Liberty students take home 11 awards at county art show

A student poses next to artwork
A cream and pink sculpture is on display on a table with cards in front of it
Roz Schauerhamer’s Sculpture “Clicker”

Liberty Central School District students won several awards at last week’s Sullivan County PK-12 Art Show at the Events Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Liberty students took four of the five possible Artist Choice Awards in Photography. The Artist Choice Awards are selected by professionals. Leonel Malaga Ventura earned an award for black and white photography, and Jill Baumander, Kaitlyn Bodolosky and Maria Quintanilla Bonilla each won for color photography.

In Sculpture, Studio Art student Roz Schauerhamer took an Artist Choice award.

A ceramic sculpture of a face with arms crossed in front of it with cards in front of it
Brittany Cardenas’s planter

In Ceramics, Brittany Cardenas won two Artist Choice awards and Brook Bull took a Student Choice award.

In Painting, Studio Art student Madelynn Stewart received an Artist Choice award

In Mixed Media, Aulanie Garcia Velez took a Student Choice award.

In Drawing, Giovanni Flores Leon earned an Artist Choice Award.

The show kicked off with a high school student opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and opened to the public with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 12. The show continued from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14.

Three student stand on a stage as an adult speaks into a microphone.
Leonel Malaga Ventura, left, stands with other students as he receives his award for black and white photography.

Student artwork from media categories of ceramics and Glass, Digital Art Design, Black and White Drawing, Color Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Black and White Photography, Color Photography, Film and Animation, and Sculpture were on display, with about 125 total pieces from Liberty students across the district.