Art students in the Victoria I.S.D. advance in statewide art competition

Student art in the Victoria I.S.D.

VICTORIA, Texas- This weekend, art students across Region 3 virtually competed in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) competition. Students from Victoria West High School (VWHS) clinched 11 of the 12 spots, advancing to statewide competition. Students who receive a Rating IV during the judging process at the regional event are eligible to advance to State through a second round of judging called Area Judging. After Area Judging is complete, the top 10% of each division of the area-qualified artworks are selected to advance to the State VASE event. The State event takes place in April.

“Students not only spend months creating their competition artwork, but also must research artists, document their original reference sources, and write about their techniques, their processes, the formal elements and principles used, critical decisions, and personal expression,” explained V.I.S.D. VASE Coordinator and VWHS Art Teacher, Sarah Ardner. “Artists worked months on these amazing artworks and weeks on the submission process. West is so proud of committed, talented, and very hardworking Warrior Artists.”

Division 1: Makena Beatty, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Zoey Chavez, Teacher: Mrs. Valdez

Marleigh Espindola, Teacher: Mrs. Valdez

Jaisenne Van Dusen, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Division 2: Caroline Cohen*, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Fiona Fitzgerald*, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Fiona Fizgerald*, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Division 3: Nicole Reyes, Teacher: Mrs. Valdez

Division 4: Emily Cotton Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Allison Dentler*, Teacher: Mrs. Ardner

Allison Dentler*  Teacher: Mrs. Ardner


*Second year to advance to StateDivisions equal the number of years/credits of art. Students listed twice have two pieces advancing