DVCCC's 2021 Student Art Contest:
Theme: 45 Years of Empowerment
Contest Sponsored and Supported by the National Arts Program
and the Chester County Art Association
1st Place Winner
We Triumph When We Grow Beyond
Downingtown West High School
We held the DVCCC 5th annual High School Student Art Exhibition and Contest from April 2 – April 9, 2021.
The Art Contest, which is open annually to all Chester County high school students, received 27 submissions from seven area schools and youth art organizations - including Avon Grove High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, and Barnstone Art in Phoenixville. Submissions were displayed at The Brow Bar by Tara Giorgio in downtown West Chester for a week, available for public viewing. The pieces were evaluated by a panel of judges which included Victoria Browning Wyeth, granddaughter of famous Chester County artist, Andrew Wyeth, Representative Dianne Herrin, Jackie Szafara, Executive Director of the National Arts Program, Gary Altoonian, founder of Altoonian Photography, and John Baker, Professor Emeritus at West Chester University and President of the Chester County Art Association's Board of Directors.
The National Arts Program (NAP) and Chester County Art Association (CCAA) sponsored this year’s prizes. The third-place winner received a CCAA membership and $50 gift card. The second-place winner received a CCAA membership and $175 cash prize from NAP. The first-place winner received a CCAA membership and a $200 cash prize from NAP with a matching $200 for the student’s art department. In addition, the public was able to vote on the pieces online to choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $25.
The Exhibition culminated in a virtual reception held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 where winners were announced by judge Victoria Wyeth.
2nd Place Winner
Coatesville Area Senior High School
3rd Place Winner
Together We Stand
Bishop Shanahan High School
People's Choice Winner
B. Reed Henderson High School