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VASE and JR VASE:  Visual Arts Scholastic Event

The mission of the High School Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing high school art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve.

VASE and JR VASE are UIL events and students must maintain UIL eligibility with grades and attendance.  Student work must be original.  They have to work from “life” or from photo references that they personally take or direct.  No reproductions of any existing artwork is allowed.  Students begin working on their entries early in the school year and compete in the High School competition in February or in JR VASE in March.  If the student scores at least a 51 out of a possible 60 score, the student receives a regional medal.  High School students scoring a perfect 60 are then considered for area medals and advancement to state competition.  Only 10% of perfect scores in VASE competition advance to state competition.  In JR VASE, perfect scores are rescored for area medals.  If selected for an area medal, the work receives a Platinum Award as there is no state competition.

VASE 2023-2024:

The region 8 High School VASE was held at Chism February 24.  Avery had 12 students competing with fourteen works of art this year.  2024 High School students that participated were Trinity Abbott, Brianna Ackley, Xander Ackley, Bailey Browning, Danielle Clark, Mariah Cortez, Morgan Hamric, Maranda House, Madison Klemme, Alex Peek, Margo Pirkey, and Brooklyn Puckett. All fourteen pieces received regional medals. Six of these artworks received perfect scores.

JR VASE 2023-2024:

We also have three young men attending the Junior VASE competition in Redwater on March 2 with their work.  Competing students are Braden Larzelere, Kye Lennon, and Keith White. Watch this page and our school facebook for their results in March!
Kye Lennon, Braden Larzelere, and Keith White attended the Junior VASE competition March 3, at Redwater.  All three young men received regional medals and Kye received a Platinum rating for his work.  Watch for more impressive work from these young men when they advance to High School VASE next year.