January 31, 2022
Three Argyle High School art students are being showcased nationally.
The artwork of Calli Patterson, Gia McKenna and Dakota Ray is being featured virtually at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) website (artedcators.org) through April 29, 2022. The exhibition showcases the work of talented artists who are members of the NAEA's National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society.
The artwork "Nerves" by Ray, a sophomore, has been selected to be published in the Phi Delta Kappa educational journal Kappan.
From a record-breaking total of 1665 submissions, 199 works representing 103 schools from 29 states and 3 countries outside the United States will be presented in our Virtual Exhibition.
Submissions were juried digitally by representatives from 6 member schools of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) — Burren College of Art, College for Creative Studies, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Moore College of Art and Design, and Parsons School of Design.
Juror selections were guided by scoring in 5 categories: Visual Communication, Execution, Formal Elements, Originality, and Artist Statement.
The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, NAEA began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the
school and community.
The National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) is designed specifically for middle school and junior high school students (grades 6-9). In 1989, NAEA began the National Junior Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art and to generate interest in art programs at the secondary level and beyond. Students inducted to the NJAHS are nominated for the NAHS when appropriate.