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April 1, 2010

The La Salle University Art Museum Hosts the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition Through April 8

The La Salle University Art Museum is hosting the 13th Annual Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition opened with an awards ceremony and reception on Saturday, March 20 and will run until Thursday, April 8.

Works from more than 165 Archdiocesan high school students are on display in the Art Museum’s Community Art Gallery. Staff from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Division of Art Education and the La Salle Art Museum served as jurors for the student art exhibition.

Awards were given for the best artwork in each of the following categories: printmaking and photography, graphic design, painting, drawing, mixed media, and three-dimensional art.

The winners are as follows:

Printmaking and Photography:
First place: Shane Dacey, Holy Ghost
Second place: Marissa Kozak, St. Pius X
Third place: Una O’Neill, Archbishop Ryan

Graphic Design:
First place: Michelle Foster, Bishop Shanahan
Second place: Lindsey Venezia, St. Pius X
Third place: Brice Patterson, West Catholic

First place: Darnell Franks, Archbishop Bonner – Archbishop Prendergast
Second place: Stephanie Gonzalez, Bishop Shanahan
Third place: Guanan Way, Bishop Conwell Egan

First place: Erinn Lyons, Bishop Shanahan
Second place: Daniel Burke, Archbishop Ryan
Third place: Sophia Yoan, Lansdale Catholic

Mixed Media:
First place: Sang Eun Lee,  Cardinal Dougherty
Second place: Winnie Tu, Archbishop Bonner – Archbishop Prendergast
Third place: Naomi Byun, St. Pius X

Three-Dimensional Art:
First place: Matthew Walinchus, Bishop Shanahan
Second place: Ekta Panjrolia, Nazareth Academy
Third place: Anthony Gierczak, Archbishop Ryan

“We are very excited to have hosted the Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition for the past three years,” said Miranda Clark-Binder, assistant curator of education for La Salle’s Art Museum. “The art exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the students’ artistic abilities while encouraging them to pursue their love of art.”

Twenty-one Archdiocesan high schools participated in this year’s Student Art Exhibition: Archbishop Ryan, Archbishop Wood, Bishop McDevitt, Bishop Shanahan, Cardinal Dougherty, Cardinal O’Hara, Conwell-Egan, Father Judge, Holy Ghost, Kennedy-Kenrick, La Salle, Lansdale Catholic, Little Flower, Merion Mercy, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast, Roman Catholic, Saints John Neumann & Maria Goretti, Saint Hubert, Saint Pius X, Nazareth Academy, and West Catholic.

The La Salle University Art Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information about the Art Museum, please visit


About La Salle’s Art Museum:

The La Salle University Art Museum began in 1965 as a study collection for the University’s art history majors. It opened in its current location, on the lower level of Olney Hall, in 1976.  The collection has grown as a result of acquisitions and donations from friends and collectors. The museum houses more than 4,000 objects and is currently the only university in the Philadelphia area to own a permanent display of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Renaissance to the present. In 2007, thanks to a generous grant from the Connelly Foundation and with support from the University’s Brother Daniel Burke Endowment, the Museum began developing and implementing a K-12 Education and Community Outreach Program.