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Annual Portfolio Event Showcases Outstanding Upper School Talent

Portfolio 2024

The end of April always brings a pop of color to NSA's Upper School, as our annual student art and photography show, Portfolio, takes over the Thomas W. Johnson Gymnasium in the Beazley Center. This year's show consisted of approximately 800 pieces that highlighted our students' work throughout the year.

Special thanks to Beth Gardner Blanchard '95 and Stephanie Gwaltney for serving as jurors this year. After graduating from NSA, Mrs. Blanchard went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Campbell University. She taught art in schools for several years before she began teaching oil painting classes at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Mrs. Blanchard is also a member of the Suffolk Plein Air Society. She is a professional artist, currently residing in the Suffolk area. Mrs. Gwaltney has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and painting, with a minor in art history, from Old Dominion University, and a master's degree from Hampton University. She taught art in schools for 15 years, until COVID-19 hit. She then left teaching and started her own business, Art Ventures, where she teachers art to people of all ages.

Congratulations to the exhibiting and award-winning artists, and to Mrs. Mason '80 and Mrs. Sanchez for another amazing show!

Art I

Cailyn Yerigan '27
1st Place "Forever Still" Cailyn Yerigan '27
2nd Place "Starry Night" Olivia Ayala '26
3rd Place "Faces of the Rainbow" Makenna Kuehl '27
Honorable Mention "Haunted" Jessica Hardy '27
Honorable Mention "Image" Lexi Brown '27
Honorable Mention "Four Seasons" Greta Boedefeld '25


Art II

Aubri Walker '26
1st Place "Yummy" Aubri Walker '26
2nd Place "La Ballerine" Lucia Botran Martin '25
3rd Place "Memories" Allison Spires '26
Honorable Mention "Self-Portrait" Lucia Botran Martin '25
Honorable Mention "Sprinkle Me Silly" Ashton Middleton '26
Honorable Mention "Discoloration" Isabella Burton '25


Advanced Art I & II and AP Studio Art

Lily Fox '24
1st Place "I Saved A Dragonfly..." Lily Fox '24
2nd Place "Lost in Translation" Audrey Slattery '25
3rd Place "Stretchhhhhhhhh" Izzy Rose '24
Honorable Mention "Roastin' and Toastin'" Aubrey Council '25
Honorable Mention "Locality" Makaela Waddington '25
Honorable Mention "A Shimmer of Sea" Paige Dowd '25


Cleta Iverson Norcross Best in Show Overall Award

Cayla Middleton '24

Cayla Middleton '24



Adi Barot '24
1st Place "Don't Drop It" Adi Barot '24
2nd Place "Working Hard" Kate Moores '24
3rd Place "Phases of the Moon" Hunter Copeland '24
Honorable Mention "Four Eyes" Kelsey Goodman '25
Honorable Mention "CP 77" Alexandra Stenson '24
Honorable Mention "Street Light and House" Graham Webb '25


Digital Art

Jimmy Beard '25
1st Place "Tree of Life" Jimmy Beard '25
2nd Place "Next Future" Emma Graves '24
3rd Place "Ocean of Clouds" Brady Horton '24
Honorable Mention "A Boy and His Fish" Jimmy Beard '25
Honorable Mention "A Day in Mexico" Jameson Maples '25
Honorable Mention "Lavender Skies" Haylee Maynard '24


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