Each April, the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) recognizes exemplary high school student artwork at the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). Nearly 60 Frisco ISD students received Rating IV-Exemplary while an additional 12 achieved Rating V-Distinguished.
In order for students to compete at state VASE, they first competed at region and area VASE preliminary events.
VASE judges consider five main criteria when reviewing student artwork including: purpose or execution of intent, technique or use of media and tools, personal expression, elements and principles of art, and the ability to communicate an effective interpretation of all aspects of the creative process.
Students are rated from Rating I-Accomplished to Rating V-Distinguished based on their degree of proficiency and artistic quality of work.
Along with the ratings, students also receive written comments with positive and immediate feedback regarding their artwork.
Students who receive Rating V-Distinguished are also designated as Gold Seal recipients.
Gold Seal recipients were recognized and their art draped with a gold medal during the VASE opening ceremony. The distinguished Gold Seal artwork becomes part of a traveling exhibition which will conclude at the annual TAEA State Conference in the fall.
No more than seven percent of student artwork at state received the Gold Seal, a true accomplishment to recognize student artwork of the highest caliber.
Congratulations to all of the students and teachers who competed at state and the students listed below who have Gold Seal Artwork rated V-Distinguished.
Independence High School
Teachers Leonard Buscemi and Ryan Rimmer
Lebanon Trail High School
Teacher Kristen Summers
Liberty High School
Teacher Pernie Fallon
Lone Star High School
Teacher Jennifer Fronterhouse
Reedy High School
Teacher Katie Gallimore
For a full list of the students who attended VASE, click here.