Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger honored Marie Rose M. from Patapsco High and Center for the Arts during a special ceremony on Capitol Hill. Marie won the 2006 Congressional Art Contest for the Maryland 2nd District for her artwork entitled, “Self Portrait.” Her artwork was unveiled as part of the 2006 Artistic Discovery Exhibit, a 25 year old nationwide competition sponsored by Congress. The artwork on display provides inspiration to all Capitol visitors and Members of Congress as they make their way to the House floor. An estimated 12,000 people will see the exhibit during the next year.
We enjoyed a night of celebration at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC on Friday, June 30, 2006 with our Scholastic Art Award winners, teachers, and administrators. The artwork of the Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners will be on display at the Corcoran Gallery until August 6th. BCPS was represented by: Sarah M., Michelle A., their teachers Juan Castro and Cheryl Milligan, and principal Dr. Jane Barranger from Towson High, Allison H. and her teacher Mike Bare from Franklin High, Ben G. and his teacher Carroll Cook from Carver Center for the Arts, and Farrell Maddox, Art Supervisor; and Linda Popp, Art Coordinator.
Students at Woodlawn Middle School, working with their art
teacher, Stephanie Bylkas, just completed a mosaic that will
be permanently displayed in the school. They worked with
Diane Kuthy, a mosaic artist in our Artist In Residence program.
All teachers will be meeting at Patapsco High & Center for the Arts at 8:30. The day will begin with an overview of our preK – 12 program and general business for all.
Elementary art teachers will be bused to The Walters Art Museum. An introduction and overview of the new Developing Language and Literacy Through The Arts, Part III Curriculum will be presented. Teachers will be able to tour the museum and experience activities related to the four units of study. Teachers will then be bused back to Patapsco. Registration for transportation and lunch choices will be posted soon.
Middle and High School teachers will remain at Patapsco High & Center for the Arts. Exemplar programs featuring sequential units of study will be showcased. Feeder school groupings will be created to develop strategies for facilitating the sequential artistic development of all students as they transition between middle and high school and throughout the secondary experience. Registration for lunch choices will be posted soon.
Left: Justin W., Patapsco High and Center for the
Middle: Ashley W., Hereford High
Right: Grant F., Catonsville High
Photo by Elizabeth L.
H., Franklin High
Phylicia G, Carver Center
Emma S., Carver Center
Anne C., Carver Center
Sarah M., Towson High
Susana Pilar D., Towson High
Elena D., Carver Center
Meredith S., Carver Center
Benjamin F., Towson High
Ashley W., Hereford High
Justin W., Patapsco High & CFA
Elyssa S., Carver Center
Edward K-H., Towson High
Alex L., Towson High
Maria F., Carver Center
Michelle D., Franklin High
Lindsay V., Patapsco High & CFA
Drawing by Allison H. – MAEA Scholarship ($3,600)
Artwork by Otis R.
Artwork by Colin L.
“Victor” by Christine S.
Invitation design by Claire J.
Drawing by Allie H.
Photograph by Paige M.
Art students at Franklin High School
|Computer Design by Justin L., Catonsville High School|
The Gallery at CCBC Dundalk is hosting the exhibit “Personal Visions.” This exhibit features work by students in the BCPS High School Gifted and Talented Art Program. The work will be on display from April 26 – May 18, in Building K. The Gallery is on the first floor across from the bookstore.
Congratulations to our artists who were recognized at the show:
1st Place – Andy F., Towson High
2nd Place – Kari O., Patapsco High
3rd Place – Anna B., Franklin High
HM – Peter B., Dulaney High
HM – Mary Kate M., Hereford High
HM – Justin L., Catonsville High
HM – Daniel H., Parkville High
HM – Zach G., Dundalk High
Congratulations to Chesapeake High School art student, Ashley L., for receiving Third Place in the Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest. Chesapeake High will receive a plaque at the 2006 conference. The poster will be on display at the conference and at the National Offices.
Photograph by Michelle A.
