Excellence Exhibited

Two Pine Valley Central School Art Students To Have Work Displayed At St Bonaventure

Arryanna Bardo’s trophy piece. Submitted photo

SOUTH DAYTON — Two students from Pine Valley High School have been selected to have their work displayed as a part of the 2024 High School Juried Art Show at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.

Arryanna Bardo and Destiny Lindquist were each selected to have one of their works displayed as a part of the show. Lindquist’s shoe piece and Bardo’s trophy piece are on display until May 5. Both students received certificates of achievement during an exhibition held April 9.

Pine Valley Art Teacher Caitlin Sengbusch said Bardo was the one who discovered the exhibit at St Bonaventure.

“Arryanna Bardo recently had her work in Daemen’s All High Art Exhibition and found St. Bonaventure’s juried exhibit and asked for me to enter her in it with the same piece,” Sengbusch said. “I also entered Destiny Lindquist to be juried as I felt her work would be a great fit for the exhibition.”

Sengbusch enters her students in the Daemen All High Art Exhibition and Congressional Art Competition each year. Both Bardo and Lindquist have pieces also entered in the Congressional competition along with another student. Sengbusch said if St Bonaventure does this exhibition next year she will have students enter again.

Destiny Lindquist’s shoe piece. Submitted photo

“If St. Bonaventure does this next year; I plan to now do this exhibition yearly,” Sengbusch said. “I try to do as many juried exhibitions as possible for the students, some come to me, and some the students find.”

Since she began working at Pine Valley in 2018, Sengbusch has had students’ work on display in many contests and exhibitions, including the Daemen All High Art Exhibition, the Congressional Art Competition, and Pine Valley’s District Art Show on May 21. Her seniors have work on display at a local restaurant for their AP portfolio on May 31.

Bardo, Lindquist and a third student, Tyler Smith, have a piece entered in the Congressional Art Competition and they will find out in a few weeks if their work is the winner, runner up, finalist or not chosen in that competition. Sengbusch has also talked with some students about entering the Audubon Community Nature Center Photography Contest.

Having their work on display means a lot for both Sengbusch and her students, she said.

“For my students it’s important to them to get their work out there and be seen,” Sengbusch said. “I also feel its representation, we are in a small school district, and we have so many talented students and I want Pine Valley on the map for our arts program and how hard these students work. While the students didn’t win an award, it was a juried show and theirs being selected to be on display is an honor and something they are very proud of, as am I. Getting recognition from others, not only their teacher, is encouraging to them.”

Arryanna Bardo stands next to her trophy piece on display.

To see more of what Sengbusch and her students are working on in classes, she encouraged everyone to follow her school Instagram page, @PineValley_Art.

Destiny Lindquist stands next to the display that includes her shoe piece.

Arryanna Bardo and Destiny Lindquist both received certificates of achievement during an exhibition on April 9 for their work that will be on display at St Bonaventure. Submitted photo


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