Office of Visual Arts
News - 2010-2011

Congratulations to our students who have their sculptures on display at the Baltimore County Court House. The display cases are located in the main lobby and can be viewed by everyone entering the building.


“What’s For Lunch” by David Benjamin, Martez Frye-Cuff, Che’Ann Harris, Isaiah Stoner

Amanda Rivera
Daisy Zamova Palacios
Alaney Parrott
Stephanie Kozak
Alyssa Hines
De’Shaun Andrews
Colleen Snead
Cindy Chicas-Ayala
Sydnee Hicks
Kyesha King
Daria Shephard
Alexandra Butts
Tori Wenzi
Erin Collins
Lucy Reider
Laura Bailey
Dallas Prater
Will Korzi
Amber Lippy
Jason Rivera
Reina Escobar
Sonya Wegrzecki
Shelby Hewitt
Corinne Sandkuhler
Dorothy Hearn
Orion Jenkins-Houk
Wesley Hartsfield
William Powell
Victor Estrada
Ramesha Mackell
Kailah Redd
David Benjamin
Martez Frye-Cuff
Che’Ann Harris

Baltimore Highlands Elementary
Baltimore Highlands Elementary
Battle Grove Elementary
Dumbarton Middle
Eastwood Center
Hebbville Elementary
Hebbville Elementary
Hebbville Elementary
Hebbville Elementary
Hebbville Elementary
Hebbville Elementary
Hereford Middle
Hereford Middle
Hereford Middle
Hereford Middle
Hereford Middle
Loch Raven Academy
Loch Raven Academy
Logan Elementary
Middle River Middle
Middle River Middle
Perry Hall High
Perry Hall High
Perry Hall High
Perry Hall High
Ridgely Middle
Warren Elementary
Winand Elementary
Winand Elementary
Winand Elementary
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“Changes” by Brianna Durst “A Vision of Peace” by Katelyn Herold

Congratulations to students whose artworks were selected for the Global Views Exhibit in the Youth Art Gallery at Baltimore /Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The exhibit will be on display through December, 2011 with a reception for the artists and their families in October. The Youth Art Gallery is located in the Observation Deck area of the airport and is viewed by travelers from around the world.

Brianna Durst, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Asia Chester, Franklin Elementary School
Kristen Browne, Sparrows Point High School
Katelyn Herold, Perry Hall Middle School

Teachers As Artists


Jim Kuhlman, Visual Arts Chairperson at Dulaney High School, now has one of his watercolor paintings, "Wish," in the permanent collection of the Museum of Bermuda Art in Hamilton, Bermuda. It will hang in the company of paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and Winslow Homer. Jim has been invited to have a one man show of his paintings at the museum in 2012.








The Office of Visual Arts celebrated the 25th Annual Senior Show. A reception was held on May 25, 2011 to honor all students whose work was chosen to represent their school. We celebrate the achievement of each of these artists who have grown both in thought and artistic production.

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7 Judges scored the work and the following students were honored with special awards:

Honorable Mentions

Hereford High
Catonsville High
Franklin High
Overlea High
Chesapeake High
Perry Hall High
Perry Hall High
Towson High
Hereford High
Carver Center
Patapsco High
Patapsco High
Carver Center
Chesapeake High
Carver Center
Carver Center
Towson High
Hereford High
Parkville High
Loch Raven High
Carver Center
Franklin High
Catonsville High
Sparrows Point Media
Perry Hall High
Hereford High
Catonsville High
Hereford High
Patapsco High
Sophie Hess
Alicyn Curtis
Amber Rogers
Nelson Sanza
Alexandra Protani
Corinne Sandkuhler
Morgan Harant
Molly Broom
Kenna O'Rourke
Maura Callahan
Leah Richardson
Kaitlyn Botto
Matthew Donato
Sarah Bolton
Maxwell Torn
Zsade Flemming
Sarah Hull
Abigail Kiefer
Cali Fowble
Sophie Stoerkel
Blaine Roberts
Katherine Blair
Anna Dottle
Alexandra Buechler
Bridget Nolan
Sarah Miller
Rachel Dottle
Stephanie Tarlton
Dylan Clark
"The Brothers White"
"Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde"
"Portrait of Sylvia"
"Colors of Our Youth"
"Not Appropriate"
"All These Lines Across"
"Green Space"
"Pseudotumor Cerebri"
"A Modest Discussion"
"Black Bird"
"Ground Zero"
"His Eclipse"
"And,That Was Me, Attempting to relate to You"
"Tatiana and Krista" - Best 3D
"The Wire" - Best Drawing
"Rachel" - Best Painting
"Attention Media" - Best Other Media
"Faceless Portrait" - Best Photo
"Aversion" - Third Place
"My Last Supper" - Second Place
"Six Degrees of Separation" - First Place
"I Look Upon the Day" - Best In Show


Congratulations to Sudbrook Magnet Middle School students, teachers, and administration! Sudbrook Magnet Middle School received the National School of Distinction in Arts Education Award presented by the John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts. Students performed at the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance CAFÉ on June 9, 2011 at Towson University.