Portrait by Savannah K, Grade 3
Congratulations to our ARTS finalists:
Michelle A., Towson High, Finalist in Photography, Level 1, $3,000
Orpheus C., Carver Center, Finalist in Visual Arts, Silver, $5,000
Phylicia G., Carver Center, Finalist in Photography, Level 1, $3,000
Leah G., Carver Center, Finalist in Photography, Level 1, $3,000
Benjamin G., Carver Center, Finalist in Photography, Level 1, $3,000, Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee
Congratulations to our Honorable Mention
Award Winners (top 5% of all national applicants):
James C., Towson High, Photography
Pilar D., Towson High, Visual Arts
Emma S., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Congratulations to our Merit Award winners
(top 10% of all national applicants):
Kathleen D., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Rachel D., Carver Center, Photography and Visual Arts
Jennifer G., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Antoinette R., Patapsco High and Center, Visual Arts
Rachael M., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Katherine K., Towson High, Photography
Rawleigh J., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Ann C., Carver Center, Visual Arts
Jessy G., Towson High, Photography
Alexander L., Towson High, Photography
Zachary M., Towson High, Photography
Allison H. from Franklin High
The Baltimore County Public Schools’ Art program takes the Gold!!
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recently announced this year’s winners and we are very proud to say that three of the seven national Gold Key Portfolio Awards were received by Baltimore County Public School art students. Congratulations to Sarah M., Towson High Photography; Benjamin G., Carver Center for the Arts Photography; and Allison H., Franklin High Studio Art for winning these $10,000 scholarship awards which represent the highest level of achievement in The Awards.
For more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards Program, see www.scholastic.com/artandwritingawards
Congratulations to Elizabeth B. from Carver Center for the Arts, and Anna S. from Hereford High for being named finalists in the Coca-Cola Art Of Harmony Competition. There will be a Winners Reception on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, 2 – 4 pm.
Design by Elizabeth B.
Phyllis Wielechowski, art teacher at Chapel Hill, with student teacher Emily Black show off the 4th graders tipi at their annual art show.
The tipi was made in art class by four of the fourth grade classes. The lesson was developed in connection with their Native American social studies unit. It was constructed out of paper grocery bags that were crumpled and dyed to be “faux” buffalo hides. Indian design and motifs were painted on.
In addition to the wonderful tipi, the halls were filled with beautiful art work that showcased the talents of the terrific students at Chapel Hill Elementary. Congratulations on a great show and school year!
Congratulations to our students who participated in the
contest to design the poster for the Baltimore County Waterfront
Festival. The winning design which will be featured on the
poster was created by Rebecca B. from Towson High School.
County Executive Jim Smith met with the finalists during
a reception on March 24, 2006.
County Executive Jim Smith with poster design finalists.
Winning poster illustration by Rebecca B.
Jay S., Dumbarton Middle School
Art Teacher: Lori Petruzzi
“Beach Bum’s” exhibit
Taylor D. Photography Series
The Senator Theater by Sarah C. and Emily F.
“Spring Flowers” by Mrs. Fischel and Maria M.
Patapsco High and Center for the Arts Exhibit at CCBC, Dundalk
Carver Center for the Arts
Jillian S. Grade 2
Drawings by Jade, Injoo, and Alexis.
Congratulations to the artists from New Town High School. An exhibit of their drawings, paintings, and photographs is on display in the ESS Gallery during February.
Morgan R. from New Town High
Congratulations to our artists who have their work on display in the Artistic Visions Exhibit sponsored by the Maryland Art Education Association. This is an exhibit of public school student artwork in the tunnels of the State House in Annapolis celebrating Youth Art Month. The artwork will be on display from January 10 through April 18, during the 2006 Maryland Legislative Session. Each artist will receive a certificate signed by the Governor and a brochure highlighting the artwork in the exhibit.
The following Baltimore County Public Schools participated: 5th District, 7th District, Arbutus Middle, Battle Grove Elementary, Bedford Elementary, Berkshire Elementary, Carroll Manor Elementary, Catonsville Elementary, Catonsville High, Cedarmere Elementary, Chapel Hill Elementary, Charlesmont Elementary, Chase Elementary, Church Lane Elementary, Colgate Elementary, Cromwell Valley Elementary, Deep Creek Middle Magnet, Dundalk High, Eastwood Center Elementary, Essex Elementary, Featherbed Lane Elementary, Fort Garrison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Franklin High, General John Stricker Middle, Glenmar Elementary, Golden Ring Middle, Grange Elementary, Gunpowder Elementary, Halethorpe Elementary, Halstead Academy, Hampton Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Holabird Middle, Jacksonville Elementary, Johnnycake Elementary, Joppa View Elementary, Kingsville Elementary, Lansdowne Middle, Loch Raven Academy, Lutherville Lab, McCormick Elementary, Middleborough Elementary, New Town High, Orems Elementary, Owings Mills High, Padonia Elementary, Parkville Middle, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts, Perry Hall Middle, Pikesville Middle, Pine Grove Elementary, Pine Grove Middle, Pot Spring Elementary, Prettyboy Elementary, Randallstown Elementary, Randallstown High, Ridgely Middle, Rodgers Forge Elementary, Sandy Plains Elementary, Seneca Elementary, Sparrows Point High, Sparrows Point Middle, Stemmers Run Middle, Sudbrook Middle Magnet, Summit Park Elementary, Sussex Elementary, Timber Grove Elementary, Timonium Elementary, Victory Villa Elementary, Villa Cresta Elementary, Warren Elementary, Westchester Elementary, Winand Elementary, Woodbridge Elementary, Woodholme Elementary, and Woodmoor Elementary.
