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Upper School Students Shine in Suffolk Art League's Exhibit of Excellence

Exhibit of Excellence 2024 award winners

At the Suffolk Art League's Exhibit of Excellence award ceremony, NSA talent was on full display, with our students taking home seven out of the nine available awards.

Students at Suffolk high schools in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to enter the annual juried exhibit. This year, 128 students entered 209 works of art. The juror, artist and educator Devon Lawrence, selected 103 pieces for the exhibit, including 60 pieces from 40 NSA students.

In addition to selecting the artwork to be included in the exhibit, Lawrence selected nine artists to receive awards. NSA won seven of those nine awards.

Lily Fox '24 won first place for her mixed media pieces "Turning the Page" and "The Story of Notre Dame" and Audrey Slattery '25 won third place for her mixed media piece "The Captain of the Yellow Submarine." Adi Barot '24, Thomas Cooke '25, Cayla Middleton '24, Jamal Thomas '26 and Alli Walls '24 received honorable mentions.

"The selected pieces for the Exhibit of Excellence stand as a testament to the rigorous judging process, emphasizing artistic merit, originality and the ability to communicate compelling narratives through visual language," said Lawrence. "The artists showcased here have not only demonstrated a keen understanding of their craft, but have also provided a glimpse into the future of the arts in Suffolk."

The Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art will be on display at the Suffolk Art Gallery at 118 Bosley Ave. through March 1. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other programs offered by the Suffolk Art League, contact the league office at 757-925-0448, the Suffolk Art Gallery at 757-514-7284 or visit suffolkartleague.com.




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