Two Bishop’s visual artists won awards at the sixth annual Groff Exhibition taking place in June 2019 at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.
Nicole Ellsworth ’21 and Ashley Jay ’19 received two of the four top awards at this annual exhibition of the finest high school visual art in San Diego county. Nicole earned the Groff Artistic Precision Award for her untitled charcoal on paper. Ashley won the Groff Ceramics Award for her ceramic and paint piece, titled “Stardust.” Awards are also given for creative expression and design. The winners were chosen from their top juried score in each of the four categories.
The visual arts portion of this exhibition is curated by the San Diego chapter of the California Arts Education Association (CAEA-SD). The exhibition will be on view June 1-15 with a student reception and awards ceremony at City Gallery on Saturday, June 15.
The CAEA-SD issued a call for submission to all high school students in grades 9-12 in San Diego county, asking for original artwork in any media. After a jury review, more than 100 works, including paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography were selected for the exhibition. The annual show is named in memory of Bruce Wayne Goff, a San Diego arts educator.
Congratulations to Nicole and Ashley, and to their teachers Elizabeth Wepsic and Jeremy Gercke!
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.