Christina Conrady '19 Named Mary Campbell Easel Award Recipient
The BGA Visual Arts Department is pleased to honor recent graduate Christina Conrady with the 2019 Mary Campbell Easel Award for the fourth quarter.
Christina has been a dedicated art student throughout her BGA career. She completed her AP Studio Art portfolio in her senior year and has won several awards for her work, including a National Silver Medal from the Scholastics Art competition. Christina will attend college at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
This work, entitled 1965, is from Christina’s AP portfolio which focused on her grandmother’s ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. Using old family photos as inspiration, she sought to evoke her grandmother’s sense of confusion as memories from the past collide and blur together. 1965 began as an oil painting on wood panel that was then covered by an etched plastic sheet and also included her grandfather’s written memories of his wife. The quality, sensitivity, and unique use of materials in this work earns Christina the 2019 Mary Campbell Easel Award for the 4th quarter.
About the Mary Campbell Easel Award: Along with the gift of the Mary Campbell Visual Arts Center, Battle Ground Academy’s art department was also fortunate to receive several pieces of furniture and equipment from Mary Campbell’s studio. One of these was her easel. To honor Mary’s memory, it was decided that every quarter, the Visual Arts teachers would review the work of current students and choose a piece of art they feel exemplifies the qualities BGA students strive to achieve: creativity, effort, and quality. The chosen piece receives the Mary Campbell Easel Award and is displayed for the duration of the next quarter.