Important Dates

3rd Annual DiLo Guild Film Awards, Thursday May 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm-9:30 pm, Ward Melville HS Auditorium.

National Art Honor Society Induction, Thursday May 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm, Ward Melville HS Auditorium.

13th Annual Senior Art and Technology Exhibit, Thursday May 5, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Ward Melville HS Library



To date, Ward Melville High School Class of 2014 art students have been offered more than $1.7 million dollars in scholarships to attend college in the fall. Congratulations to the teachers and students.

Long Island Media Arts Competition Winners
Congratulations to 10th grader, Trevor Munch ( Video Production ) who received a Best in Show for his film Continuity of Parks at the Long Island Media Arts Competition.  His video will now be shown by the Suffolk County Film Commission. 

Congratulations to our photography students as well.  The following students received an Honorable Mention in Photography: Gabrielle Urso, Ryan Dorfman, Brittany Newman, Shannon Small, Nicole Anderson, Lauren Pazienza, Alan Wei and Andrea DiBernardo. 

Young Illustrators Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to Mount Elementary art students, Komal Grewal (1st place grade 3-5 category), Ivy Guan (3rd place grade 6-8 category) and Jessica Wang (Honorable mention grade 6-8 category) wiiners of the Young Illustrators Challenge a competition and exhibit to challenge and inspire young artists on Long Island.  A reception was held for the winners on March 31st. 

Advertising Design Selected

Students in the Advanced Advertising Practices and Applications classes created new branding campaigns for One Day, a Manhattan based client.  Company President Chris Wogas requested that students create designs for the logo, letterhead, business card, envelop, website, brochure and t-shirt.  Students worked on their ideas for a few weeks and presented their concepts to their client this past month.  Congratulations to Taylor Mussenden, her designs were chosen to be used by One Day for their logo and branding. 

Parrish Art Museum Exhibit:

Congratulations to Ward Melville High School art students.

The following students artwork will be on exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton from January 28th - February 26th.
The opening is on Saturday the 28th beginning at 5:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend. 


Anna Whitney
Ryan Dorfman
Alexandra Mos
Marissa Miller
Lindsay Kaplan
Jessica Blicksilver
Leigha Jarett
Emily Adams
Holly Manz
Leanna O'Brien
Shelbi Reilly
Stephanie Shay
Gabi Cossens
Emily Adams
Holly Manz
Leanna O'Brien
Shelbi Reilly


Congratulations to RC Murphy Art Students!

The following student artwork has been accepted into the

Mills Pond House Gallery Youth Art Showcase!


Allana Rosenberg                Self Portrait

Alyssa Buckley                    Self Portrait

Kayla Maloney                     Charcoal Still Life

Devin Jackson                      Warring Pieces

Nimra Ghani                          Swishing Waters

Angela Zhang                      Me, Myself and I


Students and their families are invited to the Gallery Opening on February 18th.  The work will remain on exhibit for all to view and enjoy until March 16th


Congratulations WMHS Artists!


The following student artwork has been accepted into the

Mills Pond House Gallery Youth Art Showcase!


The following students artwork will be on exhibit in the Smithtown Township Art Council Youth Art Showcase at the Mills Pond House from February 18th - March 16th. An opening reception will be held on February 18th .


Jessica Clemens             Christmas Decorations       
Daniel  Corona                Untitled       
Bella   Gurevich              Wedding

Jacyln  Padich                 Untitled       
Monica  Rahman             Untitled       
Kerrilyn McDonald           Hagred 
Elizabeth Serdock Porto  Wire Foot      

Emily   Adams                Self Portrait  

Holly   Manz                   Self Portrait  
Xavier  Petromelis          Ravenous       
Brett   Polina                  Untitled       
Caroline  Zimmerli         Self Portrait  
Charlotte   Christie          untitled       
Nevena  Marinkovic        untitled       
Erika   Peters                  untitled        
Abbey   Siskidis              untitled       
Alan    Wei                     untitled       
Niyati  Desai                   My Twine is Your Twine 
Caroline Berrios,            Office Supply dress

Students and their families are invited to the Gallery Opening on February 18th.  The work will remain on exhibit for all to view and enjoy until March 16th



They did it!!!!!  The winners of the National Vans Custom Culture Sneaker Design Competition are: Mary Kate Anselmini, Robin Caselli, Omar Field Rahman, Holly Manz, Kerrilyn McDonald and Liz Serdock Porto

They brought home the Grand Prize of $50,000 for their outstanding creations for the Vans Sneaker line. 

