Awards

  • Elise Almquist
  • Morgan Brietske
  • Gabby Byrnes
  • Evelyn Dahmer
  • Mary Elizabeth Dunstone
  • Katelynn Smith
  • Kaitlin McHenry
  • Bianca Seely
  • Yiran Shi
  • Annie Treharne
  • Katherine Wildern
  • Jacquelyn Wilson
Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2017
Congratulations to the 12 students from Mercy’s Art Department who won 13 awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.  
 
Special congratulations to Bianca Seely and Katelynn Smith. They won gold keys (first place) in the individual photography (Bianca) and ceramics (Katelynn) contests. Their pieces will compete in New York for national awards in March.
 
The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received nearly 6000 individual entries from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Jurors selected 1100 individual category works to receive gold key, silver key, and honorable mention awards.
 
Regional winning entries will be on display in the exhibit at the College for Creative Studies, Walter B. Ford II Building from Monday, February 6th – Friday, March 3rd. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The regional ceremony for Oakland County private schools will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theater of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
 
Elise Almquist - Drawing, Silver Key
Morgan Brietzke - Ceramics and Glass, Silver Key
Gabrielle Byrnes - Painting, Honorable Mention
Evelyn Dahmer - Photography, Silver Key
Mary Elizabeth Dunstone - Photography, Silver Key
Kaitlin McHenry - Painting, Honorable Mention
Bianca Seely - Photography, Gold Key
Yiran Shi - Drawing, Honorable Mention
Katelynn Smith - Ceramics and Glass, Gold Key
Annie Treharne - Fashion, Honorable Mention
Katherine Wildern - Photography, Honorable Mention; Digital Art, Honorable Mention
Jacquelyn Wilson  Photography, Honorable Mention

National Scholastic Art Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that Mercy High School seniors Miranda Stano, Jinghan Hu and their teacher, Ms. Susan Smith, have earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. Miranda won a gold medal and an American Visions Medal for her drawing titled “Grandmother”. Jinghan won a silver medal for her drawing titled “My Grandmother” and a silver medal for her portfolio titled “People In My Eyes”. These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Miranda and Ms.Smith been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 2.

The Art.Write.Now.2016 National Exhibition will be open at the Sheila C. Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design (66 5th Avenue at 13th Street) and at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor) from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. National Medalist art and writing will be on display June 2–12. Come see the best work created by teens across the country!


Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center High School Contest

Congratulations to the following Mercy students who won awards in the 2016 High School Art Competition sponsored by the BBAC.
Jinghan (Molane) Hu – My Grandmother – Drawing
Jinghan (Molane) Hu – Mr. Sill – Drawing
Miranda Stano – Cousin – Drawing
Winning artworks will be displayed in a special exhibition at the BBAC April 1-29.
Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 1, 6-8p
College Day: Sat, Apr 16, 1-4p

Farmington Area Arts Commission High School Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following Mercy students who won awards in the 2016 High School Art Competition sponsored by the Farmington Area Arts Commission.
Photography Category
1st Place - $100 – MaKayla Jennings – Blue Feathers
2nd Place - $75 – Cleopatra Weeks – Eyeglasses
Honorable Mention - $25 – Elizabeth Bartels - Tools
2-D Category
1st Place - $100 – Jinghan (Molane) Hu – Self-Portrait
3rd Place - $50 – Bianca Seely – Color Pencil Flower
Honorable Mention - $25 – Miranda Stano – Fixation
Honorable Mention - $25 – Jenna Bratke - Mushroom
Honorable Mention - $25 – Olivia Gibaratz – Leaf Drawing
3-D Category
1st Place - $100 – Hannah Pascual – Riveted Pendant
2nd Place - $75 – Taylor Lombard – Silver Hollow Ring
Honorable Mention - $25 – Hannah Pascual – Silver Ring with Pink Stone

Winning artworks will be displayed in a special exhibition at the Festival of the Arts (April 14th – 16th) and will remain at the City Gallery through May 13th. Awards will be presented on Friday, April 15th, at the Costick Center, beginning at 6:00 PM. Winners (or a representative) are required to be present to receive awards. Their families, friends, teachers and administrators are invited to attend the award ceremony. Ticket are $10 each. Awardees will be given one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased at the Costick Center or online here.


Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to sophomore, Joelle Joyner, who won a 1st place prize in the congressional art competition for a color pencil drawing she completed in Ms. Susan Smith’s Drawing 1 class. Her winning piece will be hung in the United States Capitol Building until next summer. She will be one of fourteen students to visit the capitol for the exhibit.


Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2016
 
Congratulations to the 12 students from Mercy's Art Department who won 39 awards in this year's Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.
 
