Art Students Advance to State

Posted by PISD Communications on 2/26/2019

Art State Images Saturday, February 16, Prosper High School took 174 artworks to compete in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, also known as VASE.  The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. Events are divided in to TEA regions.  Prosper is in Region 10. Region 10 is so large that it is divided into sub regions. The region 10N event took place at Prosper High School and this year there were 2224 student entries from our region which serves 37 schools and 88 teachers. Works are divided into four divisions based on the artistic experience of the artist.  Artists only compete against other artists in the same division. The divisions are divided based on the students number of art credits. Students taking an AP art course are automatically placed in Div IV. Over 36,000 students in Texas participate in VASE each year.

Students must attend the Regional Event and have their original artwork with them at the time of their adjudication. All student artworks are "qualified" by a qualification panel prior to being juried. Artwork not meeting the qualification standards will be disqualified.  Jurors interview each artist, then evaluate artwork using a numeric rating system based on an established rubric. Artworks receiving an Excellent Rating (IV) are presented a Regional Medal. From the Regional medalists, works are chosen to advance to the State competition.   Eleven of our Prosper ISD students, under the direction of our four Art teachers (Keith Grissom, Gina Mock, Judy Seay and Amy Semifero) will be representing Region 10N at the state competition in April.  

Celenza, Sid Digital Cartoon Landscape 2D Div 3 Score IV
Wijeratne, Keane Photo of Train On A Mountainside 2D Div 1 Score IV
Barbosa, Heron Octopus on Sea Floor 3D Div 3 Score IV
Cuarenta, Erin My Woven Dog 2D Div 1 Score IV
Fulton, Tanner Selenite Grotto 3D Div 3 Score IV
Maldonado, Alejandra Tea Set with Flower Additions 3D Div 3 Score IV
Martinez, Priscila Serving Set 3D Div 3 Score IV
Morris Jackson, Kyri Acrylic Pour with Drawn Additions 2D Div 3 Score IV
Day, India Skeleton with Wings 2D Div 2 Score IV
Giasolli, Sophia Oil Painting of Dog 2D Div 2 Score IV
Roeder, Sophia Melting Bananas 2D Div 1 Score IV