Elizabeth Dugan

Elizabeth Dugan, winner of a Gold Key for her painting “Lollipop Lucy.”

Elizabeth Dugan, an 11th grade student at Canon-McMillan High School was awarded a Gold Key at the region art show at California University of Pennsylvania in February for her drawing of “Lollipop Lucy.”

She then received national recognition with a Silver Key.

“I was surprised at the regional award and more so of the national award,” she said. “(Art) is something that’s part of my entire life. My family members have supported me, and they are into art. I am planning on going to college for artwork. I draw just about every day.”

Dugan said the drawing that has won her such acclaim is of “one of my best friends.”

Lollipop Lucy

“Lollipop Lucy” by Elizabeth Dugan

She added: “My friend always has candy with her, and we are really close. She’s a super sweet person with a nice personality and I wanted to capture that.”

Kara L. Stauffer, visual arts teacher at Canon-McMillan High School, said she submits artwork every year to the regional competition. “I encourage the participation, collect the work and take it to California University.”

Stauffer added that anyone who receives a Gold Key in the regional competition is eligible for a national award. “There’s an artist’s reception after the show and the Gold Key winners go on stage in the auditorium to be recognized,” she said. “It’s a nice program.”

Other Canon-McMillan art students were recognized for their art accomplishments at the regional competition.

That group included:

Darcy Adreon, a senior, received two Gold Keys, the highest level of achievement on the regional level, for her photography piece entitled “Raindrops” and her painting entitled “Government Conspiracy.”

Other Gold Key winners were Allison Greenawald, a senior, for her painting entitled “Can’t You See That It’s Me?” and Jameson Skiles, a sophomore, for her painting entitled “Music Man.

Winner of a Silver Key Portfolio for distinguished achievement on the regional level was:

• Allison Greenawald, senior, for her portfolio of eight artworks, “Happiness.”

Winners of a Silver Key for distinguished achievement on the regional level were:

• Darcy Adreon, senior, for her painting, “Deep Breaths.”

• Mercedes Balzer, senior, for her painting, “Blistering Bones.”

• Rhianna Browell, senior, for her painting, “Sunrise Dreamscape.”

• Molly Dixson, junior, for her drawing, “Gummy.”

• Allison Greenawald, senior, for her illustration, “Nuditea.”

• Rylie O’Rourke, senior, for her digital art, “Princess.”

• Jensen Maxwell, junior, for her painting, “Riding on Dreams.”

• Lisa Motosicke, junior, for her painting, “Untamed.”

• Brianna Signorelli, junior, for her drawing, “Dots.”

Honorable Mentions were:

• Darcy Adreon, senior, “Breakfast,” photography

• Mercedes Balzer, senior, “Taurus,” drawing

• Mercedes Balzer, senior, “Infamous Invasion,” drawing

• Mikayla Bato, senior, “The True Elucidation,” drawing

• Lianna Cain, senior, “Embroidery Pillow,” mixed-media

• Emily Calvert, senior, “Take Back the Memories,” painting

• Alexis Lien, senior, “Juicy,” drawing

• Alexis Lien, senior, “Chopped,” drawing

• Veronica Litster, senior, “Fly Through the Sky,” painting

• Rylie O’Rourke, senior, “Libra,” digital art

• Rylie O’Rourke, senior, “Power Trip,” digital art

• Courtney Sabino, senior, “Fatherly Love,” drawing

• Courtney Sabino, senior, “Foot Sushi,” drawing

• Lexie Zaugg, senior, “Smile,” photography

• Novilie Beckman, junior, “Written in the Stars,” painting

• Kaitlyn George, junior, “Hidden Tears,” drawing

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