By Michael Ganci, Syntax for the Bronxville School
Feb. 10, 2021: Bronxville High School students Andrew Doyle, Olivia O'Keefe, and Micki Zucker have earned several awards at the prestigious regional 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.
Doyle, a sophomore, won two awards for drawing; O'Keefe, a senior, won three awards for a digital drawing, a cartoon, and a mixed media piece; and Zucker, a junior, won an award for a watercolor and pencil artwork. The students' works stood out among thousands of other student submissions, which were judged by a panel of creative professionals.
"I am always impressed with the work of these artists," art teacher Courtney Alan said. "They put in a lot of extra time and heart into their artwork, and it definitely shows."
Doyle won a Gold Key for his colored pencil on black artagain paper drawing, "Skeleton," and honorable mention for his charcoal drawing, "A Musical Space."
"Andrew is an unbelievably talented artist who is very committed to his studies in art and currently is focusing on an interest in anatomy," Alan said. "He has shown a prodigious talent at a young age and has continued to grow as an artist in classes in and out of school. His technical skill shows in this drawing of a skeleton as he renders the form and light with acute realism while creatively adjusting the color to add interest."
As a Gold Key award recipient, Doyle has automatically advanced to the national level of the competition. National medalists will be announced on March 17.
O'Keefe won a Silver Key for her digital drawing, "Adette," honorable mention for her cartoon, "Dorm Room 666," and honorable mention for her mixed media work, "Rebuilding Femininity."
"Olivia is a very well-rounded artist who is able to adjust her talents to any medium," Alan said. "Her Silver Key is a digital painting of a young girl she named Adette that has a personal meaning for Olivia related to her grandmother's experience in World War II. Olivia's work always has depth and meaning on top of her skill."
Zucker won a Silver Key for her watercolor and colored pencil work, "Mustang."
"Micki took on a challenge for the reflective, transparent project by drawing a patterned fabric against the reflective surfaces of a classic Mustang, and she did so beautifully," Alan said. "She has incredible control with watercolor and always has a unique voice in her art practice."
Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program identifies students with exceptional artistic and literary talents.
Pictured: Bronxville High School students Andrew Doyle, Olivia O'Keefe, and Micki Zucker
Photo courtesy the Bronxville School
Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
171 White Plains Rd
99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708