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Nineteen students earn art awards


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Riverdale High School student Tal Volk's photo of a father and daughter earned her a Silver Key. Riverdale High, Lakeridge Junior High and Lake Oswego Junior High students were among the many students in the area who learned last month that they’d earned one of the Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards.

The Portland Metro regional program is affiliated with a state program and is open to seventh to 12th grade students who live in Clackamas, Washington or Multnomah counties. Winners — divided into Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention categories — will be honored at a ceremony Wednesday at the Portland Art Museum.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Junior High student Madeleine Jones received a Silver Key for 'Seven Mile Beach Sunset.' Categories include ceramics and glass, sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography and drawing.

Winners receive scholarships and compete in a national competition.

Gold Key individual works will be on display through the end of the month at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 NW Johnson St., Portland; and portfolio Gold Key works will be on display through Feb. 27 at Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge Junior High seventh-grader Nicole Konicke earned a Gold Key for her comic drawing.

A list of winners at Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools was published in the Review last week. Here is the list of Riverdale, Lakeridge Junior High and Lake Oswego Junior High honorees:

  • Lakeridge Junior High students who earned Scholastic awards were: Kristen Wong, Gold Key; Nicole Konicke, Gold Key; Lucy Adams, Silver Key; Jake Wurtz, Silver Key; Owen McNally, two Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions; Amy Jia, Honorable Mention; and Averi Basso, Honorable Mention.

    “We had seven students enter Scholastic this year, and all seven won awards,” said art teacher Dulcinea Myers-Newcomb.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge Junior High eighth-grader Kristen Wong pocketed a Gold Key for 'Faces We Love.'

  • Lake Oswego Junior High’s honorees were Claire Lorenzen Brown, two Gold Key awards; Lija Jones, Gold Key and Silver Key; and Madeleine Jones, Silver Key.

    “The girls have been studying oil painting with Kirsten Vollan at Studio 84 here in Lake Oswego,” said Shelley Lorenzen, Claire’s mom. Vollan “is an amazing teacher and deserves a Gold Art Key herself for what she brings out in her students.”

    Often school teachers nominate students for the awards, but Vollan is the one who nominated her students.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Junior High student Claire Lorenzen Brown landed a Gold Key for her portrait of Lija Jones, also a Gold Key winner.

  • Riverdale High had nine “students receive awards this year with a total of 13 artworks being recognized by Scholastic,” art teacher David Schell said.

    The winners were: Jessica Botney, two Silver Keys; Leksi Kostur, Silver Key; Tal Volk, Silver Key and Honorable Mention; David Fain, Honorable Mention; Baily Grayson, Honorable Mention; Nikki Kostur, Honorable Mention; Corey Linver, Honorable Mention; Charlotte Logeais, two Honorable Mentions; and Samantha Schultz, two Honorable Mentions.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Riverdale High School junior Jessie Botney received a Silver Key for 'Pistol.'