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Student Artwork Online Gallery
 
The 2012-13 National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the WPHS library.  An exhibit of NAHS student artwork was on display in the library prior to the exhibit.  
      
Overview
 
Our library prides itself on sharing its generous physical space and open environment with our academic family and our community.  We welcome class visits, we teach research skills, and we host conference activities.  In addition, we look forward to working with various departments in our school.  As an example of this, we collaborate with our Art Department to display examples of student artwork.  We also host the annual spring National Art Honor Society Show and its induction ceremony. 
 
Over the past few years, we have expanded our vision by utilizing our website to display examples of student artwork that have appeared in our library.  The works included are described by the student artists themselves, who have graciously agreed to share their projects with our online community.  We hope you enjoy them. 
 
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Student Artwork Gallery
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 rachellegattcacti
 
Color Photograph Montage
by
Rachel Legatt, WPHS Student
  Arizona Cacti
 
Rachel photographed several types of cacti because she found the various textures and angles of the spikes to be visually appealing.  
 
The photographs were grouped together as a montage to illustrate the contrasting perspectives and colors of the plants. 
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juliacaldarolabonappetit
Ceramic Dish with Raku-Effect Worms
by
Julia Caldarola, WPHS Student
 
 
juliacaldarolaceramicsax
Raku Clay Ceramic
Incorporating Infinity Symbols
by
Julia Caldarola, WPHS Student
 Bon Appetit 
    
 Julia created this piece during a "fortune cookie" assignment.  She chose to work with the theme of decomposition.
 
A special textured paint was used on the worms to create a raku effect.           
 
               
 
 
   
 
To Infinity, For Eternity
 
Julia enjoys working with raku clay because it  holds high degrees of stress.  In this piece, she incorporates infinity symbols into an  architectural design.
 
Julia likes to work on several pieces of artwork at a time.  Each piece takes an average of two weeks to a month to complete.
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christianvalezstillife

    Basket with Fruit 
               
    Oil Painting on Canvas
by
Christian Velez, WPHS Student
 
Christian outlined the basket and fruit in black to accent his color choices.  Having painted the background drape in tones of green and yellow to emphasize nature, he is especially pleased with the color mix and contrasts in this painting.
 
 
 

christianvalezgirldrawing

                                     Portrait of a Student Teacher
                                                                          
  White Chalk Drawing on Black Paper
             by
      Christian Velez
 
The subject of this drawing modeled for Christian in a darkened room.  Strategic lighting was added to provide further dramatic contrast.  Christian then decided to focus his efforts only on his model's face because he liked the way the light reflected her features.
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nicolenorristeapottrunkeye
Teapot with Trunk
Glazed and Fired Ceramic
by
Nicole Norris
 
Nicole always wanted to create a teapot because her grandmother--who is an artist--collects teapots.
The color scheme and composition of the elephant-like body and trunk within this piece reminds her of a family trip taken to the circus.
 
 
 
nicolenorrisblueceramic
Sationery Wave Hiding the Sun
Glazed and Fired Ceramic
by
Nicole Norris
 
Nicole likes to work with abstract shape and design.  To create a base for this piece, she incorporated sun rays and mock-shells.  She chose a vibrant blue glaze that flowed from top to bottom, leaving a dark area at the top which becomes the  focal point of the piece.
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guyphotodlevy

Matt
Gelatin Silver Photograph
by
David Levy
 
 
This photograph was a course assignment taken during the summer of 2005, when David was studying at Massachusetts College of Art.  He used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black & white film.  David particularly liked the composition of this photo because it reflected the character of the subject.  He found it easy to print because it was well-composed. 
 
 
girlphotodlevy
Elise
Black & White Photograph
by
David Levy
 
 
This was a fun photo for David because Elise is his friend.  He again used a 35mm camera, ASA 400 black & white film, and an exposure that brought out contrasts within the composition.  This photo was later used as a model for a painting that David created. 
 
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laurenwestfruitbasket
Fruit Basket
Oil Pastels on Paper
by
Lauren West
 
Lauren painted this picture for an assignment on experimentation with color.  She mixed purple and yellow to devlop the hues of red seen in the fruit.  Though she does not usually paint still lifes, this is one of her favorite pieces.
 
 
 

laurenwestcharcoalkettle

Vessel Montage
Charcoal on Paper
by
Lauren West
 
Lauren created this drawing two years ago for an assignment on composition.  She was in 10th grade.  This was the first time she used shading, and for that reason, she found the assignment to be a challenge.  It was worth the effort because she was very pleased with the end product.
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 maarlesstaplesbluedesign
White Dress with Brown Herringbone Jacket
Fabric Swatches and Colored Markers on Paper
by
Marlies Staples
 
Marlies designed this ensemble for a fashion illustration course taken at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She began by purchasing various swatches of fabric.  The fabrics were then selected and grouped  together by color and textural compatibility.  After completing the fabric groupings, Marlies designed this white dress and contrasting brown herringbone jacket.  
 
