Susie Teichroeb, a senior at Chisum High School, won the 2018 Scholastic Art Award. This year there were 350,000 entries, and 20,000 gold keys were awarded. This was the first year Chisum participated in the competition.
The Scholastic Award has been won by artists such as Andy Warhol when they were high school students.
Teichroeb won the highest honor of a Gold Key for her piece “Particles Crossed.” She also won an Honorable Mention for her charcoal drawing, “Inheritors of the Earth.”
“We are excited to have Susie win two awards, especially the prestigious Gold Key,” said Chisum High School and Middle School art instructor Mary Musick. “She is a talented artist. I have had the honor of teaching her for four years. She is very dedicated and has developed her own unique style of art. Susie uses multiple fragments and unique surfaces to create her work. Her Gold Key work, ‘Particles Crossed’ is an 18-by-24-inch portrait created by using cross-stitching. Susie spent approximately 150 hours completing the piece.”
If Teichroeb wins at the national level, she will be apart of the national exhibition.