Dr. Auseon comments, “Congratulations Anna for comprehensively describing and analyzing what on the surface seems a straight forward depiction of nature. Her heightened sensitivity to the many visual clues within the composition resulted in a multi-layered interpretation of the profound power of nature in our lives; as well as recognition of the painter’s artistic thinking, and masterful blending of media.”
Both Becca and Anna will be awarded at the opening reception for the 2017 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition which will be held in April in Columbus. At the end of Art I the students write a second art criticism essay on a work from the Toledo Museum of Art. Essays are sent to the Art Criticism contest that is part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition competitions. The essays are juried by professionals and then awards announced the next spring. In 2017, NDA had two students that had taken AP Art History as sophomores honored in first and second place, Caroline Dziubek and Mary Gerhardinger. Recently NDA received news that Anna Flores, who was a freshmen in Art I and now is in Art II, won first place in the 2017 Art Criticism Open. She will be honored in Columbus in April of 2018.