Congratulations to Lily Fox '24 for placing second among high school students who entered this year's Chesapeake Bay Art Association Ocean View Art Show in Norfolk!
Lily's piece, titled "Turning the Page," was a 3D book collage.
"I submitted three artworks to The CBAA 59th Annual Ocean View Art Show," said Lily. "Each piece consisted of different medias, including oil pastel, cut-paper collage and 3D collage, to show my interest in all elements of the design process. I mostly take my inspiration from aspects of my day that catch my eye. In the case of my awarded piece, I became immersed in making a book come to life by turning it 3D. I wanted to capture how picturing a story in your mind could look in real life."
Lily credits Upper School visual and performing arts department head Kim Mason '80 with widening her interest in all forms of art.
"Mrs. Mason has taught me skills in medias I never would have thought to pursue," said Lily. "Originally, I could never have imagined displaying my artwork, but her confidence in my abilities led me to take pride in my creativity and the effort I put into each piece."
Lily says she didn't just enjoy the show as an artist, but also as a spectator. She was able to take in a wide range of interesting artwork in a friendly environment, where she spoke with other artists about their pieces.
The Ocean View Art Show is one of the oldest of its kind in Virginia and is directed by member artists of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association. The CBAA was formed in Ocean View in 1961 and has been actively promoting and helping artists of all ages since its inception.
Great job, Lily!