Oswego High School student Thomas Mereness was recognized with an Award of Excellence.
Oswego and Oswego East High School student artwork was recently showcased at the 2012 Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery. This exhibition consisted of a two-part jury format. First, student’s artwork was selected by Oswego visual art instructors; only five pieces of artwork were chosen from each school. Next, students work was juried by the full-time Joliet Junior College (JJC) studio art faculty in various categories. Those found deserving by JJC jurors earned the Award of Excellence. Seventeen area students were recognized with an Award of Excellence for their outstanding achievement, including one from Oswego High School, Thomas Mereness. It is an honor…
Thomas Mereness and Francisco Zafra received awards for their art last spring.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Oswego High School students Thomas Mereness, junior, and Francisco Zafra, senior, each received a national scholastic award for their artwork last spring. Mereness was an American Vision Award Medalist for his work in sculpture. Zafra received a gold medal for his drawing, which will be traveling the country. Gold medals are awarded for the most outstanding works in the nation and the American Visions and Voices medal is awarded based on an esteemed panel of jurors that select the best of the five American Voices & Visions Nominees from each region to receive national recognition with the American Visions & Voices Medal. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional …