Achievements

Grade 11

2019 United States Congressional Art Competition Winner (Virginia's 8th District) - Winning Painting is on exhibit in the United States Capitol

 

Painting on the cover of the National Art Education Association June/July 2019 Magazine Publication

Scholastics Art and Writing Awards - 2 Gold Keys (Painting) and Gold Key (Mixed Media)

Selected and participated as a student-intern in Arlington Public Schools 2019 PRIME Summer Program - Worked with artist mentor Gavin Glakas

Arlington County Fair - Grand Champion (Fine Arts and Crafts),1st Place (mixed media), 1st place (acrylic), 1st place (watercolor), 1st place (drawing), 1st place (oil)

Grade 10

Selected for Virginia 2018 Summer Residential Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts Program with a focus on Visual Arts 

Awarded $250 merit scholarship from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) for the 1-week SCAD Summer Seminars Program

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 2 Gold Keys (Painting) 

PTA Reflections Contest -1st Place (Yorktown High School, grade 9-12, visual arts) and 2nd Place (Arlington County, grade 9-12, visual arts)

Top ten honorees of the "2018 Congressional Art Competition" from U.S. Representative Beyer's 8th District exhibited at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria (competitive)

Arlington County Fair - Reserve Grand Champion (Fine Arts and Crafts),1st Place (mixed media), 1st place (acrylic), 1st place (watercolor), 1st place (metal smithing), 1st place (collage)

Selected as a student-intern for Arlington Public Schools 2018 PRIME Summer Program

Grade 9

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - Gold Key (Painting)

Virginia Junior Classical League (VJCL) convention - 1st Place (watercolor),1st Place (charcoal), and1st Place (colored pencil)

PTA Reflections Contest -1st Place (Yorktown High School, grade 9-12, visual arts) and 2nd Place (Arlington County, grade 9-12, visual arts)

Arlington County Fair- 1st Place (watercolor),1st Place (mixed media), and1st Place (calligraphy) 

Plein Air Easton, MD, Quick Draw: The Next Generation - Artwork was purchased to be displayed at the event sponsor's headquarters lobby for 1 year

Participated in the Interlochen Center for the Arts - Logan Arts Leadership Institute (12 weeks, online)

Grade 8

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - Gold Key (Drawing and Illustration) and Gold Key (Painting)

 

Selected out of thousands as1of 24 winners nationally in the 2015-2016 Christmas Artwork Contest of the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) shown at an exhibition at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, DC

Grade 7

Scholastics Art and Writing Awards - Gold Key (Drawing)

Accepted into the Advanced Drawing and Painting Summer Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts (only 12 spots internationally, ages 10 - 14)

Arlington County Fair- 1st Place (watercolor of nature and animals),1st Place (sculpture of clay), and1st Place (calligraphy) 

Won Summer Camp Scholarships - $518 (Northern VA Council for the Gifted and Talented) and $400 (VA Association for the Gifted)

Grade 6

PTA Reflections Contest - 1st place (Swanson Middle School, grade 6-8, visual arts)

The Washington Post Newspaper, Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest - Honorable Mention (displayed on The Washington Post website)

Arlington County Fair - 1st Place Champion (pen/ink) and1st Place (watercolor of landscape/buildings)

National Career Development Association, Poster Contest - 1st Place (state level) and 3rd Place (national level)

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All Artwork was Created by and is the sole Property of Dominick Cocozza.  If any artwork is shared please give proper credit!!