Two Chelsea High School students have won top honors in two different media categories at the District 4B Visual Arts Achievement Program, hosted at the University of Montevallo.
Katlyn Coley and John Gerrit Janssen, both seniors at Chelsea High, won first place honors at the event, which provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. Coley’s work, entitled “Escaping Anger”, won first place in the painting category. Janssen’s untitled piece, a monotype on Rives BFK paper, won first place in the printmaking category.
As winners of District 4B, their work will now be submitted for the state competition in Montgomery. District 4B is comprised of students from Shelby County, Hoover and Vestavia.
The VAAP program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school. As an arts in education program, it awards students in grades 6 through 12 that are participating in arts programs within their academic institutions.