Special congratulations to Jinghan (Molane) Hu, Miranda Stano, and Erin Tisdel. Their portfolios made finalist status and will compete in New York City for talent scholarships. These three seniors also won thirteen gold keys (first place) in the individual photography, drawing, painting, and mixed media contests. Their pieces will also compete in New York for national awards.
 
Most excitingly, Jinghan Hu and Miranda Stano won two of the five elusive American Vision award nominations. The American Vision Award winners are chosen as the "Best of Show" from all of the artwork entered in this year's Southeastern Michigan Regional competition. Each regional program across the country selects the five most outstanding works of art from their gold key recipients. These five young artists represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees. In spring, a national panel will select one of the nominated works from each region as the American Vision Award Recipient for 2016.
 
Jinghan's portfolio is also one of seven "best of show" portfolios that will be displayed as a whole at this year's exhibit at the College for Creative Studies.
 
The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received nearly 6000 individual entries and more than 300 senior portfolios from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Jurors selected 1093 individual category works to receive gold key, silver key, and honorable mention awards. 90 gold key portfolios were selected from 300 submitted, seven were selected "Best of Show" and five Gold Key works were selected as American Vision Nominees. All Gold Key work will be judged at the national level in March.
 

Regional winning entries will be on display in the exhibit at the College for Creative Studies, Walter B. Ford II Building from Monday, February 8th - Friday, March 4th. Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The regional ceremony for Oakland County Private schools will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theater of the Detroit Institute of Arts. To see the full list of all winners, click here: lists of winners.

Name
Grade
Art
Award
Isabella Bartlett 9 Photography Honorable Mention
Julia Bonfiglio 12 Ceramics and Glass Honorable Mention
Olivia Gibaratz 10 Drawing Silver Key
    Drawing Honorable Mention
Jinghan Hu 12 Drawing American Vision Award
    Art Portfolio Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Jewelry Silver Key
    Painting Silver Key
    Photography Silver Key
    Painting Honorable Mention
    Drawing Honorable Mention
    Drawing Honorable Mention
    Drawing Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Meconi 11 Sculpture Honorable Mention
Monique Ross 12 Drawing Silver Key
Bianca Seely 11 Sculpture Silver Key
    Sculpture Silver Key
Sarah Smolinski 9 Sculpture Honorable Mention
Miranda Stano 12 Drawing American Vision Award
    Art Portfolio Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Drawing Gold Key
    Painting Gold Key
    Painting Silver Key
Erin Tisdel 12 Art Portfolio Gold Key
    Mixed Media Gold Key
    Mixed Media Silver Key
    Mixed Media Honorable Mention
Katherine Wildern 9 Painting Honorable Mention

Farmington Area Arts Commission High School Contest

Congratulations to the following Mercy students who won awards in the 2015 High School Art Competition sponsored by the Farmington Area Arts Commission.

Photography Category

1st Place - $100 – Jaya Jankowski - Hidden

2nd Place - $75 – Rita Erickson – Head On

3rd Place - $50 - Hannah McInnis – Longing For Love

Honorable Mention - $25 – Jackie Golias - Reflection

2-D Category

2nd Place - $75 – Jinghan (Molane) Hu – Blair

3rd Place - $50 – Miranda Stano – Perception

3-D Category

2nd Place - $75 – Sydney Akin – Glazed Stoneware Coil Construction

3rd Place - $50 – Miranda Stano – Glazed Stoneware Slab Construction

Winning artworks were displayed in a special exhibition at the Festival of the Arts City Gallery April - May 2015.


Scholastic Art Awards 2015

Congratulations to the 10 students from Mercy’s Art Department who won 17 awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.

 
 
By Hannah McInnis By Miranda Stano

 

 

By Jaya Jankowski By Darby Horne  

Special congratulations to Jackie Golias and Jaya Jankowski. Their portfolios made finalist status and will compete in New York City for talent scholarships. Jaya Jankowski, Hannah McInnis, and Miranda Stano also won five gold keys (first place) in the individual photography, drawing and ceramics contests. Their pieces will also compete in New York for national awards.

The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received over 6200 individual entries and 250 senior portfolios from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. This year was even more competitive since the Scholastic Art region received 700 more entries than last year. Jurors selected 300 Gold Keys, 375 Silver Keys and 426 Honorable Mentions. 83 Gold Key Portfolios were selected from 250 submitted, seven were selected “Best of Show” and five Gold Key works were selected as American Vision Nominees. All Gold Key work will be judged at the national level in March. The national ceremony will be on Thursday, June 11 at Carnegie Hall and will also be live-streamed for students and teachers who are unable to attend.

Regional winning entries will be on display in the exhibit at the College for Creative Studies, Walter B. Ford II Building from Tuesday, February 10 – Friday, March 6. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The regional ceremony for Oakland County Private schools will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theater of the Detroit Institute of Arts. To see a list of all winners, click here: Lists of winners.

