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  • OBEN Artists Earn Accolades


    If you are in the Huntington area between now and April 9, you may want to visit the Heckscher Museum to see the “Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2017” exhibit.


    One of the pieces in the exhibit was created by Oyster Bay High School senior Patrick Conway.  Mr. Conway was selected to participate in this year’s Long Island’s Best Art Exhibit at the Heckscher Museum.  Over 380 student artist from across Suffolk and Nassau County submitted art work for this juried exhibit.  Jurors Lisa Chalif and Cindy Grimm selected 84 students to participate in this year’s show.  This is a tremendous honor for the OBEN Art program.  Kudos go to OBHS Art Teachers Mr. Scott Boris, Ms. Maria Randazzo, and Ms. Stephanie Miley for all they have done to support Art students through this rigorous process.

    Fish in a Barrel by Patrick Conway

    Patrick Conway
    Fish in a Barrel. Mixed media (cray-pas, ink, and watercolor).
    Oyster Bay High School. Grade: 12. Art Teacher: Scott Boris


    Earlier this year, Patrick was honored at the Advanced Placement Exhibition
    at the Art League of Long Island's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery.  Now in its 10th year, the Art League of Long Island's "Go Ape" exhibit celebrates the exceptional artwork, as selected by their teachers, of AP art students in Long Island High Schools.  He received an Award of Excellence for his work.


    Mr. Conway plans on attending St. John’s University in the fall where he will continue exploring the Graphic Arts with an eye to pursuing a career in Graphic Design.


    Patrick Conway is one of many OBEN students recognized for their artistic abilities.  Fifteen students were invited to participate in the “Nassau All‐County Art Exhibition 2017” sponsored by the Art Supervisors Association (ASA).  This is quite an honor as hundreds of pictures were submitted in the contest.  Elementary Art Teachers Ms. Karen Crowley and Ms. Meredith Brustman are to be commended for encouraging budding artist to create at an exhibition worthy level.


    The Oyster Bay High School students who had pieces in the Nassau All‐County Art Exhibition 2017 were: April Cerami, Patrick Conway, Cheliann DeCarolis, Isabella Gossweiler, Krista Marino, Sophie Mejia, Karina Paone, Matthew Tepper¸ and Jodi Yeh. 


    The James H. Vernon students featured in the exhibit were: Jane Gurney, Hayden Mentzinger, and Dylan Ross.


    The Theodore Roosevelt Elementary students selected were: Nina Ballone, Kieran Dunne, and Stephanie Wilson.


    The Art and Literary talents of Oyster Bay High School students are featured in the annual magazine, AGAPAE.  Last year’s issue of AGAPAE earned the highest award of a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  The threshold for receiving a Gold Medal is a judges' score of 800 or better.  A perfect score is 1000.  The 2016 OBHS AGAPAE received a near perfect score of 970.


    The current OBHS students who were a part of AGAPAE are: Laura Angelone, Jack Casey¸ Matilde Catarino‐Bechet, Kate Devereaux, Cristian Garcia, Gabrielle Grady, Krista Marino, Cassandra Matthews, Robert Morris, Giuliana Rutigliano, Allison Suttenberg, Lauren Suttenberg¸ Jennifer Velasquez, and Jodi Yeh.


    Watch for these upcoming Art events:

    4/26 - OBHS Art Honors Society Induction - 7:30 pm

    4/27 - Theodore Roosevelt Elementary Art Gallery - 6-7:30 pm

    5/11 - Vernon Art Show - 6-8 pm

    5/18 - High School Art show - 6-7:30 pm



    Patrick Conway




    Patrick Conway - Award of Excellence




    OBEN All-County Artists




    Dylan Ross




    Nina Ballone All-County Artist




    OBHS All-County Artists

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