Last month, a group of five students traveled to Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford after submitting work to the 2020 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Yujin ’20, Wade ’20, Sophia ’21, Alysa ’22, and Marisin ’22 had their work on display at the competition, which attracts a highly talented pool of artists from across the state. Yujin’s work received a “Gold Key” award—a first place honor—and the American Vision Award, which is the highest regional award to be given to one writer or artist from each region. Her work will go on to compete at the national level. Our artists came away with a combined five awards.

Mr. Visockis, IMS Art Department Chair, expressed his pride in our students. “Students take risks by entering their work into this competition,” he said. “It’s not easy to put yourself out there and have your work judged among other students and peers. We’re proud of them for taking the initiative, for putting hard work into their pieces, and for going the extra distance. It speaks to their drive as artists.”


The art program at Indian Mountain School encourages students to explore their abilities and challenge themselves to explore different mediums. In this particular contest, submitted works ranged from drawing and painting to photograph and digital computer animation.

Watch Marisin’s digital animation that won her honorable mention nods.