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Hamilton students win awards in regional art contest

Three Hamilton High School students earned awards Jan. 27 in the 2007 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin Regional Competition and Exhibit. Students who earned awards were:

  • Matthew Baron, freshman, a Gold Key for photography;
  • Elizabeth Fischer, senior, a Silver Key for stained glass;
  • Sarah Tomke, junior, a Silver Key for stained glass.

Baron is in Ellen Acuff’s photography class, and Fischer and Tomke are in Kelly Golyzniak’s stained glass class.

The works of these Hamilton students are among 334 award-winning pieces on display until Feb. 24 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Students from 87 Wisconsin schools submitted 1,467 entries into the competition, which is juried by 23 artists, educators and other art professionals.

The Scholastic Art Award program is the regional section of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The Gold Key-winning photography of Baron will advance to the National Scholastic Art Awards competition, with the national awards ceremony to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The Milwaukee Art Museum, Marc Flesch Memorial Fund, Avis and Jim Heller, and Raymond and Susan Kehm sponsor the state competition and exhibit with matching grants from AT&T, Milwaukee Art Museum Docents, James and Carol Wiensch and an anonymous donor. For Milwaukee Art Museum hours, admission and location, please call (414) 224-3220.