If you would like to view the exhibit, the State House is open during regular weekday working hours. It is a secure building, so you will need to bring identification.
Butterfly and Flowers by Katie B., General John Stricker Middle
Self Portrait (after Modigliani) by McKenzie K., Timber Grove Elementary
Congratulations to the artists of Towson High School who participated in “The Artist and The Land” Exhibit at the Greenwood Administration Building. Each artist submitted a portrait/self portrait and a landscape.
Triptych by Andy F. from Towson High
Congratulations to our high school artists who have their work on display at the Whiteford, Taylor, Preston L.L.P. in Towson: Phylicia G., and Benjamin G. from Carver, Lauren B., Lindsay G., Luke W., and Rebecca P. from Catonsville, Amy T., Jessica C., Julia A., and Sang P. from Dulaney, Melvin S., and Zach G. from Dundalk, Jamie A., and Paige M. from Franklin, Ashley W., Julie S., and Kristen K. from Hereford, Angelika O., Brittany G., and Willie S. from Kenwood, George B., Heather G., Jenny W., and Jessica B. from Lansdowne, Amber F., Jazmin D., and Megan C. from New Town, Justin N., Kendall S., and Matt T. from Overlea, Lauren B., Nathalie O., Angela H., and Laura D. from Owings Mills, Chelsea G., Dan H., and Ruby L. from Parkville, Andy Y., Christy S., Justin W., and Sierra D. from Patapsco, Katrina P., Sarah E., Stefanie S., and Suhyeun Y. from Perry Hall, Korede F., and Trevon H. from Randallstown, Faith J. from Sparrows Point, Alex L., Mac B., Zach M., and Andy F. from Towson, and Laiba M. from Woodlawn. There will be an awards ceremony and a reception for the artists and their families and teachers on April 19, 6:30 – 8:30.
Photograph by Luke W. at Catonsville High
Congratulations to our students who have artwork currently on display at the County Executive’s Office Exhibit: Rebecca C., Justin C., Troy M., Matt T., Thomas L., and Adam M. from Overlea High, Dania M. from Bedford Elementary, Justine P. from Hampton Elementary, Hannah M. and Sequoia G. from Loch Raven Academy, Julienne D. and Chrissa R. from Sandy Plains Elementary, Taylor H., Donree J., and Favour E. from Featherbed Lane Elementary, Jeremy R., Darian W., Patrick R., and Briana D. from Edmondson Heights Elementary, Tasha Y. from Perry Hall High, Chelsea G., Samantha S., and Jessica R. from Patapsco High and Center for the Arts, Anneliese F. from Rodgers Forge Elementary, Ashley R. from McCormick Elementary, Josh H., Sarah G., and Kalee R. from Lansdowne Middle, Angela H. from Owings Mills High, Morgan H. from Mars Estates, JD B. from Towson High, and Elizabeth B. from Carver Center for the Arts.
This exhibit will be on display through mid-April followed by a reception for the artists, their teachers and families. The date will be announced.
Artwork by Dania M. from Bedford Elementar
Congratulations to the art and literary staff of the Wawoyaka 2005 at Woodlawn High School. The American Scholastic Association awarded the magazine a First Place and a Merit certificate. The University of Maryland’s Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded Wawoyaka 2005 a Silver certificate.
Illustration by Joelle T. from Woodlawn High
Congratulations to our art teachers who were selected to make presentations at the National Art Education Association Conference in Chicago in March, 2006: Juan Castro/Towson High, Craig Llewelyn/Lansdowne High, Alyssia Asp/Middle River Middle, Denise Webster/Loch Raven High, Sandy Cryder/Overleah High, Theresa Spadaro/Dundalk High, Cheryl Milligan/Towson High, Riselle Abrams/Timber Grove Elementary, Linda Popp/Art Coordinator, Duane Sabiston/Artist In Residence, and Joyce Bucci/retired.
