Every spring, the outstanding talents of EA student-artists are showcased during the annual Dora Khayatt Art Competition. This year, Upper School students submitted more than 100 pieces of artwork for consideration in four categories–woodworking, photography, 3D, and 2D. The 2023 award winners were announced at the start of ArtsFest on Monday, April 24.
From paint and sculpture to photography and design, The Episcopal Academy's Department of Visual Arts encourages critical thinking and creative expression.
Our dedicated faculty are masters in their craft, and believe that a visual arts education must be student-centered and collaborative in spirit.
Episcopal's excellent facilities provide students with every opportunity to build a strong portfolio and develop a personal voice. Students enjoy producing and appreciating visual art in five spacious studios, a darkroom, graphics lab, and wood shop.
Additionally, the Crawford Campus Center Gallery provides the opportunity for students to expand their appreciation of the arts through ongoing exhibitions from both peers and nationally-renowned artists.
– Amalie Hipp, Class of 2018
As the concluding piece of her Lilley Fellowship, senior Ashley Kim took the findings from her months-long research on sustainable fashion and brought it to life for students and faculty alike in her pop-up Crawford Campus Center Gallery show, Threads.
When Upper School Photography Teacher Ellen Erikson asked her Honors III students what else they wanted to learn this semester, they suggested underwater photography.
In an effort to continually expose our students to various professional artists, the EA Visual Arts Department was thrilled to have photographer Will Harris showcase pieces from his visual family memoir, You can call me Nana, in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery.
On Friday, Nov. 18, the Visual Arts Department was thrilled to welcome sculptor and educator Paul S. Briggs to EA. An associate professor at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and artist in residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Briggs has an extensive background in art education, ceramics, and spiritual leadership.
In an effort to continually showcase Upper School student artwork, seniors Eesha Ampani and Kirsten Regan took the lead in curating an art gallery for the beginning of the school year focused solely on the summer creations of EA’s student-artists.
Episcopal alumna Jess Jahnle ’10, a surface designer and artist, is kicking off the 2022-23 Crawford Campus Center Gallery season with her dynamic and bold show, Living with the Art.
"All of this year's Dora Khayatt submissions were super impressive, and in my opinion, the CCC Gallery looks as beautiful as ever, thanks to the enthusiasm, talent, and creativity of our students," said Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchison, Hon.
His piece Toil won in the Drawing & Illustration category. Heat Death of the Universe was awarded the gold in the Painting category.