Three art students from Aspen High School scored high in the recent Scholastic Art & Writing Award competition, including one who earned the prestigious Gold Key award, it was announced this week.
The winning works of Emma Ellis, Quinn Ramberg and Gaia Murphy will be on exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver from Feb. 15-March 29, with an awards ceremony on March 9.
Ellis won the Gold Key for printmaking for her piece, “Jellyfish.” Ellis’ piece will be judged again and may be shown at the National Awards in New York City, according to a press release.
Ramberg was honored with the Silver Key for a ceramics piece called “Circus Collar.” Murphy won the Silver Key award in photography for “Inhale.”
"Seniors who win a Gold Key may apply for a variety of scholarships including those from several Colorado colleges and universities,” it was noted.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of the nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated since 1923.
Each year, more and more teens participate in the program which has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Frances Farmer, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.