CHS Alum’s artwork selected in National Art Show

Alexandra Votaw

By Arielle Gordon, Contest Manager

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Class of 2014 alumna Alexandra Votaw recently had one of her sculptures selected for the AP College Board National Student Art Show.

“I am so honored to have been chosen!” Votaw said. “I was also competing against people who go to private schools focused on art. I’m just very flattered and surprised!”

Votaw created the sculpture out of a pair of jeans, string, hemp and clay. She tore a pair of jeans into several pieces and then stitched the pieces into a nest shape with string and hemp. In the inside of the denim nest, she put a ceramic sculpture that looks like bird eggs.

“Her work was selected among 50,000 portfolios with roughly 8 pieces per portfolio, so her work was selected from among roughly 400,000 works!” said Art Resource teacher Brendan Roddy. “I am very proud.”