0612 Annabelle DeCamillis winning oil paintingSpain Park’s Annabelle DeCamillis’ winning oil painting, “Rococo Renovation.”
Spain Park High School junior Annabelle DeCamillis won a Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal Award for her oil painting, “Rococo Renovation.”
“Rococo Renovation” is a 30-by-40- inch self portrait in oil. Annabelle is pictured in an Elizabethan pink gown, standing in Home Depot in the paint section, looking at paint chips. Within the viewer, the piece sets up surrealistic tension, a contrast of time periods and a contrast of female roles as well. It is painted in a realistic style with
heightened lighting and color.
Approximately 10,000 pieces from all over the world were submitted to the national contest, with about 800 receiving awards. Of those, around 40 received gold status.
Annabelle and her art teacher, Spain Park’s Cindy Childers, attended three days of activities in New York City. They went to Carnegie Hall for an awards ceremony and continued with workshops of alumni artists and a gala for the actual art exhibition.