Scarlet Oaks student recognized for her digital art

Sarah Wells' winning digital art creation, “Cheetah.”
Pictured is Sarah Wells, on left, with her teacher Libby Sillis.

Sarah Wells, a student at Scarlet Oaks and in their Digit Arts and Design program, was recognized for her creative talent by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2018 for her digital artistry of a cheetah.

Wells won the Honorable Mention category fo Excellence in Digital Arts.

Wells’ instructor at Scarlet Oaks and in the Digital Arts and Design program is Libby Sillis.

John M. Sullivan, president of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, told Wells in a letter that this is a “remarkable achievement.” 

“Your work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among that of your peers,” Sullivan said.

The Awards have been around for 94 years, Sullivan said, and in that time, the Awards have recognized such people (when they were teenagers) as: Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, Cy Twombly, Ken Burns, John Baldessari, and Kay WalkingStick.

“We are proud to count you among these esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni!” Sullivan said.

Sullivan said the awards allow artists to work autonomously and place their work in front of the public and their peers, as well as allowing the artist to seek accolades for their work and rewards for their artistic endeavors.