Student Grade Entry Award
Rita Erickson 12 Digital Art Honorable Mention
Jacqueline Golias 12 Art Portfolio Gold Key
Darby Horne 12 Mixed Media Silver Key
Jinghan Hu 11 Painting Honorable Mention
Jaya Jankowski 12 Art Portfolio Gold Key
    Photography 2 Gold Keys, Honorable Mention
    Fashion Silver Key
    Jewelry Honorable Mention
Hannah McInnis 12 Photography Gold Key, Silver Key
Caitlin Ryan 10 Painting Honorable Mention
Catherine Sawicky 10 Painting Honorable Mention
Alaina Skellet 10 Fashion Honorable Mention
Miranda Stano 11 Drawing and Illustration Gold Key
    Ceramics and Glass Gold Key

Art Awards 2014

Congratulations to the 16 students from Mercy’s Art Department who won 27 awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Special congratulations to Katherine Chmielewski. Her portfolio made finalist status and will compete in New York City for talent scholarships. Kate Anderson, Katherine Chmielewski, and Katelyn Halash also won six gold keys (first place) in the individual mixed media, fashion, drawing and painting contests. Their pieces will also compete in New York for national awards.

Regional winning entries were on display at the College for Creative Studies in March. To see a list of all winners, click here: Lists of winners. Make sure to scroll down and click on "2014 Winners" in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.The College for Creative Studies sponsors the Southeastern Michigan Art Region, which, this year, received over 5,500 works of art and 291 portfolios from students in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Jurors selected 302 Gold Keys, 375 Silver Keys and 426 Honorable Mentions. Ninety Gold Key Portfolios were selected from 291 submitted, seven were selected “Best of Show” and five Gold Key works were selected as American Vision Nominees. All Gold Key work will be judged at the national level in March. The national ceremony will be on June 6 at Carnegie Hall and will also be live-streamed for students and teachers who are unable to attend.

  • Kate Anderson '14
  • Mixed Media - Gold Key
  • Katherine Chmielewski '14
  • Art Portfolio - Gold Key
  • Painting - Gold Key
  • Painting - Gold Key
  • Painting - Gold Key
  • Drawing - Gold Key
  • Painting - Silver Key
  • Painting - Silver Key
  • Painting - Silver Key
  • Painting - Honorable Mention
  • Painting - Honorable Mention
  • Drawing - Honorable Mention
  • Emma Easson '17
  • Painting - Honorable Mention
  • Alicia Finnorn '14
  • Sculpture - Gold Key
  • Tasia Gabriel '15
  • Film & Animation - Honorable Mention
  • Katelyn Halash '14
  • Fashion - Gold Key
  • Morgan Haller '15
  • Drawing - Honorable Mention
  • Madison Macarthur '14
  • Ceramics & Glass - Gold Key
  • Alyssa Naimi '14
  • Photography - Gold Key
  • Photography - Gold Key
  • Hannah Pascual '16
  • Fashion - Gold Key
  • Maria Pulice '15
  • Painting - Gold Key
  • Lindsay Seashore '16
  • Sculpture - Honorable Mention
  • Marisa Siwicki '16
  • Photography - Honorable Mention
  • Katelynn Smith '17
  • Painting - Gold Key
  • Amanda Trojniak '15
  • Painting - Honorable Mention
  • Moranda Yaldo '15
  • Film & Animation - Honorable Mention

National Scholastic Art Award Katherine Chmielewski '14 won a National Scholastic Art Award SILVER MEDAL. Her winning piece was created in Drawing 2 class as a junior. Another Mercy student, Hayley Caddell, was the model. The 2014 Scholastic Art Competition received approximately 255,000 submissions in 28 categories and only 1% received national recognition. Wow, Katherine!


Farmington Area Arts Commission Awards

Congratulations to the following Mercy students who won awards in the 2014 High School Art Competition sponsored by the Farmington Area Arts Commission. Winning artworks will be displayed in a special exhibition at the Festival of the Arts (May 1 - 3). Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 1, at the Costick Center, beginning at 6:30 PM. Winners (or a representative) are required to be present to receive awards. Their families, friends, teachers and administrators are invited to attend the award ceremony.

  • Photography Category
    • 1st Place - $100 - Marisa Siwicki - Juxtaposed Photo Montage
    • 3rd Place - $50 - Hannah Newton - Juxtaposed Photo Montage
    • Honorable Mention - $25 - Karina Lloyd - Horse Photo with Purple Bridle
  • 2-D Category
    • Honorable Mention - $25 - Kate Anderson - Self-Portrait Collage
    • Honorable Mention - $25 - Christina Gee - Charcoal 3-Quarter Portrait Drawing
  • 3-D Category
    • 2nd Place - $75 - Katherine Chmielewski - Cuff Bracelet