VASE is State Bound


Lizbeth Hernandez , Fine Arts Writer

Art students placed at the 2020 Regional VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition Saturday, Feb. 29th under the direction of art teachers Kimberly Taylor and Addie Moore. Out of 31 student artworks, 28 medaled receiving the highest score possible of a “4”.

Taylor’s Sculpture II and Pre-AP Nancy Lopez, Sean De La Rosa, Katherine Harris, Elida Barron, and Keziah Knight all received a “4” and Regional medals on two of their artworks. Also in Sculpture Daniel Cabrera, Lizbeth Hernandez, Ester Morales Carranza, Gia Phan, Peyton Scott, Codye Taylor, Zoey Zea, Destiny Hernandez, and Micayla Branin all received a “4” and Regional medals on one of their artworks.

Taylor’s Art I and Art II Laci Hackett, Ma’gayla Moore, Kinsey Oldham, and Danny Whimpee were Regional medalists. In Floral Design I and II April Beltran, Jade Boney, and Jenny Ramirez were Regional medalists. Moore’s Art III and Art IV students Hernandez, Branin, Kyndal Houff, Cristo Leal, Nayeli Mondragon, Isaian Gama Lopez, and Lourdes Bustos Lorenzo also medaled.

“Our students worked really hard,” said Taylor. “Their artwork will be on display in the Fine Arts foyer.”

Only 10% of artworks advanced to State in the entire Region competition. Barron, who is four-time VASE Regional medalist, qualified for State with her clay sculpture and her stained glass piece. Knight qualified for State with her clay sculpture mixed media piece. Moore qualified for State with her painting mixed media piece. Beltran qualified for State with her stain glass window. Knight, who is a three-time VASE Regional medalist qualified for State with her oil painting.

State qualifiers will attend the State competition that will be held in April at San Marcus, Texas.