Lamar Consolidated High School artists brought home 15 Gold Medals after competing with 1,530 students at the Region 4 South Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), February 19 at Clear Falls High School. The event is sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association.
Lamar CHS’s Stephanie Richerson is one of only 80 students to advance to State competition, April 8-9 in League City. Richerson’s aboriginal artwork is a two-dimensional piece representing Romeo and Juliet. Peggy Artripe is Richerson’s art teacher at Lamar Consolidated.
Terry High School artists earned nine medals at the VASE competition. Foster High students earned four medals and George Ranch High students earned two medals at the same event.
VASE is the equivalent of UIL for the visual arts. It is the only type of art event of its kind in the nation. Students are interviewed with their artwork by a certified, trained juror to determine the degree each artwork demonstrates originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent.