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2014 Art'scool “Inspired” Contest

The 2014 Art’scool “Inspired” contest encouraged teachers whose students visited the Albright-Knox to show us how they connected their museum visit to their work in the classroom. The resulting exhibition features winning entries from the contest.

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2014 Art’scool “Inspired” Contest Winners


First Prize ($1,500)
Nancy Basinski
Christian Central Academy
District: Williamsville
Title of Project: “Silence in the Woods”
Grade Level: Kindergarten

Second Prize ($750)
Jennifer Kibler
Parkdale Elementary
District: East Aurora
Title of Project: “Cubes and Pyramids, Sculptures and Objects”
Grade Level: Second Grade

Third Prize ($500)
Jackie Rasulo
Boston Valley Elementary
District: Hamburg Central
Title of Project: “Adjectives in Art!”
Grade Level: First Grade

Honorable Mention ($250)
Lynn Morgan
Grover L. Priess Elementary
District: Eden Central
Title of Project: “Nevelson Inspired Boxes”
Grade Level: Grades K–2 (Self-contained autistic students)

Honorable Mention ($250)
Elaine Korczykowski
Alexander Hamilton Elementary
District: KenTon
Title of Project: “Understory”
Grade Level: Fourth Grade


First Prize ($1,500)
Sheila Cannon
Fredonia Middle School
District: Fredonia Central
Title of Project: “My Favorite Within”
Grade Level: Grades 6–8

Second Prize ($750)
Melinda Wright
Spruce Elementary
District: North Tonawanda
Title of Project: “Landscapes, Texture and Intent”
Grade Level: Sixth Grade

Third Prize ($500)
Matthew Conroy
Stanley G. Falk School
District: Private
Title of Project: “F is for Falk”
Grade Level: Middle School

Honorable Mention ($250)
Michele Kerr
St. Christopher School
District: Sweet Home
Title of Project: “Family First?”
Grade Level: Grades 7–8

Honorable Mention ($250)
Kari Achatz
Queen of Heaven School
District: West Seneca
Title of Project: “Do You See What I See?”
Grade Level: Eighth Grade


First Prize ($1,500)
Rachel Lyons
Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts
District: City of Buffalo Public
Title of Project: “Something About the Collaboration Between Art and Language”
Grade Level: Grades 5–12

Second Prize ($750)
Jenny Brown
Southwestern High School
District: Jamestown
Title of Project: “Whitey: The PRICE of Art”
Grade Level: Grades 9–12

Third Prize ($500)
Nancy Vernale
Frontier High School
District: Frontier Central
Title of Project: “Buffalo Architecture”
Grade Level: Grades 9–12

Honorable Mention ($250)
Andrea Mancuso
Nichols School
District: Private
Title of Project: “Media Literacy—redux”
Grade Level: Tenth Grade

Honorable Mention ($250)
Mary Ellen Gianturco
Depew High School
District: Depew Union Free
Title of Project: “French Impressionism”
Grade Level: Grade 11

The Art’scool “Inspired” contest and exhibition are presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.