February 10, 2016

Hun Students Produce Award-Winning Art

Hun Art

“CANDYLAND”: Hun School student artist Carmel Monkton ’16 received a Gold Key Award from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her painting “Candyland.

Hun School artists Carmel Monckton ’16, Baiyi ‘Rebecca’ Ning ’17, and Siyeh ‘Sophia’ Chung ’17 received prestigious awards for their artwork submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards [SAWA]. SAWA is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. 

Carmel’s acrylic painting, Candyland, received a Gold Key award. Candyland was inspired by a time-lapse video of ice melting. The five-feet wide by five-feet tall piece was created in Carmel’s Advanced Studio Art Honors class last year with faculty member David Bush. Carmel is currently studying AP Studio Art and assembling her portfolio for admission to a collegiate visual arts program. She intends to pursue a career as a professional artist.

Rebecca received two Gold Key awards. The first was for Bamboo Pavilion, an architectural design and rendering, which she created while studying Architectural Drawing with Mark Niederer. The second was for Every life is a boat, a charcoal and chalk illustration she drew in Studio Art with David Bush.

Sophia received a Silver Key award for her photograph, Lotus, which was a product of her work in Stacy Collingham’s Photography 2 class last year. The image explores the various gradations of tone and color in lotus leaves as represented in a black and white print.

In addition, Sydney Santori ’16 and Fadekemi ‘May’ Tejuoso ’18 each received Honorable Mention distinction for their submissions of sculpture and photography.

SAWA, now in its 93rd year, recognizes student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 29 categories. SAWA counts Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Stephen King, and Lena Dunham among its alumni of award recipients.