LongHouse Reserve Celebrates Student Artists

East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve hosted its Student Annual VII on Tuesday, when Long Island students were awarded for outstanding artistic achievement.

The Student Annual celebrates the importance of art in the lives of children. Local arts educators, student peers, and LongHouse Reserve representatives honored achievements from more than 400 submissions. Students ranged in age from kindergarteners through 12th-graders and came from 15 participating school districts. Submissions included individual and collaborative works in media of students’ choosing, such as drawing, fashion design, performance art, watercolor, ceramics, and animation. Students also submitted a brief statement about how the LongHouse Reserve has inspired them and their work.

Juried by LongHouse Reserve curators and the LongHouse Reserve Education Committee, the 140 winners were selected from 22 categories. Winners were acknowledged with ribbons and inclusion on the LongHouse Reserve website, along with LongHouse Reserve’s summer newsletter in the form of a catalogue insert. Continuing the tradition from last year, Suffolk County National Bank will also showcase all winning entries in its branches across East Hampton throughout the summer. Among the celebrated students were Best in Show Evelyn Liang, First Place Art and Poetry winner Olivia Davis, First Place Photography winner Autumn Street, First Illustration winner Kiersten West, and First Place Fashion Illustration winner Erin Decker.

Rachel Grupp and family, Longwood HS, winner

Rachel Grupp and family, Longwood HS, winner. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Phillip DeBoard, 2nd place winner in Product Design, from The Academy at The Bixhorn Technical Center

Phillip DeBoard, 2nd place winner in Product Design, from The Academy at The Bixhorn Technical Center. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Performing Arts, Music and Original Composition, Bridgehampton High School Marimba Band, Elephant on Azulglas Pond

Performing Arts, Music and Original Composition, Bridgehampton High School Marimba Band, Elephant on Azulglas Pond. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Noelle Hear, 4th Grade, Montauk Public School, winner, furniture

Noelle Hear, 4th Grade, Montauk Public School, winner, furniture. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Nika Lea Tomicic, 5th grade, Southampton Intermediate student, greets guests as they enter playing viola JS

Nika Lea Tomicic, 5th grade, Southampton Intermediate student, greets guests as they enter playing viola. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Montauk Public School, 1st grade furniture design, Joshua Williams, Courtney Marmeno, Julia DelPercio, Christopher Mejia, Olivia Walsh

Montauk Public School, 1st grade furniture design, Joshua Williams, Courtney Marmeno, Julia DelPercio, Christopher Mejia, Olivia Walsh. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Middle schoolers enjoying curated Student Annual VII show

Middle schoolers enjoying curated Student Annual VII show. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Matko Tomicic, executive director of LongHouse, begins the awards ceremony.

Matko Tomicic, executive director of LongHouse, begins the awards ceremony. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Jack Lenor Larsen with Evelyn Liang, Best in Show for Laughing Warriors.

Jack Lenor Larsen with Evelyn Liang, Best in Show for “Laughing Warriors.” Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Illustration awards,Longwood HS 1st place-Kiersten West, 2nd place-Jason Smith, 3rd place-Danielle Bilello, all 12th grade

Illustration awards, Longwood High School 1st place Kiersten West, 2nd place Jason Smith, 3rd place Danielle Bilello, all 12th grade. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

EWatsonStudentAnnual2014-SelenaRothwell,ChairEducComm,JackLenorLarsen,FounderDianneB,President

Selena Rothwell, Jack Lenor Larsen and Dianne B. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Erin Decker, 7th Grade, Montauk Public School, winner Fashion Illustration

Erin Decker, 7th Grade, Montauk Public School, winner Fashion Illustration. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Emma Engel (right) and Elizabeth Burdge Performance Arts, Interpretative Dance and Original Choreography, A Rock, A River, A Tree- Ross School HS

Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Emma Engel (foreground) and Elizabeth Burdge Performance Arts, Interpretative Dance and Original Choreography, A Rock, A River, A Tree- Ross School HS

Emma Engel (foreground) and Elizabeth Burdge, Performance Arts, Interpretative Dance and Original Choreography, A Rock, A River, A Tree, Ross School. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

East Hampton HS-2nd place Emely Rodriguez

East Hampton High School, 2nd place Emely Rodriguez. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Autumn Street, 8th grade, Bridgehampton School, 1st place photography

Autumn Street, 8th grade, Bridgehampton School, 1st place photography. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Ana Pinales and family, Longwood HS, 2nd place winner, Painting

Ana Pinales and family, Longwood High School, 2nd place winner, Painting. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Amagansett School winner Olivia Davis, 6th grade, Art and Poetryjs

Amagansett School winner Olivia Davis, 6th grade, Art and Poetry. Photo credit: Ellen Watson

Each year the LongHouse Reserve presents major exhibitions in the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu, and bronzes by Miquel Barcelò, Peter Voulkos, Lynda Benglis and Willem de Kooning.

LongHouse Reserve is a nonprofit organization that seeks to expand the imaginations of all its visitors, no matter what age or level of appreciation. Through its art collections, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve brings together art and nature with the strong conviction that living with art in all its forms is central to living fully and creatively.

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