Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

Twenty three students from The Putney School were honored by the Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The prestigious program offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships for young artists and writers across the Green Mountain State.

Their award-winning work will be on display at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center from February 19 – March 6, and will culminate in a virtual awards ceremony featuring Lina Longtoe as this year’s keynote speaker. Longtoe, an Abenaki filmmaker and educator, focuses on creating media that will preserve the traditions and culture of her people for generations to come.

From poetry to photography; from painting to printmaking, here’s a look at some of the pieces that were honored, followed by a list of the Putney School winners.

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Eliot ‘22
Knowing You – Silver Key, Poetry
Brian Quarrier; jack of all trades, master of none. – Honorable Mention, Film & Animation A Few Short Thoughts on What It Is to Feel – Honorable Mention, Poetry

Sadie ‘24
The Image You See from Far and Close – Silver Key, Photography
The Image You See from Far and Close – Honorable Mention, Photography

Gerrit ‘23
Bond, James Bond – Honorable Mention, Photography
Bellows Falls Rail Arch – Honorable Mention, Photography
Canadian National Red – Honorable Mention, Photography

Miia ‘23
Human Cognition – Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

Marcie ‘21
Late Night Working – Gold Key, Photography
August Morning – Silver Key, Mixed Media
Survived – Silver Key, Photography
Lonely – Honorable Mention, Photography
Quarantined – Honorable Mention, Photography

Julissa ‘23
Coqui- Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

Isabelle ‘24
My dreams – Honorable Mention, Painting

Sadie ‘22
African Fabric Strip Weaving 1 – Honorable Mention, Sculpture African Fabric Strip Weaving 2- Honorable Mention, Sculpture

Anna ‘22
Untitled- Gold Key, Photography

Ledlie ‘21
Spiral Cups- Gold Key, Ceramics & Glass
Sushi Trays – Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass

Iris ‘24
Set Fire to the Sky- Silver Key, Poetry
Voices- Silver Key, Poetry
Waterfall- Silver Key, Poetry
A Single Difference- Honorable Mention, Poetry

Avi ‘22
Future Tense – Silver Key, Mixed Media

Olive ‘23
End of The Rainbow- Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

James ‘21
2020 Self Portrait – Gold Key, Painting
Hidden Mable – Honorable Mention, Painting
The Hermit – Honorable Mention, Printmaking

Ilona ‘24
Female Bust- Silver Key, Sculpture
Two Heads- Silver Key, Sculpture

Willa ‘22
Untitled – Silver Key, Painting
Dissection – Silver Key, Painting
Quarantined Self-Portrait – Honorable Mention, Painting
WAITING ROOM – Honorable Mention, Poetry
EMERGENCY ROOM – Honorable Mention, Poetry

Sofia ‘24
Tripod Vase – Gold Key, Ceramics & Glass
Tripod Jars – Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

Viva ‘22
Untitled- Gold Key, American Visions Nominee, Expanded Projects

Emmanuelle ‘22
Raptured Nightly- Silver Key, Poetry
Often Estranged, Entangled – Honorable Mention, Poetry

Judy ‘24
The Small Penguin and Collapsed Ice- Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration

Xiaoqi  ‘22
Fluffy and Cody- Gold Key, Printmaking
When The Light Is Just Right- Silver Key, Printmaking

Qitai ‘23
The Dawn of Urbanization – Gold Key, Photography
Chongqing- Honorable Mention, Photography
Summer and Matthew Liang – Honorable Mention, Photography
Into the future – Honorable Mention, Photography
Noah Hoskins – Honorable Mention, Photography
Mountain Mining – Honorable Mention, Photography

Ezekiel ‘22
The Moon in Your Face-Selections from a Book-Length Manuscript- Silver Key, Poetry

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