Massachusetts 6th Congressional District High School Art Awards Announced

Montserrats 301 gallery

Mar. 5, 2016, 03:30 pm

301 Cabot St

Manchester Essex Regional High School junior Emily Parker has been named Grand Prize Award Winner for her artwork “Unraveled” in this year’s 6th Congressional District High School Art Competition. The awards will be presented Saturday, March 5, 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA.

Each winner will be presented with a citation from Congressman Moulton’s office and varying levels of scholarships to Montserrat’s Summer Pre-College Program. Emily Parker’s grand prize winning piece will be sent to Washington, DC where it will hang in the Capitol building for one year along with winners from other Congressional districts across the country. A ceremony to congratulate all the winners will be held in Washington, DC in June.

The exhibit will be open to the public: Thursday, March 3, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 – 6 p.m. and Friday, March 4, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m, 3:30 – 6 p.m. at the 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA.

This marks the 22nd year that Montserrat has hosted this competition. The exhibit included 140 pieces from 30 different high schools and one home-schooled submission. The competition was open to high school students from public and private schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district. The exhibition was juried by Judy Schmid, artist, designer, Montserrat College of Art Trustee, Lynn Schmid, fashion designer, art collector and Leon Doucette, Curatorial Assistant, Cape Ann Museum.


The award winners are as follows:

Emily Parker, “Unraveled” Manchester Essex Regional High School, Grade 11

Alyssa Schadhauser, “One of Us” Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Grade 12

Vincenzo Dimino, “Newsworthy” Gloucester High School, Grade 12

Tyler Hughes, “Morning Routine” St. John’s Preparatory School, Grade 11

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