Students earn Silver Key, Honorable Mentions at Regional Art Show

January 27, 2020

Four Cheshire Academy students were recently recognized as part of the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards for their submissions to the annual competition.


For her submission “ADD Brain” in the painting category, Jenna Hains ’20 received the Silver Key award. Fellow classmates Nicole Hao ’21, Joyce Shi ’20, and Luc Yokoi ’20 all received honorable mentions for their submissions.

Hao submitted a painting titled “Wall-flower,” while Shi entered her project, “Leslie,” into the sculpture category. Yokoi registered his video entitled “Fading Memories” into the film and animations category.


Submissions were judged on three criteria: originality, emergence of personal vision, and skill/technique.


  • "ADD Brain" by Jenna Hains '20.


The students’ works were recognized as part of the annual Art Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Theater, held on Sunday, Jan. 26. Their submissions—as well as other entries—will be on display as part of an exhibit from Jan. 12-31 in the Silpe Gallery, located in Taub Hall at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, 200 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, Connecticut.


The Regional Scholastic Art Awards program is a nonprofit organization celebrating its 30th year. There were approximately 3,000 total art entries this year from nearly 150 public, private, home schools, and other educational art programs. Of those submissions, roughly 620 works were accepted to be put on display in the exhibit at the University of Hartford.