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Arts Festival

Visual Arts

The Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Arts festival is held in May. The festival highlights visual art exhibits of portfolio work from freshmen to senior art students. Musical performances, following the visual arts display, feature our glee club, chorale, soloists, orchestra and dancers.

Visual Arts

The visual art exhibit features portfolio work from 9th- 12th grade art majors. Students will display their best artwork from a myriad of media. The art scholars will display their art work in the front lobby, seniors and juniors will be set-up in the glass corridor, and sophomores and freshmen will be in the gold corridor. Students will also display projects from photography and graphic design classes. Awards certificates will be given by a local professional artist.

Performance Art

Following the Visual Arts presentation, our Music Department performs, featuring our glee club, chorale, soloists, and orchestra and dancers.


ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

We make room in our house for beauty, may we appreciate the care and graciousness of God the artist, who takes us beyond the pragmatic and the restrained and leads us into realms of extravagance and boldness, recognizing the power of color and form to open our eyes to new possibilities.

Special thanks to Carol Stirton-Broad who judged our art show this year!
Carol earned a B.F.A. at Tyler School of Art where she majored in Ceramics. She has studied art abroad in Italy and Scotland. She also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. Carol is a founding member, Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.
Artist’s Statement: “I have been a cop, a book seller, driven a forklift and waited on customers at a clay supplier, but I have always been an artist. Taking photographs, working with fibers, clay, mosaics, and whatever is handy. I love making things. Art school, classes, and many workshops have helped focus my creative impulses and given me the knowledge and skills to make and teach art full time. Making art has been a transformative force in my life and it is my great joy to share that experience with others. I do not look at this practice as separate from teaching or my daily life. Each is important and it is the balance that gives each part meaning.”

Art Awards 2017

Art Scholarship Student Awards:
Best of Show (overall display): Nell Flanigan
Honorable Mention: Nicole Hwang
Best Independent Project: Isabella Trotter
Best Use of Pattern: Nicole Hwang
Best Portrait: Janine Pultorak
Best Photography: Rachel Williamson
Best Drawing: Ella Fall

Senior Awards
Best of Show (overall display): Brianna Yacovelli
Honorable Mention: Victoria Zataveski
Honorable Mention: Maura O’Malley
Best Art History Based Project: Shannon Zipfel
Best Painting: Cae McGrath
Best Drawing: Julia Capreri
Best Use of Color: Katie Kelly
Best Use of Design Principles: Brianna DeGrazio
Best Use of Technology: Deavin Ryley
Best Ceramics: Kaitlin McCauley

Junior Awards:
Best of Show (overall display): Grace Kelly
Honorable Mention: Holly Grosse
Honorable Mention: Olivia Hill
Best Painting: Holly Grosse
Best Drawing: Lucy Glover
Best Use of Color: Lauren McVeigh
Best Use of Design Principles: Lucy Glover
Best Mixed Media: Annie Cassidy
Best Printmaking: Gabby D’Ulisse

Sophomore & Freshmen Awards:
Best of show (overall display): Amy Son
Honorable Mention: Natalie Corrado
Honorable Mention: Julia Bass
Best Painting: Grace Hamilton
Best Drawing: Celia Given
Best Use of Color: Julia Guerin
Best Use of Design Principles: Olivia Carton
Best Mixed Media: Olivia Manfrey
Best Portrait: Amelia Kunko
Best Oil Pastel: Grace Mascio
Best Scratchboard Illustration: Nastassja Corrado
Best Chalk Pastel: Isabelle Bosca
Best Pottery: Nell Flanigan