February 16, Prosper High School took 174 artworks to compete in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, also known as VASE. The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. Events are divided into TEA regions. Prosper is in Region 10. Region 10 is so large that it is divided into sub-regions. The region 10N event took place at Prosper High School and this year there were 2224 student entries from our region which serves 37 schools and 88 teachers. Works are divided into four divisions based on the artistic experience of the artist. Artists only compete against other artists in the same division. The divisions are divided based on the student’s number of art credits. Students taking an AP art course are automatically placed in Div IV. Over 36,000 students in Texas participate in VASE each year.


Students must attend the Regional Event and have their original artwork with them at the time of their adjudication. All student artworks are “qualified” by a qualification panel prior to being juried. Artwork not meeting the qualification standards will be disqualified. Jurors interview each artist, then evaluate artwork using a numeric rating system based on an established rubric. Artworks receiving an Excellent Rating (IV) are presented a Regional Medal. From the Regional medalists, works are chosen to advance to the State competition. Eleven of our Prosper ISD students, under the direction of our four Art teachers (Keith Grissom, Gina Mock, Judy Seay and Amy Semifero) will be representing Region 10N at the state competition in April.


Celenza, Sid- Digital Cartoon Landscape


2D Div 3 Score IV


Wijeratne, Keane- Photo of Train On A Mountainside


2D Div 1 Score IV


Barbosa, Heron- Octopus on Sea Floor


3D Div 3 Score IV


Cuarenta, Erin- My Woven Dog


2D Div 1 Score IV


Fulton, Tanner- Selenite Grotto


3D Div 3 Score IV


Maldonado, Alejandra- Tea Set with Flower Additions


3D Div 3 Score IV


Martinez, Priscila- Serving Set


3D Div 3 Score IV


Morris Jackson, Kyri- Acrylic Pour with Drawn Additions


2D Div 3 Score IV


Day, India- Skeleton with Wings


2D Div 2 Score IV


Giasolli, Sophia- Oil Painting of Dog


2D Div 2 Score IV


Roeder, Sophia -Melting Bananas 2D


Div 1 Score IV