher, Courtney Kincaid
Jasmyn Moore, Potomac Falls High School- National Silver Medal, Photography
Art Teacher, Deborah Cooper
Cassie Sheedy, Loudoun County High School,- National Silver Medal, Drawing
Art Teacher, Gary Rudinsky
A record breaking 255,000 plus works of art and writing were submitted for this prestigious competition. From the outstanding pool of regional gold key recipients, an impressive panel of creative- industry experts selected student works from across the nation and American schools abroad to receive National Medal Awards. The artists, authors, critics, educators and skilled professionals blindly judged works based on originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal vision or voice- the original three criteria of the program founding in 1923.
To find out more about this program go to