Congratulations to Nelson Sanza, a Junior at Overlea High School in Mr. Geoff Grace’s Photography class. Nelson’s photograph of Ocean City was selected to be presented to the Chinese teachers at Tie Yi High School as a gift on behalf of BCPS as part of the BCPS Chinese Cultural Exchange Program. Chinese students and educators visited Ocean City in February when they had first arrived in the United States. Margaret Johnson, Director of World Languages, will make the presentation in July as BCPS Principals and Administrators travel to X’ian, China.


Children are invited to dress as characters in famous pieces of art at the BMA.

Congratulations to our art students and teachers for the outstanding “Art Is For Everyone” Exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Art. This exhibit features our sequential PreK – 12 Visual Arts Program. Over 1,500 artists, teachers, and families attended the reception on Sunday, June 5, 2011. What an honor for these young artists to have their works displayed beside the masters at the BMA.

Superintendent Joe A. Hairston with Jaskirat Suri, Grade 5, Fullerton Elementary. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston, Anne Manning, BMA Director of Education, and Linda Popp, BCPS Visual Arts Coordinator congratulate the student artists and teachers.
Vicki Ali, visual arts teacher, with her Sparrows Point High students modeling their fashions from recycled materials.

Congratulations to Tayyab Maqsood from Lansdowne Middle School! Tayyab was awarded 3rd Place in the recent Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest at the Flowermart celebration. The Flowermart is an annual festive event held in Baltimore.


The Art Club at Eastwood Elementary researched planets in our solar system. These 4th and 5th grade students painted the planets on the ceiling tiles that are now displayed in the hallway. Visual arts teacher, Stephanie Roberts is proud of her students for doing such a great job!


Congratulations to the student artists at Imagine Discovery Public Charter School! Their artwork is currently on display at the Woodlawn Public Library.
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25 visual arts teachers participated in a professional development workshop with internationally recognized local artist, Joyce Scott.  During the workshop on Thursday, May 19, at Pine Grove Middle School the teachers created Memory Vessels as personal narratives that can then be used as exemplars for forms of expressive story-telling with their students.  Memory Vessels, believed to have originated in southern African American communities, are jars to which various objects – such as buttons, beads, keys, and jewelryare added. Historians believe that memory jars were originally created to serve as grave markers or as a kind of scrapbook honoring someone’s life.

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This was a very special opportunity for our teachers, as Joyce Scott is recognized worldwide as a printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist, quilter, jeweler, and bead artist. Her work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Studio Museum, Harlem, N.Y.; and the Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.  It has been exhibited around the world. In 2000, the Baltimore Museum of Art honored her with a 30-year career retrospective.

Randallstown High SchoolMural Project

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The mural is installed on the grand staircaseat Randallstown High
Thanks to the Baltimore County Education Foundationfor supporting this artistic endeavor.
We are also grateful to David Cunninghan, visiting muralist

The mural was completed by Martha Jacob’s Fundamentals of Art GT class

On May 4, 2011, artists, parents, and teachers gathered at the Law Firm of Azrael, Franz, Schwab, and Lipowitz for a reception honoring the student artists whose work has been on display throughout their offices.  The Office of Visual Arts wants to thank Keith Franz and his partners for their commitment to our young artists.

Safeway Honors Brandon Lark

Friends gathered on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Canton Safeway Store to honor Brandon Lark, Finalist in the Lurcern Painted Cow Contest. Brandon attends Sparrows Point High School.  His Principal, Rob SantaCroce, and Visual Arts teachers Vicki Ali and Theresa Spadaro were on hand to celebrate Brandon’s success.


Congratulations to Katie Cavanaugh, Maddie Ulevich, and Julia Reid for placing in the State’s Attorneys Anti Drug calendar.  Out of 3,400 entries, CMS was the only Middle School in Baltimore County to have 3 pieces of art featured in the 13 page calendar!!!

More BCPS winners for the Anti-Drug poster contest

Dasha Prudnikova- Franklin Middle 1st place
Myah Turner-  Woodlawn Middle 1st place
These students will be included in the poster collage
Gracie Halpin- Pine Grove Middle
Kassandra Cachola- Sparrow Point Middle
Morgan Dingle- Franklin Middle
Taylor Bentz-Hastmann- Perry Hall Middle
Mackenzie Smythe- Stemmers Run Middle

If you are riding through Towson, you are sure to see the empty store fronts that have been beautified with artwork from Baltimore County Public Schools Visual Art Students.  Thanks to the Towson Chamber of Commerce for providing this opportunity.

Thanks to the following schools for taking part:


Chesapeake High
Cockeysville Middle
Deep Creek Elementary
Deer Park Magnet Middle
Dulaney High
Golden Ring Middle
Gunpowder Elementary
Loch Raven Academy
Maiden Choice Elementary
Middlesex Elementary
Norwood Elementary
Old Court Middle
Parkville High
Pine Grove Middle
Ridgely Middle
Stoneleigh Elementary
Westchester Elementary
Woodholme Elementary




The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Outstanding Teacher Awards

NewsCongratulations to Teresa Lenahan, Visual Arts Teacher, Dundalk Middle, who was selected as the Outstanding Middle School Educator by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.  Teresa was honored for her commitment to her students and the community.  She promotes positive values as she works with students each day.  Teresa gives above and beyond the daily expectations encouraging her students to take part in extra curricular activities.


