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Delbarton Artists Honored at Blackwell Street Center
Caitlin Servilio

Delbarton visual artists earned well-deserved recognition for their skills this year at the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts' High School Art Show.  Not only were several students accepted into this juried art exhibition and contest at the Morris County Administration Building in Morristown, but several Delbarton students also received numerous awards including Best in Show for Sam Gibbons '23.

The competitive annual show, which returns this year after a pandemic-related hiatus, received over 500 entries this year from 14 different area high schools, with less than half the entries accepted.  Delbarton's strong showing is a good reminder that our students are called to express themselves through the visual arts - mind, body, and spirit!

Here's the full list of awards and acceptance:

Sam Gibbons '23 - Best in Show - "Aloof"

Adrian Pierre '23 - Third place in Acrylic/Oil Paint - "Street Pub"

Rob Alexy '23 - Tied for First in Oil and Soft Pastel - "Cacophony of Verticals"

Marco Maselli '23 - Tied for First in Oil and Soft Pastel - "Cruisin'"

Paul Brady '23 - Second place in Oil and Soft Pastel - "302 and Counting" 

Michael Van Raaphorst '24 - Third place in Oil and Soft Pastel - "Head in the Clouds" and First place in Printmaking/Etching - "Euro Stack"

Matthew Mastrangelo '24 - Honorable Mention in Photography - "Rainy Morning"

David Lebowitz '24 - Second place in Printmaking/Etching - "Erosion"

Other Delbarton Artists that were accepted include...

Luke Campbell '24 - "Fuzz"

Grant Dangler '23 - "Coaster of Chaos"

Louis Friedrich '24 - "Handheld Seaside Memory"

Sam Gibbons '23 - "Body & Soul"

Jack Harley '24 - "Severe Pain"

JJ Mattiola '23 - "A Reflection of Dehart Street"

Adrian Pierre '23 - "Phantom Hour"

Marco Maselli '23 - "Drove My Chevy to the Levee"

Mark Sebastian '24 - "Lady in Red"

Congratulations to all of our student artists on a job well done! Please enjoy some photos from the reception below...