Congratulations are in order for Rangeley Lakes Regional School art students. Yet again, outstanding dedication, inspiration, and encouragement have paved the way for creative accomplishments!
This year is Scholastic’s Centennial and there was an overwhelming pool of applicants. The jury members hailed from Maine’s professional artist community including, New Systems Gallery, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D), professional artists, and local gallery curators.  The jurors will be listed on MECA&D’s Scholastics page.

The Scholastics applicants represented more than 50 schools, students from over 70 different Maine towns, and nearly 800 works entered into the competition.

Congratulations to the following artists from Rangeley Lakes Regional School:

Marion Champagne, Gr. 12, Honorable Mention for fashion
Angelica Chavaree-Woodward, Gr. 11, Honorable Mention for Ceramics and Glass
Trevor Dolbier, Gr. 12. Honorable Mention for Design
Addaline Hemingway, Gr. 12, Silver Key for Drawing
Brooke Laliberte, Gr. 10, Silver and Gold Key for Photography
Breezy Quimby, Gr. 11, Silver Key and Honorable Mention for Printmaking
Anna Ross, Gr. 11, 2 Honorable Mentions for Photography
Hannah Scott, Gr. 8, Honorable Mention for Drawing
Amelia Stokes, Gr. 12, Honorable Mention for Drawing
Brayden Thompson, Gr. 10, Honorable Mention for Drawing
Tori White, Gr. 10, Honorable Mention for Design

An Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, March 11 at Maine College of Art & Design to celebrate and recognize these outstanding students’ work. The gold medalists will continue onward to the national level where they will compete for additional awards and scholarships and if chosen will be recognized at Carnegie Hall in May.

From the student exhibit work was chosen for Congressional Art Awards and for a statewide student art showcase at the state capitol, Maine Excellence in Arts Education.


The Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency that supports the arts in Maine, has collaborated with MECA&D, the Scholastic Art Awards, and Maine’s two congressional offices to have access to the submissions for those competitions.  An independent jury has selected 34 pieces of flatwork – paintings, drawings, digital imagery, photography, collage and graphic arts – to be displayed this spring at the Capitol Complex in Augusta.

The pieces by RLRS students Counting Lesson by Brooke Laliberte and Eyes on the Fungi by Addaline Hemingway are included.    The work will be transported and installed in the corridors of the Cross Office Building (behind the Statehouse) and the Commission’s offices at 193 State Street, kitty corner to the Statehouse and across from the Blaine House (the Governor’s Mansion).

The work will be on display March 15 – May 31, 2023.  You are welcome to come any weekday between 9-5 to view the exhibition. A closing reception is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 31st.

10th grader Brooke Laliberte at March 11 awards reception where she received the Silver and Gold Key for Photography

Senior Addaline Hemingway at March 11th awards reception with art teacher Sonja Johnson where she received the Silver Key for Drawing.

GOLD KEY WINNER: Counting Lesson by Brooke Laliberte

SILVER KEY WINNER: Eyes on the Fungi by Addaline Hemingway



After Glow by 11th grader Breezy Quimby who won Silver Key and Honorable Mention for Printmaking


SILVER KEY WINNER: Double Ant by Brooke Laliberte

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