2011 Treasury Spring Exhibit

Congratulations to the following students whose work is on display at the Treasury Building in Annapolis.

Pictured: Emma Johnson from Perry Hall Middle and Melissa Grogin from Hampton Elementary

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Rachel Upton

Dulaney High

Andrew Brzuchalski

Dulaney High

Nathan Watts

Dulaney High

Catherine Devilbiss

Dulaney High

Adam Der

Hereford Middle

Tevon Elliott

Parkville High

Lauren Rasmussen

Jacksonville Elementary

Ethan Voelker

Timonium Elementary

Brandon Yackulak

Gunpowder Elementary

Melissa Grogin

Hampton Elementary

Emma Johnson

Perry Hall Middle

Anna Schwengel

Ridgely Middle

Beulah Lee

Lutherville Lab

First Prize Goes to Woodlawn High

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 – The Christophers announced eight winners today in their Twenty- First Annual Poster Contest for High School Students.
            Each year, students – grades 9 through 12 – are invited to create a poster that visually interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.” This year’s contest drew over 1,000 entries from high schools across the United States and around the world. The importance of literacy, role models, and environmental conservation were among the issues most examined. Students employed a wide range of media, including photography, computer art, drawing, painting, and collage.News
            The $1000 First Prize was awarded to Sorour Refahi, a junior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, MD, whose photo-based poster depicts a father walking hand-in-hand with his son down a school hallway, beautifully but simply illustrating the importance of parental guidance in a child’s life.
            Jackie B. Nguyen, a junior at Kentridge Senior High School in Kent, WA, took the $500 Second Prize for her computer-based photo of a man planting trees with the message “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The Third Prize of $250 went to Ally Sexton, a freshman at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Garden, FL, for her photo reminder that, by being unique, you can make a difference.
            Five other entrants were chosen to receive honorable mentions of $100 each.
A non-profit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers uses mass media to encourage all individuals to make a positive difference in the world, as expressed in the Christopher motto: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

[Editors: A complete list of winners follows. Hi-res pictures of their posters are available upon request.]


First Prize:
Sorour Refahi
Woodlawn High School
Baltimore, MD
Second Prize:
Jackie B. Nguyen
Kentridge Senior High School
Kent, WA
Third Prize:
Ally Sexton
The Benjamin School
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Honorable Mentions:
Kaili Johnson
Careerline Tech Center
Holland, MI
Chelsea Petta
Careerline Tech Center
Holland, MI
Anna Dobbins
Westbrook Christian School
Rainbow City, AL 35906
Akilaah Salaam
Herndon Career Center
Raytown, MO
Lindsay Burnell
South Forsyth High School
Cumming, GA

NewsStudents from Church Lane Elementary Technology School created a Legacy Wall Tile Project called, "WHO AM I MEANT TO BE?" featuring their future career goals under the direction of their art teacher, Ms. Barbara Zelt.






Congratulations to all participating schools and to every student who contributed their art for Baltimore County's Winter 2010 - Spring 2011 Environmental Art Contest:  Maryland Green School Best Practices: "Using Art to Persuade". 

Poster design by Anneliese Balman



Congratulations to all participating schools and to every student who contributed their art for Baltimore County's Winter 2010 - Spring 2011 Environmental Art Contest:  Maryland Green School Best Practices: "Using Art to Persuade". 

A special thanks goes out to the many art teachers who highlighted, promoted, and facilitated this activity in their classes!
At this time, we'd like to announce the 10 "Top" winning entries and those students receiving "Honorable Mention". 

Top winners: The following 10 students, listed alphabetically, are all top winners in the 2010-2011 contest.
Anneliese Balman Cromwell Valley ES                  Art Teacher: Debra Rogers
Kaitlynn Beatty, Pine Grove Middle                      Art Teacher: Vernon Fains
Tiffany Jackson, Pine Grove Middle                      Art Teacher: Jacqueline Morgan
Daniel Koissi, Western Technical High                  Art Teacher: Dana Champney
Michael Koory, Deep Creek Elementary                Art Teacher: Julie Dietrich-Eisler
Mia Lenzenweger, Kingsville Elelmentary             Art Teacher: Karen Ghassemieh
Ruilin Li, Oldfields School                                    Art Teacher: Dorothy Reigner
Ayanna Patillo, Western Technical High                Art Teacher: Dana Champney
Kalliope Somis, Hereford Middle                         Art Teacher: Rebecca Pagani
Carl Xiong, Pine Grove Middle                            Art Teacher: Vernon Fains