Congratulations and Thank you!!!!!!

Big News

They did it!!!  the votes are in and the Ward Melville High School artists are the Northeast Finalists for the VANS Custom Culture Sneaker Design Competition.  They are off to New York City to compete against the other 4 schools in the country for the $50, 000 Grand Prize.  We are all sending our congratulations to Mr. Swierupski and his students and wishing them the very best at the competition.  Thanks to all of you who rallied behind the art department and gave support.

Anti-Bullying Video Created at WMHS

Congratulations to senior art students, Kevin Kirluk and Alexis Fallon!  their anti-bullying video titled; Every Seven has been selected to be shown at the Suffolk County Film Commission's First Exposure event at the Huntington Cinema Arts Center on May 15th @ 4 pm.  Additional congratulations go to Camryn Baum for her performance in the video and to Michelle Clarkson who gave permission to the students to tell her story. 

Think Pink Art Auction

 On April 1, 2011 The Ward Melville High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society held a Silent Auction and a Think Pink Party to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 
Student created art work was auctioned off throughout the day and evening.  With generous support from faculty, staff and students, the National Art Honor Society raised $400 for the American Cancer Society. 

Advisors, Kristen Dietz and Jennifer Mullany and the members of the National Art Honor Society would like to thank everyone for making the fundraiser and great success. 

Congratulations Graphic Artists

Congratulations to Mary Kate Anselmini for designing the log for the new West End Bar & Grill in Manhattan.  Additionally, congratulations to Carley Goldstein for designing the sign for the outside of the establishment which is located on 49th and 8th Ave.  the Advanced Advertising student designs were selected over a professional agency in Philadelphia.  Congratulations to our young graphic designers!!!!

Congratulations Three Village CSD Art Students

On Tuesday, March 22nd WMHS and PJ Gelinas JHS art students participated in the Annual Long Island Media Arts Festival Competition at Five Towns College. Recognition of their talents was outstanding.

WMHS photography students, Ryan Dorfman, Sam Hallen, Dali Jung, Stephanie Leonardi, Xavier Petrmelis, Toussaint Rosefort and Kailey Vern all received HONORABLE MENTION in Photography. 
ailey Vern received BEST IN SHOW for Photography.

PJ Gelinas Media Arts students Trevor Munch and Alan Wei both received HONORABLE MENTION in Photography.

WMHS Advertising Art students, Kevin Kiriluk and Alexis Fallon received BEST IN SHOW for their public service announcement video on Bullying and Cyber Bullying.  Their video will be shown at the Westhamption Beach Film Festival. 
Congratulations to all of our outstanding young artists. 

Congratulations Photography Students

The Association of Texas Photography Instructors judged over 6,000 entries from 75 schools for their annual photo contest.  The following Three Village CSD students placed in the contest:  Marguerite Pintauro, Gabriella Cossens, Azalea Martin, and Brett Pollina.  Congratulations to all.  The photography can be viewed at atpi.org

Congratulations Art Students

Hallie Battey, Kate Marx,Brian Chen, Vienna Hintze, Emily Barbera, Kayla Miller, Emily Adams, Elizabeth Porto-Sherdock.  These young artists have their 6x6 inch paintings on exhibit at the Charmingwall Gallery in Manhattan.  There will be a reception on November 5th and the exhibit will run through the month of November.  Subsequently,  a digital image of the work will be showcased via the Charmingwall website at www.blog.charmingwall.com  Additionally, our young artists will have the opportunity to sell their paintings via the gallery store at www.store.6x6gallery.com  It is worth noting that this exhibit was open to all artists and our students are exhbiting their work side by side with professional artists from near and far.  Congratulations again to our talented students. 

Genna Goldstein, award recipient for her poster design for this year's Shanti, Gandhi Celebration.  Genna will receive her award at an awards ceremony at County Executive Steve Levy's office on October 27th.

Kurt Steinmuller was honored by having his video shown at the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 7-11th. 


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