2023 Scholastic Art Competition Awards

BCHS student-artists received awards for 13 of their artistic compositions in the 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Competition. Gold Key awarded works of art will continue to the New York National Awards.

Gold Key Awards

  • Karsyn Heim: Mixed Media
  • Maci Knoll: Printmaking
  • Mary Mason: Ceramics & Glass
  • Chloe Schmitz: Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key Awards

  • Morgan Heim: Mixed Media
  • Maci Knoll: Art Portfolio
  • Carly Shumaker: Sculpture
  • Drew Van Vleet: Drawing / Illustration

Honorable Mention

  • John Doyle: Drawing & Illustration
  • Morgan Heim: Mixed Media
  • Mary Mason: Architectural / Industrial Design
  • Drew Van Vleet: Drawing & Illustration
  • Anastazia Wentworth: Painting

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
Works were judged by esteemed regional artists and educators. Judges awarded student works based on the following criteria:

  • Originality: Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
  • Technical Skill: Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
  • Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice: Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

The Art Program

Girls holding artThe Bishop Chatard Fine Arts Department offers a robust and challenging selection of art courses to fit the needs of every student who wishes to create and study the visual arts.

Students will enjoy both 2D and 3D art classes and, for those who just wish to appreciate art, we offer AP Art History — a rigorous college-level art history survey course. Classes are taught to develop art making skills that advance to mastery levels. A student can go from our Intro classes of 2D Art, 3D Art and Ceramics and advance up to AP 2D, Drawing and 3D Studio Art.

Students will experiment with a wide variety of art materials and techniques. Art teachers encourage skill development and experimentation. The courses advance in the same way art is taught at the university level.

BCHS Art Teachers

Maggie Kassenbrock

Maggie Kassenbrock


2023/2024 Art Courses

  • Introduction to 2-D Art
  • Introduction to 3-D Art
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Digital Design
  • Art and Design AP
  • Art History: AP
  • Architectural Drafting & Design I, II
View Course Descriptions

The Memory Project: 2019/2020

BCHS Art Club members receive personal photos from a Memory Project participating school, sketch the portraits and send them back to the school. Sometimes these sketches are the only photos a student will have of themselves. Sketches from the 2019/20 Memory Project were given to children living in Pakistan. The joy on the faces of these lovely children illustrates the healing power of art. Thank you for watching this video.


2019 Art Memory Project

To children in the urban slums of Columbia
View 2019 Project Video

2018 Art Memory Project

To displaced Syrian refugee children living in a refugee camp:
View 2018 Project Video

Arts Service Club

Moderated by BCHS Art Teachers Lisa Johnston and Emily Goff, the Arts Service Club is a student club where students can mix artistic creativity with service. Art has the potential to brighten lives and foster change. The BCHS Art Service Club endeavors to use the creative talents of our students to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Major activities include the Memory Project, making Valentine’s cards for St. Augustine’s residents and other projects where students can serve through art. All are welcome.

2023 Scholastic Art Competition Award Winners

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