 

marliesstaplesdesignbrwn

Red Top, Blue Belt, & Brown Herringbone Skirt
Fabric Swatches and Colored Markers on Paper
by
Marlies Staples
 
This ensemble was the second in a series of designs created by Marlies for her course at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She again selected and grouped fabric swatches by color and texture.  After choosing the fabrics, she designed the brown herringbone skirt, red top, and blue belt shown above.  
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luisaortizbwphotowomandrinkcl
Woman in Central Park
Black & White Photograph
by
Luisa Ortiz
 
Luisa took this photo because she admired the proud appearance, apparent age, and relaxed demeanor of the subject.  She used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black and white film.  When printing the photograph, she cropped very little of the negative because she wanted to show the foliage and shading of the leafy trees in the background.
 
 
luisaortizbwphotomanincar
Relaxed in the Back Seat
Black and White Photograph
by
Luisa Ortiz
 
Luisa chose the subject of this photo because of his position of repose and sense of relaxation.  She used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black & white film.  She especially liked the composition of this photo due to the contrasting sharp angles of the car versus the circular shape of the human form within it.  When printing the photograph, she cropped the front door to emphasize the open back door with the passenger positioned behind it.
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ceramicvessel
Green & Beige Pot with Coil
Mixed Ceramics
by
Shervin Stoney
 
Shervin combined a variety of ceramics to create this piece.  It was then stoneware-fired and coated with multiple glazes to produce the final mix of colors.
 
 
 
cuptray
Cup & Saucer on Tray
Slab & Thrown Ceramics
by
Shervin Stoney
 
Shervin built the tray in this piece with slab ceramics.  He then added imprints onto the tray's flat interior surface to provide color and texture.  He mixed several glazes on the various components of the piece, specifically utilizing Japanese glazes on the tray. 
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sshermetalboat
Direction
Silver & Brass Jewelry - Pin
by
Sabrina Sherr
 
Sabrina created this sailboat pin during a first semester '05-06 jewelry class with Mr. Hauge.  She chose the boat motif because it reflects her own free-flowing but directed personality.  To emphasize a sense of direction, she strategically placed a compass on the body of the boat under the sail.  She constructed the sail out of brass rings to create a dimensional effect.  The actual size of the pin is approximately 3" high by 4" wide. 
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mollyseidelredflowerpainting
In Full Bloom
Acrylic Paint on Board
by
Molly Seidel
 
Molly painted this still life by using a viewfinder to compose the subject.   By blending yellow, white, and red, she produced a vivid background mix of yellow and orange.  Molly is very pleased with the color contrasts of this painting, and she especially likes the way the background emphasizes the bright red flower.   
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benpasternackphotoboyonly
N. Osorio
11 x 14 Gelatin Silver Photograph
by
Ben Pasternack
 
Ben shot this photo with a 35mm SLR camera.  He used 400 ASA black & white film, and he printed the photo using the negative's full frame.  Ben knew his subject and, while the shot was spontaneous--not posed, he feels that the picture reflects his friend's personality.  Displaying a background of fallen leaves on grass, the photograph was taken during the fall of 2005.
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andreiataharamountainptg
Mountain Sunrise
Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
by
Andreia Tahara
 
Andreia painted this landscape last year for a class taken with Judith Brindley.  A painting by Albert Bierstadt provided the inspiration.  Dark colors were used in the front of the picture to contrast the lighter hues in back.  The completely natural subject matter of this painting makes it one of  Andreia's favorites.
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katenammacherbwwomannoeyes
Self-Portrait
Charcoal Drawing on Brown Paper
by
Katherine Nammacher
 
Kat created this self-portrait for an Advanced Open Studio class assignment with Mary Fennell.  The drawing was rubbed out twice to produce shadows--first using paper, and then using eraser to add depth.  The eyes were intentionally omitted to stress emotion rather than identity.  Kat is very pleased with this drawing because it reflects her interest in anatomy and bone structure.
 
 
katenammacherbwdrawcloseup
Anxiety
Pen & Ink Drawing on Paper
by
Katherine Nammacher
 
Kat drew this piece during the fall of 2005, the first semester of her senior year at WPHS, and a time when she was applying to colleges.  The drawing reflects the feelings of personal stress that she experienced during this period.  The elongated hands portray a sense of cracked dryness or scaliness.  To create the dramatic contrast seen in this drawing, Kat kept the background completely black, while the mouth and the eye sockets remained white. 
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     gargoylejanehenderson
Gargoyle 1
by
Jane Henderson
 
 
gargoyleianaccurso
Gargoyle 2
by
Ian Accurso
 
 
gargoylejaclynfalcone
Gargoyle 3
by
Jaclyn Confalone
 
 
gargoyle1joseayora
Gargoyle 4
by
Jose Ayora
 
Gargoyles Visited the WPHS Library Reference Section
 
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We look forward to future exhibits and displays in our library, and we encourage a continued collaborative relationship with our Art Department as well as all departments in our high school.