April 1, 2021 – We are pleased to present the 27th Annual Juried Student Exhibition from March 30-April 16, 2021. Virtual Gallery The exhibition, located in the Community Gallery at 701 Main Street, Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA, features 39 entries from students in K-12 in the Monroe County school district, private schools and homeschools within the county. Schools represented include Clear Run Elementary Center, East Stroudsburg Senior High School North, Evergreen Community School, J.T. Lambert Intermediate School, Little Mountain Academy, Notre Dame High School, Pleasant Valley High School, Pocono Mountain West High School, Swiftwater Elementary Center, Swiftwater Intermediate School and several home school students.
The student artists’ reception & awards ceremony will be held Friday, April 16, 2021, from 4-6pm with awards at 5pm. The exhibition includes works in 2-D, 3-D, and Photography. Mediums represented include acrylic, collage, mixed media, pastel, paper, photography, watercolor, oil, pencil, and pen and ink.
Congratulations to the following students who received awards:
BEST IN SHOW
Paxton Shemansky, “Colorful Zen” Mixed Media, Grade 6, JT Lambert Intermediate School, Teacher, Mrs. Kirkpatrick (featured photo)
SENIOR DIVISION (9-12)
1st Place (2D): Lea Gore, “Yeah, This is Close Enough” Pen, Grade 11, Notre Dame High School, Teacher, Robert Miller
2nd Place (2D): Shylah Healy, Untitled, Chalk Pastel, Grade 12, Pleasant Valley High School, Teacher, Mr. Mulligan
3rd Place (2D): Orien Reish, “Piece by Piece” Collage, Grade 10, Notre Dame High School, Teacher, Robert Miller
Honorable Mention (2D): Renee Haas, “Is This Love?” Acrylic, Grade 12, Evergreen Community School, Teacher, Jill MacLaren
Honorable Mention (2D): Katherine Hess, “lucidrama” Acrylic, Grade 12, East Stroudsburg North High School, Teacher, Julie Tischler
Honorable Mention (Photography): Ryan Anderson, “Majestic Beauty,” Grade 12, Pleasant Valley High School, Teacher, Mr. Mulligan
1st Place (3D): Jacob Kresge, “Rotary Phone” Sculpture, Grade 11, Evergreen Community School, Teacher, Jill MacLaren
JUNIOR DIVISION (K-8)
1st Place: Levi Milenkowic, “JiSoo” Colored Pencil, Grade 8, Evergreen Community School, Teacher, Jill MacLaren
2nd Place: Olivia Wilson, “Parrot” Colored Pencil, Swiftwater Intermediate, Teacher, Andrea Flaherty
3rd Place: Joseph Riviello , “Ant Infestation” Mixed Media, Grade 3, Swiftwater Elementary Center, Teacher, Shelly Grillo
Honorable Mention: David Alva, “El Principio” Pencil, Colored Pencil, Grade 6, JT Lambert Intermediate School, Teacher, Mrs. Shemansky
1st Place: Liliana Mann, “Winter Tree,” Grade 4, Clear Run Elementary Center, Teacher, Shelly Grillo
Honorable Mention: Zaniya Ferguson, “Abstract Form,” Grade 6, Clear Run Elementary Center Teacher, Shelly Grillo
The judge for this year’s show was James Gloria. After finishing his BFA in Scenic and Costume design for theater at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, James continued work as an apprentice designer and painter. In 1989 he started a decorative arts business, painting murals and faux finishes throughout the East Coast of the U.S. In 2006, he co-founded the Totts Gap Arts Institute, a non-profit community arts center for fine and performing arts in Bangor, PA. In 1997, he traveled to Rome and later Venice to study the 16thc. craft of Scagliola. Since that time, he has taught workshops internationally and published articles on the technique, in addition to articles on venetian plaster and fresco. He also teaches traditional plein air painting, along with exhibiting his work locally.
Pocono Arts Council thanks the Monroe County Commissioners, the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, and the NEPA Credit Union for sponsoring the exhibition. In addition, special thanks to the Parent Teacher Organizations at Swiftwater and Clear Run.
Studies continue to prove that the arts are an important component of every child’s education; teaching many skills and values that cannot be found in academics alone. Students who study the arts are well-rounded, successful and better equipped to enter the work force of tomorrow.
The show (masks and social distancing required) can be viewed at the following times:
- Exhibition, March 30-April 16, 2021, Community Gallery, 701 Main Street, Suite 402, Stroudsburg. Viewing hours: Tue.-Fri.10am-4pm or BY APPOINTMENT; email to set up a time at gro.s1627771974traon1627771974ocop@1627771974ofni1627771974 or call 570-476-4460
- “First Saturday Art Walk” on Saturday, April 3 from 6-8pm
- Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 16 from 4-6pm
View the Virtual Gallery