Every year New Haven High School participates in the East Central College art competition/showing. Each year East Central College hosts an art competition where students from different schools enter their art. The judge this year is Mr. Tim Rempel from Brentwood High School. Mrs. Katie Borcherding, art teacher of New Haven High School, decides what pieces of art she will submit from New Haven. Any student in an art class is eligible to have their piece entered into the showing.
East Central College’s deadline for the entries is Friday, March 27, 2020. The art will be hung from 1-3 P.M. During that time the judges will be walking around looking at the art pieces. The showing will be opened on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8 P.M. in the East Central College gallery for people to look at. Normal hours are 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., Monday through Friday. The show will close Wednesday, April 8, 2020. There will be a reception the same day from 5-7 P.M. All artwork must be picked up after the reception.
Any school in the 4-Rivers Conference is eligible to send in artwork. The schools eligible are Hermann, New Haven, Owensville, Pacific, Union, St. Clair, St. James, and Sullivan. Any of the schools can enter up to 40 pieces of artwork. Each student is allowed to enter no more than two pieces in any category, but is allowed to enter in more than one category. The categories are:
- Painting: Acrylics, oils, and watercolor are some examples of media in this category.
- Drawing I (B/W): Any drawing done in pencils, ink, or charcoal.
- Drawing II (Color): Drawings using pastels, pencils, ink in color.
- Mixed Media: Any combination of media.
- Sculpture: 3-D model of something using wood, stone, plaster, and clay.
- Digital Art: Original art done on a form of technology such as graphic prints and photography.
- Ceramics: Any handmade clay without using commercial molds.
- Prints: Linocut or woodcuts used to make a print.
- Design: Visual images based on elements of design.
- Fibers: Anything including but not restricted to batik, coiling, and weaving.
And please note, the committee has the right to reject any distasteful artwork.
First, second, and third place receive ribbons. There will also be a maximum of three honorable mentions awarded appropriately. Best of show ribbons will be given to 2-D and 3-D artwork. The best of show winners will also receive a $50 gift card for the 2-D and 3-D artwork. They do not give out scholarships for this competition/showing.
All artwork should include the artist’s name, title of artwork, and category of artwork. The artwork must also include the school name, teachers’ names, and teacher number for notification of winners. All artwork must be finished and have the proper matting.
Students were asked how they felt about their art being submitted to the showing. Here are their responses:
Dori McCarty, junior, commented, “I have a lot of stuff going and I think it is exciting.”
Dalyla Hurst, senior, said, “I prefer my art not to go, but it would be a nice way to end the year if some of my art [won] something.”
Keerstin Mason, senior, answered, “[I am] nervous about my art going, but I do hope to win.”
Although Mrs. Borcherding is not bringing all of the students’ art projects, New Haven High School wishes luck to the ones going.