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

Nine Upper School students have been awarded Dora Khayatt Prizes for their work in the visual arts.

Categories included pieces submitted in 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Photography.

This year's winner include:

2-D Design: 1st Ali Marino '18, 2nd Jessica Hao '19, 3rd Julia DePillis '18.

3-D Design: 1st Taylor Schaible '20, 2nd Catherine Spellman '19, 3rd Ann Elisabeth Rau '19.

Photography: 1st Ryan Rockenbach '19, 2nd Ivan Puskovitch '19, 3rd Mollie Bonner '19.

"I am very proud of all of the students who submitted their work to the contest," shared Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchinson. "The gallery is just beautiful, and I think every artist really stepped up with the presentation of their work."

Two professors from Drexel University's Media and Design program and EA alumnus Tajmir Cannon '14 served as this year's outside judging panel. One of the judges wrote, "The thing that struck us the most was the high level of both design understanding and the attention to the media chosen."

"They gave the judges a lot of strong work for consideration, and I don't envy them in having to choose the winners! Congratulations to this year's winners. Being recognized for your work is a great feeling," said Ms. Hutchinson.

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

The winners were announced at the Dora Khayatt art prize student reception on Wednesday, April 25 held at the Crawford Campus Center Gallery.