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Maharishi Upper School Students Win 14 Photography and Art Awards at 2006 Superconference

Maharishi Upper School students entered 15 works and came away with 14 awards from the 2006 Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Show in Mt. Pleasant. The conference was held on March 28th at Wesleyan College.

The students entered their work into the contest, and then participated in workshops taught by professional art teachers. The rest of the day was spent at the University of Iowa Art Museum to view their current exhibit, master oil paintings and permanent works of African Art. All of the students had a great time and came away with these awards:

Photography : (B/W developed and printed by students)
1st place: Lane Weaver, Grade 10  B/W Photography “Microphone”
     (Judge’s comment--“Mastery over the technique--has an obvious
      affinity with the medium.”)
2nd place: Molly Brooks, Grade 12 Color Photography “ Textured Mirror”
Honorable Mention: Tim Shaw, Grade 11 B/W Photography (partial Sepia Toned print)
“Portrait of Devon”
Honorable Mention: Anjali Krystoviak, Grade 11 Color Photography “Bubble Lips”

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Photography: (B/W developed and printed by students--Sabattier Technique)
1st Place: Ace Boothby, Grade 11 B/W Photography--Sabattier Technique “Jumping Jim"
2nd place: Toby Briggs, Grade 11 B/W Photography--Sabattier Technique “ Sister”
3rd Place: David Boyle, Grade 10 B/W Photography--Sabattier Technique “Portrait of Alana”

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The Maharishi Upper School Photography teacher is Mrs. Carolyn L. Waksman.

1st Place: Dominic Rabalais, Grade 10 “Christ In Repose”
(Judge’s comment: “Composition: Boldness in design, with thought given to both images and negative space.”) --see photo

2nd Place: Serena Stackland, Grade 10 “ Palm Trees”--see photo

1st Place: Atish Dey, Grade 11 “ Death Mask”--see photo

Art--Mixed Media:
2nd place: Camille Morehead, Grade 11 “ Untitled--See photos

Art--Judges Category:
1st Place: Sylivia Shay, Grade 11 “Untitled”
Second Place: Laura Tarnoff, Grade 11 “Untitiled”
Honorable Mention: Ellora Hans-Price “Liv”

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The Maharishi Upper School Art teacher is Mr. Greg Thatcher.
These winners and more will be in the MSAE Annual Art and Photography Show on the May 5th Artwalk at Central Park Furnishings Futon Store on the square.

Congratulations to all!

Maharishi School Wins Five International Photography Awards

Maharishi Middle and Upper School photography students have been honored with five international awards this year in the 2006 PIEA (Photo Imaging Educational Association) International Photography Competition. The PIEA is a world wide organization and a division of the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) that helps photography teachers teach, educate, and exhibit student and faculty work. The competition is one of the largest photography competitions in the world. This year there was a record total of 5,915 images entered by 1330 entrants from 101 school world wide.

Maharishi Upper School awards were in Grades 10-12 single image category. In this category there were 1,261 prints entered. The Upper School won 2 awards. The winners are:

2nd Place: Anjali Krystofiak grade 11, “Bubble Lips”
Honorable Mention: Camille Morehead grade 10, “Ice Cream Party”

Mrs. Carolyn L. Waksman, B.A., is the Maharishi Upper School photography teacher.

The Maharishi Middle School Awards were in the category Grade 9 and under. In this category there were 170 prints entered. The Middle School won 3 awards. The winners are:

1st Place: Sophia Blitz, grade 8, “Phoebe”
3rd Place: Holly Armstrong, grade 8, “Shadow”
Honorable Mention: Satya Griggs, grade 8, “Looking at you”

The Maharishi Middle School art and photography teacher is Mr. Greg Thatcher, M.F.A.

The competition took place at Daytona Beach Community College in Florida early January.
The three judges residing over the competition have worked and seen photographs from around the world. They are known to have an “international perspective.”

In addition, all of the winning students will receive prizes. The competition had 93 sponsors from six countries sponsoring over $110,000 worth of prizes.

Lastly, The Maharishi School winning photographs will also be a part of the PIEA International Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit, consisting of the 112 winning images from the competition, will travel in two venues around the world for three years going to museums, high schools, universities, and conventions. It will be seen by over 700,000 people. The exhibit will come to Fairfield for the March Art Walk in 2007. Maharishi School sponsors the Fairfield venue.

The traveling exhibit begins at the 2006 PMA (Photo Marketing Association) Annual Convention and Trade Show in February. This convention is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the industry every year. The Maharishi School winning images will be shown at the 2006 PMA Trade Show along with the other winners, and will be seen by over 30,000 people.
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Four More National Photography Awards

The 2006 Texas A&M University-Commerce Third Floor Photographic Society High School Shoot-Out was held during the ATPI winter conference in Austin, Texas. The annual contest is sponsored by the Third Floor Photographic Society, a student organization of the University’s Photography Division. The Texas A&M Photography Division is widely recognized as the best photography program in the southwest.

There were 2,560 prints entered from 37 high schools. The judges acknowledged the high quality of work entered. “The competition was incredible!” they said. Also, the high level of design, composition, and conceptualization involved in the imagery impressed the judges tremendously.

Maharishi Upper School photography students received four national awards. The winning students are:

2nd Place, First year-Black and White: Lane Weaver; Grade 10 “The Microphone" (developed, printed and sepia toned by the student in the Dark Room)
2nd Place—All years, Sports, Color: David Fulcher; Grade 10 “Moving Snowboard”
3rd Place—All years, Open, Color: Molly Brooks; Grade 12 “Textured Mirror”
Honorable Mention—First year, Color: Toby Briggs; Grade 11 “Sign”

Mrs. Carolyn L. Waksman, B.A., is the Maharishi Upper School photography teacher.

Congratulations to you all!
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Three National Photography Awards

Maharishi School came away with three national awards in the 2005 Association of Texas Photography Teachers National Fall Photography Contest in Arlington, Texas.

Over 50 schools from Texas, Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana entered images into the contest, and five judges viewed over 3,000 prints—the largest number of entries in the contest’s history.

There were 320 students that came away as winners in 36 categories. 

Maharishi School winners included:

Third Place in Beginning B/W Portrait, Ella Hall, grade 11
Honorable Mention in Beginning Color Still Life, Camille Morehead, grade 10
Honorable Mention in Beginning Color Nature, David Boyle, grade 10.
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