Celebrating CDS Artists' Success
Celebrating Student Art Success

Carrollwood Day School is proud to announce the remarkable achievements of our talented student artists.

Congratulations to upper school artists Abigail A. and Gabriel L. who entered the 14th Congressional High School Fine Arts Competition and were accepted to the show. Only 50 students were accepted from over 20 schools across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and all 50 entries are currently on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.  Abigail won best sculpture for her artwork "Whale on Impact and Gabriel was one of only four 9th graders whose artwork was selected. He also won a gold key for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards with the same piece. Out of 1200 submissions, he was one of only 50+ people selected to win this high honor and one of only 3 ninth graders awarded. This prestigious competition encompasses all grades without different categories for grades. Gabriel will be advancing to Nationals.

Abigail A., Whale on Impact
Gabriel L.
Gabriel L.

Additionally, 11 of our upper school artists entered the Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum: 24th Annual Hillsborough County High School Fine Arts Competition. Out of the 11 students who submitted their work, three were honored with awards, showcasing our school community's exceptional creativity and skill.

Jada C. received an Honorable Mention in 2D art for her captivating painting titled "Apples to Apples," demonstrating her artistic talent and unique perspective. Arnav V. also earned an Honorable Mention in Photography for his striking photograph "Harmony in Contrast," highlighting his ability to capture beauty in the everyday.

One of the highlights of the evening was Morgan E.'s impressive achievement, securing 3rd place in 3D art for her thought-provoking sculpture "Internal Symmetry." Her innovative approach and attention to detail truly set her work apart.

Additionally, the recognition extended beyond the awards ceremony, with the dean of Hillsborough Community College acknowledging Caroline C.'s captivating painting "Collision" and Jacob T.'s digital illustration "Seething Hatred" during his speech. 

Among the other talented students selected to exhibit their work were Abigail A., Naomi M., Paula S., Avery W., and Griffin C., each showcasing their unique artistic vision and creativity.

The success of our students at the Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum competition is a testament to their dedication, passion, and talent. We commend them for their outstanding achievements and look forward to seeing their continued growth and success in the world of fine arts. Congratulations to all the participants for their exemplary work and contributions to the vibrant art community at Carrollwood Day School. Thank you to our dedicated faculty Seth Firestone and Catherine McKinney for inspiring our students to push their imaginations.