Honorable Mention:
Connor Bayley, Pine Grove Middle                       Art Teacher: Jacqueline Morgan
Nykia Benjamin, Pine Grove Middle                     Art Teacher: Vernon Fains
Dezmond Carter, Western Technical High             Art Teacher: Dana Champney
Aaron Leonard Coleman, Perry Hall High              Art Teacher: Lisa Gardner
Erin Jones, Western Technical High                      Art Teacher: Dana Champney
Brittany Krepka, Parkville Middle                         Art Teacher: Kathryn Knight
Sophia Moon, Pine Grove Middle                          Art Teacher: Jacqueline Morgan
Jueun Nam, Oldfields School                                Art Teacher: Dorothy Reigner
Onoh Odinakachukua, Dundalk Elementary           Art Teacher: Beth Thompson
Andrew Reid, Deep Creek Elementary                  Art Teacher: Julie Dietrich-Eisler
Megan Runge, Arbutus Middle                             Art Teacher: Pam Ehrenreich
Donald Stockton, Deep Creek Elementary             Art Teacher: Julie Dietrich-Eisler
Grace Townsend, Hereford Middle                       Art Teacher: Rebecca Pagani

Poster design by Ayanna Patillo


All of the fifth grade students at Joppa View Elementary have been creating pins in order to raise money to help rebuild Japan.  The students are creating pins in the shape of Japanese Kimonos by using origami techniques.  They also used paper quilling techniques in order to make pins shaped like sushi rolls.  The fifth graders are selling the pins for $2.00 at lunch.  All of the money is raised is being donated to the American Red Cross.  In just two days, the students raised over $200.00.  Some students have even been coming down to the art room during their recess time in order to make more pins. Anyone interested in purchasing a pin, please contact Jaclyn Cross, Joppa View Elementary visual arts teacher.


Congratulations to students at Perry Hall Middle School that received awards from The Woman’s Club of Perry Hall and the Maryland Federation of Woman’s Clubs Baltimore District. Can Wen and Devon Veals will have their artwork advance to state level judging.


Can Wen, First Place in local and district judging, grade 8
Zulikayida Maimaiti, Second Place in local judging, grade 8
John Grace, Third Place in local judging, grade 8

Devon Veals, Honorable Mention in local judging and Third Place in district judging, grade 6

Congratulations to art students from Sparrows Point High School whose artwork was recognized by The Woman’s Club of Dundalk and the Maryland Federation of Woman’s Clubs Baltimore District.  Carly Petry and Cody Fuller will have their artwork advance to state level judging.

Carly Petry, First Place in both local and district judging
Cody Fuller, Second Place in both local and district judging
Jessica Delair, Fifth Place
Kim Londer, Sixth Place
Allison Ford, Honorable Mention
Lindsey Demick, Honorable Mention

by Carly Petry
Ravens Tree
by Cody Fuller

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Tree of Life Exhibit at the Irvine Nature Center.  The exhibit is on display March 8 – April 2, 2011.  Prizes were awarded at the reception on Friday, March 25, 2011.

You can read more about the exhibit at the Owings Mills Patch:

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Best In Show, Grades 6 – 8: Hayleigh Braml, Perry Hall Middle School Judges Choice:  Zachery Rew, Hereford Middle School
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Most Creative:  Marika Yang, Ridgely Middle School Most Representational:  Carlos Gonzalez, Hereford Middle School


Congratulations to our visual arts teachers:  Craig Llewellyn, Art Chairperson at Lansdowne High, was named the National Art Education Association Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator of the Year, and Cheryl Milligan, Art Chairperson at Towson High was named the National Art Education Association National Secondary Art Educator of the Year.  They received their awards at the NAEA Conference in Seattle on March 18, 2011.  We are very proud of our deserving art teachers for being recognized with these prestigious awards.





Cockeysville cartoonist published in Washington Post

Conor Twohy,grade 7,  had his first cartoon published in the Washington Post!!!!  He won the contest for aspiring cartoonists.

Youth Art Month at The Walters Art Museum

Congratulations to all of the Baltimore County Public School artists who were honored to have their artwork on display at The Walters Art Museum.  A reception was held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 to honor these young artists.  Students, parents, and teachers were impressed at the high level of skill and thought evident in the many works of art on display.  We appreciate the wonderful partnership between BCPS and the Walters.
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Congratulations to all student winners in the 2010 PTSA Reflections Contest

Congratulations to Grace Hulse and her art students at Orems Elementary. Everyone in the entire school is making books as part of the Crayola grant, Championing Creatively Active Children.  Their bookmaking activities are featured on the Bookmaking With Kids blog:

Congratulations!  To all winners in the 2011 Baltimore County State's Attorney's Anti-Drug Contest. 

2nd Place Winners:
Cockeysville Middle School: Katie Cavanaugh, Maddie Ulevich and Julie Reid
Dumbarton Middle School: Stephanie Tripp-Jones 

The prize for Second Place is a $500 savings bond.  The posters will be included in the 2012 Anti-Drug Calendar. 

Poster Collage Winners:
Pikesville Middle School: Alice Friedman 
Dumbarton Middle School: Brita Ostermeier
Middle River Middle School: Chloe Regino

These posters will be included in a poster collage and each student will receive a $300 US Savings Bond at the Award Ceremony.
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Students, parents, and teachers joined together on March 9th for our 2nd Annual Middle School Juried Exhibit Reception.  The work was on display at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, March 9 – 11.  Best in show was awarded to Rhea Montgomery-Walsh from Sudbrook Magnet Middle.

