Student Artist Honored by the College Board

 By Stanislava Kirsanova ‘19

By Stanislava Kirsanova ‘19

Congratulations to Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio student Stanislava Kirsanova ’19, who had a piece of artwork selected by the College Board for inclusion in the 2018–2019 AP Studio Art Exhibit. The exhibit is produced annually and aims to showcase outstanding artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Studio Art exam. Kirsanova's work was one of just 30 pieces chosen from the more than 60,000 portfolios submitted in the spring of 2018.

All artwork for the 2018–2019 exhibit was selected by a group of high school and college art educators with extensive experience in the AP Studio Art program. According to Wendy Free, the AP Program's Director of Arts Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, "Each work was selected because it represents the extremely high level of rigor, commitment, and accomplishment AP Studio Art students can achieve."  

Kirsanova earned a 5 on her exam, and Fine Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes was very pleased to see her work recognized on a grander scale. “Having one of her pieces selected from the many, many thousands of artworks submitted each year for examination is a rare distinction and a tribute to this young artist’s growing abilities,” he said. “This success is the more remarkable with Stanislava simultaneously following both the AP course and the first year of the IB Visual Arts program.”