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Mason High School Art Students Advance To VASE State Competition
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 • Posted March 9, 2011

Where will you find over 24,000 works of art created by high school students from across the state of Texas? The event is called VASE. The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) has sponsored the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) since 1994. VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to a regional event. There they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standards based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. Only academically eligible high school students in grades 9-12 enrolled in a Texas public or private school Texas can participate in VASE.

Saturday, February 12, eleven students from Mason High School traveled to the Region 15 competition at San Angelo Central High School. Of those eleven, ten were awarded the highest rating within their divisions and advanced to the next round of judging. After the final judging, three students advanced to the state competition. They are freshman Alondra Balderas and sophomores Abby Nash and Courtney Liimatainen. The state event this year will be held April 8-9 at Clear Fall High School, Houston Clear Lake ISD.

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