Congratulations to Jessica Maglidt, a fifth grade student from Harford Hills Elementary. Jessica has been selected as Artsonia's 4th-6th grade "ARTIST OF THE WEEK!" for March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011.  During the contest, Jessica received 1082 votes from website visitors!  Be sure to check the Artsonia homepage at where you will see Jessica10079's artwork featured for the next few days.


NewsBrandon Lark, a junior at Sparrows Point High School, has made the finals of the Sixth AnnualLucerne The Art of Dairy, “Sharing Joy” Art Contest, sponsored by Safeway, Inc. He was one of only 30 finalists nationally that were chosen to decorate the cow sculptures.  Brandon submitted his entry called “One Float, Two Straws.”  He now has one month to replicate his drawing/painting on a 5’x 3’x 8’ fiberglass cow.  Photos of his painted cow must be submitted by April 1.  The plain white fiberglass sculpture arrived in the art room on February 23.  Lucerne provided $250 for the art supplies. Brandon will need to create his design on the sculpture.  Ultimately, Brandon has a chance to win $5,000 for himself, $5,000 for his designated teacher, and $20,000 for his school's art department.

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In progress 3-28-2011

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NewsMagnet Schools Poster Contest Winner!

Brianna Humphreys, an 11th grader from Eastern Tech won 2nd place in the 2011 Magnet Schools of America contest!

She will receive a plaque and $75 at the awards ceremony in Indianapolis in May.

NewsKamenetz Recognizes youngARTS Winners

On Monday, January 31 Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recognized three Baltimore County Public Schools students who are among 148 students named national finalists in the youngARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) program, coordinated by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA).

The Baltimore County Public Schools finalists are:

William Fesperman of Towson, Towson High School, for poetry

Yasmin Naylor from Windsor Mill, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, for photography

Julia Yerger of Timonium, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, for visual arts

The youngARTS program recognizes up to 150 high school students each year, chosen from a pool of 7,000 applicants, as being among the best in the nation in nine artistic fields:  cinematic arts, dance, music, jazz, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. It is from this competition that Presidential Scholars are selected.

Congratulations to our visual arts students who have their work on display in the Young Artists Showcase at the Towson Arts Collective, 406 York Road, Towson.  This juried exhibit is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Timonium and the Towson Arts Collective and will be displayed February 4 – 25, 2011.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.

  • Demi Frants, Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Deanna Smith, Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Hannah Elliott, Dulaney High
  • Juliann Elmer, Dulaney High
  • Faranak Hamedooni Asli, Dulaney High
  • Josie Blair, Franklin High (Best In Show)
  • Devon Flickinger, Franklin High
  • Annie Martin, Franklin High
  • Sarah Miller, Hereford High
  • Kenna O’Rourke, Hereford High (Best Painting)
  • Celine Schmidt, Hereford High (Best Drawing)
  • Alanso Arrunategui, Loch Raven High
  • Meagan Burke, Loch Raven High
  • Jen Quivryn, Loch Raven High
  • Oluwaseun Esan, Millford Mill Academy
  • Ebihireme Inegbenebor, Millford Mill Academy
  • Shana-Kaye Martin, Millford Mill Academy
  • Morgan Cobbs, New Town High
  • Rachel Horne, New Town High
  • Jonah Tellington, New Town High
  • Emmanuael Chinaka, Overlea High
  • Aaliyah Freeman, Overlea High
  • Nelson Sanza, Overlea High
  • Megan Friedman, Owings Mills High
  • Aleksey Naydenko, Owings Mills High
  • Abbie Toth, Owings Mills High
  • Janyeris Capellan, Parkville High
  • Casey Mulqueen, Parkville High (Best Photo)
  • Christina Sao, Parkville High
  • Emily Krach, Perry Hall High (Honorable Mention Drawing)
  • Olivia Kus, Perry Hall High
  • Dorothy Heam, Perry Hall High
  • Lauren Sroka, Sparrows Point High
  • Ashlea Zahner, Sparrows Point High
  • Molly Broom, Towson High
  • Corey Nayden, Towson High
  • Allegra Stiles, Towson High

Bridgette, Casey Mulqueen, Best Photo Award


Autumn Harvest, Emily Krach, Honorable Mention Drawing

NewsCongratulations to our artists who currently have their work on display in the Youth Art Gallery at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Christopher Middleton, Cromwell Valley Elementary
Sophie Stoerkel, Loch Raven High
Bernadette Szrom, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts

The exhibit, Many Faces of Maryland, will be on display through June, 2011.  The Youth Art Gallery is located next to the Observation Deck.  The students will be recognized at a reception this spring.

Sophie Stoerkel, Duplicity


NewsCongratulations to BCPS Visual Arts teachers who received 2010 Outstanding Teacher Awards from business leaders at the 63rd Annual Awards and Installation Dinner of the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce:

Tracy Skeels, Essex Elementary School
Angela Leitzer, Middleborough Elementary School

The Chamber’s Education Committee recognized one teacher from each Chamber member school.  The teachers have five or more years of service, demonstrate classroom leadership, are involved in extra-curricular and after school events, respected by colleagues and the student body, and are positive role models for students. 

