Mt. Abe students win in high school art competition

MONTPELIER — Two Mount Abraham Union High School seniors participated this year in the 38th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition in Vermont. Both Althea Kane and Claire Holloway were honored at the award ceremony held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 3.

According to Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, “The Congressional Art Competition provides a unique opportunity to both showcase the work of Vermont students and appreciate the creations of their peers across the state.”

Kane received a Certificate of Distinguished Achievement for her colored pencil drawing of a mermaid.

Holloway was one of only nine students out of 158 who were selected to be award winners. She received a “Judges Choice” award for her large, photorealistic painting of a cinnamon roll titled “Sweet!” The judges look for works that best portray originality, technical skill, and clearly expressed content.

The Vermont Congressional Art awards are sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch along with IBM, the Vermont Council on the Arts and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Althea Kane is the daughter of Jennifer and Michael Kane of Starksboro. Claire Holloway is the daughter of Joan and Tim Holloway of Monkton.

   MOUNT ABE SENIOR Claire Holloway’s photorealistic painting “Sweet!” won a “Judges Choice” award at the Congressional Art Competition among Vermont high schoolers.

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