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Arts Festival 2018

Performing Arts


The Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Arts festival is held each May. The festival highlights visual art exhibits of portfolio work from freshmen to senior art majors. Students display their best artwork from a myriad of media, and work from photography and graphic design classes is also included. Art scholars exhibit their art work in the front lobby, seniors and juniors in the glass corridor, and sophomores and freshmen in the gold corridor. Awards certificates are presented by a local professional artist.

Following the visual arts display, the Arts Festival concert, presented in the Performing Arts Center, features our music ensembles including Glee Club, Chorale, Orchestra, String and Wind Ensemble, Girls with Guitars, the Mercy Melismatics, soloists and dancers, as well as selected narrators from Speech and Debate club. The Arts Festival concerts focus on a different theme every year, on which our music ensembles perform a varied selection of classical, Broadway and contemporary popular music and dance.

Chorale and Melismatics

Visual Arts

student in front of artwork

"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."

Thank you to our judges, Marilyn Umen and Myrtle Williams. Marilyn and Myrtle are local ceramic artists who have been working in the art world for over 30 years.


Art Awards

Art Scholarship Student Awards (performing arts lobby)

Best of Show (overall display) - Nell Flanigan
Honorable Mention - Isabella Trotter
Best Painting - Angelina Tornetta
Best Drawing - Nicole Hwang
Best Photography - Ella Fall
Best Mixed Media - Isabel Llopis

Honors Art Studio 3 and Art Studio 2 (glass corridor)

Best of Show (overall display) - Michaela Moore
Honorable Mention - Olivia Manfrey
Honorable Mention - Grace Kelly
Best Painting - Michaela Moore
Best Drawing - Amelia Kunko
Best Photography - Nastassja Corrado
Best Collage - Olivia Carton

Mixed Media Studio, Art Studio 1, and Graphic Design 3 (gold corridor)

Best of Show (overall display)- Carley Fusco
Honorable Mention - Julia Thompson
Best Painting - Sarah McLaughlin
Best Drawing - Sarah McLaughlin
Best Oil Pastel - Lauren Esser
Best Chalk Pastel - Jana Senderling
Best Photography - Lindsey Fogarasi