Congratulations to Juan Castro, Art Department chairman at Towson High School. Mr. Castro has been selected as a finalist for the Young Educator Award sponsored by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. He is one of four finalists in the nation.
For more information, see: http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem
See this website for a listing of the winners
December 12, students, parents and teachers joined
with the Honorable Jim Smith to celebrate the student
art that has been on display in the County Executive’s
office. We appreciate Jim Smith’s ongoing
support of the art program and young people of
Congratulations to all of the students from Lansdowne Middle who have their work displayed at Greenwood. Great Job!
(Art works by) Oscar B. and Shanlynn G.
to our students who currently have artwork on display
in the County Executive’s Office Exhibit:
Chelsie W and Rosa R from Catonsville Elementary,
Callie P from Cromwell Valley Elementary, Simon
S, David R, Torie S, Delia G, Emma M, Gerard B,
Stacey S, and Ashley P from Dumbarton Middle, Kevin
B, Michael O, Colin M, and Devon L from Hampton
Elementary, Symone J and Chae R from Harford Hills
Elementary, Megan K and Sarah J from Parkville
Middle, Destiny B and Rina K from Wellwood International,
Kierra A and Samantha D from Franklin Elementary,
Andy F, Alex L, and Jen C from Towson High, Allie
H and Sarah G from Franklin High, Tuere V from
Catonsville Middle, Kimberly N from Deer Park Middle
Magnet, Elizabeth B from Carver CFA, and Zachery
G from Dundalk High. There will be a reception
for the artists and their families in December.
Painting by Sarah G from Franklin High
MAEA Members Exhibit.
Painting by Joanne Hicks, Chairman, Hereford High School
Congratulations to BCPS art teachers
who had their work selected for the Maryland Art
Education Association’s Members Exhibit.
This juried exhibit will be on display at the MSTA
Headquarters in Annapolis November 1 – 29.
There will be a reception for the artists and their
families on Thursday, November 10, 5 – 7
PM. Congratulations to Cheryl Milligan/Towson High,
John Hostalka/Perry Hall High, Jenn McBrien/Parkville
High, Katie Calkins/Patapsco High & CFA, Mike
Bare/Franklin High, Joanne Hicks/Hereford High,
Lori Petruzzi/Sandy Plains Elementary, Riselle
Abrams/Timber Grove Elementary, Linda Popp/Art
Coordinator, and Duane Sabiston/Artist In Residence.
High School and Center for the Arts hosted a delegation
from Rotterdam to begin the Rotterdam-Baltimore
Art Project, an international exchange of contemporary
art and ideas that incorporates artist residencies,
commissioned artwork and community outreach. Artworks
produced by the visual arts students at Patapsco
will be exchanged with artwork created by visual
arts students at a high school in Rotterdam.
Congratulations to the schools that are participating in the Maryland State Treasury Exhibit. Thank you to our wonderful student artists and teachers at Riverview Elementary, Joppa View Elementary, Deep Creek Middle, Towson High, Carver Center, Dundalk High, Middle River Middle, and Rodgers Forge Elementary.
Painting by Robert R at Riverview Elementary
October 25, 2005, Juan Castro was recognized by
the Maryland State Board of Education for receiving
the American Star of Teaching Award. State Board
President Edward L. Root, and State Superintendent
Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick presented Juan with a plaque
for his outstanding service to our students. Dr.
Grasmick commented on influence of outstanding
art programs and student achievement.
The Art Office is proud to congratulate the following teachers who were honored by the Maryland Art Education Association for their work and dedication to the students of Baltimore County.
Riselle Abrams, Career Teacher-
Elementary Alysia Asp, New Teacher- Middle School
Leah LaChausse, Career Teacher- Middle School
Ryan Twenty, New Teacher- High School Juan Castro,
Career Teacher- High School Elvira Causey, 42
drawing by Katlyn H at Towson High
One seventh grade student, Galen, wrote the following poem on his personalized book mark:
Here's a blanket
made with love
a Homemade Hug!
The Perry Hall Middle Art Team: Dianne Crumbacker, Charlie Heil, Michael Johnson, Jennifer McGill, Laura Patacca Kerr, and Team Leader Michele Momenzadeh