Dora Khayatt Art Prize Winners Announced
Dora Khayatt Art Prize Winners Announced

EA's Visual Arts Department recently recognized 12 students with a Dora Khayatt Prize for their work in 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Photography.

"The Dora Khayatt awards are a wonderful way to support the creative efforts of our students," said Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchison, Hon. "Students need to be brave in getting their work out. It is a valuable experience to see their work hanging in the Gallery, outside of the comfort of the work studio, and in context with their peers."

The Dora Khayatt Awards were established in 1990 in memory of Dora Khayatt, an artist and the wife of former EA's Classics Department Chair John Plant. The Dora Khayatt fund provides annual support for student awards for excellence in the fine arts and music.

"The judging takes place anonymously from professionals working in the field of art, outside of EA. This creates a level playing field and asks the judges to make their decisions based solely on their impressions about the work," shared Ms. Hutchison.

This year's winners include:

2-D Design

First Place- Pia Singh '19 A Pear Affair

Second Place- Amaal Ladha '18 Sketchbook

Third Place- Julia DePillis '18 Como, Italy

Honorable Mention- Jessica Hao '19 Whoops

3-D Design

First Place- Ann Elisabeth Rau '19 Latex Glove Dress

Second Place- Piper Hartman '17 Blue Walking Figure

Third Place- Bing Quan '19 Segmented Turned Bowl

Honorable Mention- Hadley DeBruyn '20 Cathedral

Photography

First Place- Audrey Lee '17 Palace (B&W Film)

Second Place- Katie Baker '20 Self Portrait

Third Place- Annin Decker '17 Splash

Honorable Mention- Maggie Mengel '17 Cuba Collection

The winners were announced during ArtsFest on Friday, April 21. Students will receive their certificates at the Upper School Awards Chapel in May. All of the entries, including the winning pieces, are on display in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery.

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