Kent Art Association recognizes students

Austin Dilts, a student at South Kent School, was one of nine winners at the recent Kent Art Association student art show. Austin was recognized for his self-portrait, shown here, upper right. February 2015 Courtesy of Kent Art Association
Austin Dilts, a student at South Kent School, was one of nine winners at the recent Kent Art Association student art show. Austin was recognized for his self-portrait, shown here, upper right. February 2015 Courtesy of Kent Art AssociationContributed Photo

The Kent Art Association has honored numerous students for their participation in its 23rd annual student art show.

Students from 10 area public and private secondary schools participated in the show.

Noted artists and teachers Paul Gould, of Cornwall, N.Y., and Al Coffill, of Kent, were the judges.

Cash prizes of $25, association Awards of Excellence, and one-year student memberships to the KAA were awarded to nine students from seven schools.

The awards were presented by Connie Horton and Davia Fink, co-chairwomen of the show.

Honored were Janet Antonio, of Millbrook High School, Millbrook, N.Y. (graphic design II category for "Girl Fading into Flowers"); Austin Dilts, of South Kent School ("Self Portrait"); Leo Chang, of Trinity-Pawling in Pawling, N.Y. (drawing of leaves on brown background); Olivia Ivaldi, of Joel Barlow High School in Redding (pen-and-ink drawing of skulls); Alyssa Cooke, of The Gunnery in Washington ("Wonderland"); Gabriela Gomes, of Danbury High School (for graphite drawing of a male rock star); Reese Herrington, of Danbury High School (photograph of a girl with birds); and Dani Nappi, of Marvelwood School in Kent (set of brown ceramic bowls).

Anna Finley, of Millbrook High School, was the winner of the 2015 Mario Penagos Award for Excellence for her sculpture of bones on driftwood, "Bone A Part."