The Laura Hager Student Art Award is given in memory of Laura Hager who was an active and significant member of our League. Through this award the Doylestown Art League seeks to recognize and encourage young students in their artistic careers. One graduating student from each of the Central Bucks High Schools is selected by our judging committee to receive this annual award. The selection is based on a review of their portfolio and an assessment of their creativity, technical ability and the presentation of their work.
CB East: Sabrina Eisenberg
Sabrina will be attending Rhode Island School of Design in the Fall and is interested in Architecture and Interior Design. She is also the National Arts Honor Society Treasurer at CB East.
CB South: Kaitlyn Romero
Kaitlyn will be attending the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in the Fall. Her future plans are to major in Art Education and painting/drawing. Her goal is to become an art teacher as well as a freelance artist to to share her knowledge, and work, with the world.
CB West: Julia Dymek
Julia, a very talented artist and illustrator, is headed to Savannah College of Art and Design.
This year our awards procedure has been challenged by the recent pandemic situation. Rather than personally interviewing the students and reviewing their work, we have been assisted by the art teachers and guidance counselors of the CB High Schools who have made these choices on our behalf. So, many thanks to them for their help in these difficult times. Many thanks also to Robin Crowley who coordinated this awards program and who felt determined not to let recent events diminish our encouragement of these talented students in their artistic careers.
The CB High Schools have an Advanced Placement Studio Art Course in their curriculum. Students enrolled in the AP Studio Art course are expected to produce a portfolio demonstrating their mastery of concept, composition, color and design principles, and to the development of a body of work of their choosing. Students work on these portfolios both in school and at home throughout the year.
These portfolios, and questionnaires in the application for these awards, form the basis for the difficult task of selecting the students for these awards. Again we wish to congratulate these talented young students. As always the expertise shown in their work is truly amazing.