Tracy Skeels receiving her award with Dr. Joe A. Hairston

Congratulations to Julie Kim, sixth grader at Perry Hall Middle, for winning 3rd place in the middle school division of the Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag contest sponsored by the Maryland Art Educators Association (MAEA).  

Congratulations to our visual arts students whose artwork was selected for the annual statewide Student Art Exhibit at the Maryland General Assembly. The exhibition features more than 400 pieces of student artwork from throughout the state, is presented by the Maryland Art Education Association, and is shown in the tunnels that state legislators travel through each day during the legislative session. Families can view the exhibit through April 18, 2011, during State House business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This is an important exhibit for us to remind the legislators about the importance of arts education for all children and to thank them for their continued support.

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The BCPS students with artwork in the exhibit are:

  • Haley Myers, grade 6, Arbutus Middle School, art teacher Pam Ehrenreich
  • Sofia Lopez, kindergarten, Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, art teacher April Mahon
  • Abigail Griffin, grade 2, Chase Elementary School, art teacher Glen Frederick
  • Ameer Ragabi, grade 2, Chase Elementary School, art teacher Glen Frederick
  • Star Wiatrowski, grade 12, Chesapeake High School, art teacher Emily Hall
  • Jordan Evans, grade 4, Church Lane Elementary School, art teacher Barbara Zelt
  • Rilynn White, grade 4, Church Lane Elementary School, art teacher Barbara Zelt
  • Da Som Park, grade 7, Cockeysville Middle School, art teacher Denise Webster
  • Robert Ford, grade 8, Cockeysville Middle School, art teacher Pat Endres
  • Isabel Towsend-Last, grade 8, Dumbarton Middle School, art teacher Luke Jones
  • London Morris, grade 12, Dundalk High School, art teacher Dennis Zagurski
  • Megan Brandt, grade 5, Edgemere Elementary School, art teacher Greg Flach
  • Jermaine Sykes, grade 2, Edmondson Heights Elementary School, art teacher Cathy Stephis
  • Ashonda King, grade 5, Featherbed Lane Elementary School, art teacher Joan Mickiewicz
  • John Gelido, grade 3, Glenmar Elementary School, art teacher Eileen Fitzgerald
  • Erin Boehme, kindergarten, Halstead Academy, art teacher Tess Stoner
  • Kai McPhee, grade 3, Hebbville Elementary School, art teacher Jennifer Rifkin
  • Michael Guattery, grade 8, Hereford Middle School, art teacher Beckie Pagani
  • Katherine Aviles, grade 12, Lansdowne High School, art teacher Brandon Nicklas
  • Leslie Rodriguez, grade 8, Lansdowne Middle School, art teacher Beth Dentes
  • Shannon Watson, grade 8, Lansdowne Middle School, art teacher Beth Dentes
  • Nora Reinhardt, grade 7, Loch Raven Academy, art teacher Kathy Chenoweth
  • Yijing Geng, grade 3, Lutherville Laboratory, art teacher Judy Roppelt
  • Amberlyn Griffin, grade 7, Middle River Middle School, art teacher Joanna Downs
  • Andrew Goins, grade 5, Middlesex Elementary School, art teacher Kaytee Lurz
  • Lorin Cappelli, grade 1, Oakleigh Elementary School, art teacher Laura Patacca-Kerr
  • Bryanne Quigg, grade 3, Oliver Beach Elementary School, art teacher Stacy Bentley
  • Jobe Samuel, grade 11, Owings Mills High School, art teacher Kathryn Short
  • Hannah Ghassemi, grade 12, Parkville High School, art teacher Ryan Twentey
  • Nick Cook, grade 6, Parkville Middle School, art teacher Kathryn Knight
  • Aljerie Jison, grade 8, Perry Hall Middle School, art teacher Michele Momenzadeh
  • Maiya Price, grade 8, Pikesville Middle School, art teacher Jody Sherman
  • Shawn Atueyi, grade 12, Randallstown High School, art teacher Helen Schneider
  • Chole Schlothauer, grade 4, Red House Run Elementary School, art teacher Diana Robinson
  • Naomi Yankellow, grade 4, Reisterstown Elementary School, art teacher Lee Ann Aus
  • Anna Johnson, grade 8, Ridgely Middle School, art teacher Raine Valentine
  • Carter Crowe, grade 1, Seventh District Elementary School, art teacher Claudia Amory
  • Sam Cassell, grade 2, Sparks Elementary School, art teacher Stephanie Chaney
  • Amber Troyer, grade 12, Sparrows Point High School, art teacher Vicki Ali
  • Averie Thomas, grade 11, Towson High School, art teacher Caryn Martin
  • Emeka Awujo, grade 2, Vincent Farm Elementary School, art teacher Stewart Emmerich
  • Deven Hafiz, kindergarten, Westchester Elementary School, art teacher Stephen Levin

Congratulations to BCPS art teachers whose artwork was selected for the Maryland Art Education Association Members Exhibit.  The exhibit features artwork by visual arts teachers from around the state.  It will be on display in the Howard County Board of Education Building through December.

