SISAL gives FA 22 awards, accepts 51 works of art

imageFA students won 22 awards and had 51 pieces accepted for exhibition at the 18th annual Small Independent Schools Art League juried show. Twenty schools participated in SISAL, which was hosted this year by The Fenn School in Concord. Fenn will also host the awards ceremony Sunday, May 3 from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

imageFA winners are:

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First place: Brianna Feldott ‘14
Third: China Weare ’14

First: Katie Romagnoli ‘10
First: Julia Signell ‘10
Honorable mention: Max McGurl ’09
Honorable mention: Samantha Doyle ’12

Third: Catherine Aviles ’14
Honorable mention: Janaye Rooney ‘10

Second: Signe Baumhofer’12
Honorable mention: Katie Romangoli ‘10

Second: Thomas White ’12

First: Carly Achenbach ‘13
Third: Annie Stimson ‘11
Third: Margot Wilsterman ‘12
Honorable mention:  Annie Stimson ‘11

Second: Ryan Pettit ‘09
Second: Lily Cronig ‘10,
Second: Lizzie Stimson ‘13
Honorable mention: Logan Driscoll ’10
Honorable mention: Marie Oldenbourg ‘10
Honorable mention: Kallie Leschen-Lindell ‘10
Honorable mention: Morgan Opie ’13

Margaret Tew Ellsworth and Elenita Muniz created SISAL in 1992 and hosted the first SISAL exhibitions at FA so that students in small independent schools could have a venue for critiquing and exhibiting their art. Four other schools participated the first year. Now 20 schools, which include the Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Lincoln School in Providence, and Bancroft School in Worcester, take turns hosting the annual event. Past judges include Falmouth Academy graduate Robert Silvers, creator of the Photomosaic process, and the late Edward Gorey.

FA student work was selected and submitted to SISAL by Susan Moffat, photography; Peter Conzett and Michael Rakutis, woodworking; Caitlin Nesbit, ceramics; and Ms. Ellsworth, who teaches painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture. She has also been named a Distinguished Educator of Visual Arts by the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education.