Congratulations to:
Katie Gutwald, Mars Estates Elementary
Kathryn Short, Owings Mills High School
Lara Shuman, Franklin High School
Linda Popp, Visual Arts Coordinator

Kathryn Short
Katie Gutwald
Linda Popp

Sparks Elementary visual arts students created a tree for the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees Showcase held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds, 11/26 – 28. The ornaments were made by 4th grade students using Model Magic in art class. The theme for the tree was “Under the Sea with the Sparks Sharks”. This is the second year in a row that Sparks Elementary art students decorated a tree for the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees.

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Congratulations to our many BCPS student artists who have made ornaments for the 2010 Maryland State House Holiday Tree. The decorated trees will be on display through the month of December. Following the theme of “Forever Green,” the students created ornaments that are friendly to the environment using recycled materials.

Oliver Beach Elementary, Stacey Bentley, Visual Arts teacher

Winfield Elementary, Karen Merkle, Visual Arts teacher

Art students at Pine Grove Middle­­­­­­­­­­­­­ have been awarded first place in a banner competition sponsored by the Towson Chamber of Commerce.  The students worked together to create two colorful painted paper collages.  The banners will be reproduced and hung throughout the business community to help promote The Winter Season in Towson.  They will be on display December 4th through February 11, 2011 and will be part of a host of activities, including a tree lighting ceremony and parade, to promote this year’s theme, WINTERFEST…REDISCOVERING TOWSON.  The following students contributed:
Earl Robinson, Mary Mattes, Zachary Kafka, Anthony Romano, Aaron Jacobs, Michael Rigby, Mwatha Karangu, Bradley Davis, Cheyanne Blum, Harley Davis, Sharon Fontes, Zachary Swain, Santos Fernandez, Nicholas Myers, Christopher Lasseth, and Tristan Dolly. Many thanks to their visual Arts teacher Mr. Vernon Fains.

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The Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts National Art Honor Society completed this entry for the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees Showcase held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds, 11/26 - 28. Students brainstormed and developed the theme of "Holidays Down Under". The 90% edible construction showcases the Australian continent including the Sydney Opera House, The Australian out back, Santa and his team of Kangaroo's, and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Studio Art students at Dundalk High sent hand-made postcards to their feeder elementary and middle school art teachers to celebrate American Education Week. Students created a variety of original postcards to wish the younger artists and their teachers well! The High school students sent messages which were designed to uplift and celebrate the community of young artists. Thanks to artists Alora Chatterton, Megan Stanowski, John Lawrence, London Morris, Chris Miller, David Newton, Kyle Kowalevicz, and teacher Dennis Zagurski.

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Congratulations to the following students whose work was on display at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for the All Honors Concert on November 15, 2010

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Emily Bauman Carver Center
Julia Yerger Carver Center
Samantha Bloom Carver Center
Amelia Tenberg Hereford High
Caitlin Armington Hereford High
Elianna Radcliffe Hereford High
Jen Sparks Hereford High
Kenna O'Rourke Hereford High
Lorianna Livingston Hereford High
Sarah Miller Hereford High
Stephanie Tarlton Hereford High
Beth Emmerich Patapsco High
Jessica Searfino Patapsco High
Rachael Brennskag Patapsco High
Emma Popp Towson High
Emma Popp Towson High

Sunday, November 14, 2010, was Project: Quality Time at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore County Public Schools elementary art students were invited to come together for a day of quality time with family, friends, and teachers to enjoy some great works of art. Families participated in studio activities that were related to the Andy Warhol Exhibit currently on display at the BMA. Andy Warhol’s nephew, James Warhola, who has written two children’s books about his famous uncle, presented his work and signed books for the students. It was a wonderful day for creating and learning about art.

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Kiera Gardner, Elmwood Elementary, with James Warhola
  Victoria and Nicole Tsygan, Timber Grove Elementary creating cat prints

Cockeysville Middle School Students Remember Our Veterans

The National Junior Art Honor Society under the leadership of Pat Endres put together a display for veterans day yesterday. Each certificate represents a name of a student or faculty member that has a veteran in their family, the wall continues to grow!!

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If you get a chance to visit the Cockeysville Public Library, be sure to visit the art exhibit by Cockeysville Middle School. The school has developed a partnership with the Cockeysville Public Library. The library graciously showcases the amazing talents of these young artists.

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Congratulations to our Visual Arts teachers who were recognized at the annual Maryland Art Education Conference on October 15, 2010, Northwestern High School in Prince George’s County.  Thank you for the extraordinary job you do with your children everyday in your classroom.

New Elementary Art Educator:  Fiona Coulter, Winand Elementary
New Middle School Art Educator:  Molly Schappel, Perry Hall Middle
New High School Art Educator:  Sherri Fisher, Patapsco High and CFA
Career Elementary Art Educator:  Beth Thompson, Dundalk Elementary
Career Middle School Art Educator:  Kathy Peterson, Hereford Middle
Career High School Art Educator:  Jesse Dortzbach, Rosedale Center
Retired Art Educator:  Ann Summerson, Dumbarton MiddleNews

Daisy McTighe, former Visual Arts Coordinator, was recognized as the MAEA State Retired Art Educator.

Congratulations to our Visual Arts students whose work was selected to be on display at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.  An exhibition showcasing the work of thirty-six Maryland public high school students from eleven school districts throughout the state will be on display for two months in the lobby of the federal building.  Maryland is the third state to have been granted a show in this space, which has rotating exhibits.  “It is not just talented work.  This is about kids who persist and work really hard, and about teachers who pay attention and nurture, and families who support their children,” said Jacqueline Zimmermann, director of editorial policies at USDOE.

Katrina Navarro, Carver Center
Lauren Hartman, Carver Center
Rodnique Steele, Patapsco High and CFA
Bernadette Szrom, Patapsco High and CFA
Annie Bishai, Towson High
Molly Broom, Towson High
Emma Popp, Towson High

Rodnique Steele, “Self-Portrait,” digital photography

Emma Popp, “Sam’s Argyle Socks,” oil on canvas

newsCongratulations to all of our art students, teachers and families who participated in Project: Quality Time at the Walters Art Museum on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  BCPS elementary and middle school students and families were invited for a day at the Walters Art Museum to enjoy and discuss great works of art.  The day was filled with activities connected to the Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Exhibit.  Orems Elementary, Mars Estates Elementary, Oakleigh Elementary, and Old Court Middle Schools were all recognized for their entries in the student competition Games, Gizmos & Toys.  

newsEach student artist received a certificate and the schools were awarded a trophy with autographed Walter Wick books for the library.

Orems Elementary First Place Grade 5 Winners
Jayden Clowney, Mars Estates Elementary, with their First Place Grade 1 – 2 Trophy

Teacher as Artist Exhibit 2010

Congratulations to our student artists who had their artwork selected for the Maryland Art Education Association Fall Conference Exhibit.  The conference was October 15, 2010 at Northwestern High School in Prince George’s County.  Students received a certificate at the MAEA reception for the artists, teachers, and families.

Courtney Braun, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Clara Bryant, Towson High
Karalyn Busch, Oakleigh Elementary
Nick Claure, Perry Hall Middle
China Davis, Hebbville Elementary
Katelyn Dugan, Sudbrook Magnet Middle
Breanna Durst, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Allison Eicholtz, Pine Grove Middle
Lauryn Flanagan, Hebbville Elementary
Janae Jackson, Winand Elementary
Charlie Knott, Dumbarton Middle
Eliza Kurtz, Hereford Middle
Tyrone McCue, Oakleigh Elementary
Jacob McEntire, Oakleigh Elementary
Catherine Miller, Lansdowne High
Anna Packy, Hereford Middle
Davis Pfund, Rosedale Alternative
Darryl Sargent, Lansdowne High
Erica Torres, Dundalk Elementary


Jacob McEntire, Katelyn Dugan, China Davis
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I Spy a Great Exhibit and Contest at the Walters Art Museum

If you enjoy the Walter Wick, I Spy books, this exhibit is for you.  Several of our schools have entered the contest.  We hope you enjoy their entries.

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Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic
September 19, 2010 - January 02, 2011
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The Walters celebrates the creative mind of renowned artist and children's book illustrator Walter Wick, whose I Spy and Can You See What I See? books have been read and loved by millions of children and adults around the world.

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Feeling creative? Feeling innovative?
Enter the Games, Gizmos & Toys Student Competition, being held in conjunction
with the exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos & Toys in the Attic, September 19, 2010–January 2,
2011 at the Walters Art Museum. Walter Wick is the renowned photographer and children’s book author of the Can You See What I See? series and co-creator of the I Spy book series.
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NewsOn Friday, October 1, 2010, 250 students from Carver Center for the Arts and Technology attended a field trip to the Brooklyn Museum for a presentation by Abdi Farah, Carver alumnus (2005). Abdi was the final winner of the Bravo Work Of Art television competition from this summer. His one man show titled Luminous Bodies will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum through October 17, 2010. Abdi said the title was inspired by a scene in a Star Wars movie when Yoda says, “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” It is an investigation of the human body as a material entity that possesses the potential to transcend its physical being. Abdi won the title of “The Next Great Artist,” $100,000, and his one-man show as a result of the Bravo competition. Congratulations to Abdi! He makes us very proud.

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In today’s world, peace needs to be more than just a word. Imagine… millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind – pinwheels in the United States, Great Britain, South America, Australia, the Middle East, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia; pinwheels all over the world! – big pinwheels, small pinwheels; pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – colorful pinwheels, decorated with drawings, paintings, collages, photographs – pinwheels with words of peace and harmony written on them – fields of pinwheels, pinwheels along roadsides, in schoolyards, in parks, pinwheels EVERYWHERE!

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On September 21st, many of our schools took time out to create pinwheels and discuss a world where peace was in everyone’s heart! News

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Below is the site address for an exhibition, “The Earth Project” that I’m currently involved in. It’s a combination of visual art and written responses to the selected work. Please give it a visit if are so inclined.

Dylan Clark of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Congratulations to BCPS Visual Art Students who were selected to take part in Maryland Distinguished Scholar Talent in the Arts









NewsCongratulations to the art students at Oliver Beach Elementary! Under the direction of their art teacher, Stacy Bentley, the mural that they created using recycled bottle caps is now on display in the school library. All students from grades K – 5 contributed to this project during the 2010 school year.




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