NDA senior Maddie Walent named an ‘Amazing Emerging’ artist

Maddie Walent
Maddie Walent
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TYNGSBORO — Maddie Walent of Dunstable, a senior at the Academy of Notre Dame, has a piece of artwork selected for exhibition in the Massachusetts Art Education Association’s Amazing Emerging Artists Recognition Exhibit.

Maddie Walent’s artwork, ‘Infinity,’ has been selected for exhibition in the Massachusetts Art Education Association’s Amazing Emerging Artists Recognition Exhibit.COURTESY NDA

The exhibition is open to Massachusetts students in grades 9-12.

Maddie’s piece, entitled “Infinity,” was submitted for Digital and Graphic Design, one of 10 mediums open for judging. Judging criteria for the exhibit included:

Visual Communication — uses aesthetic and design choices deliberately to enhance effective communication and convey meaning.

Execution — demonstrates technical competence and excellence in skill or craft in the use of media.

Formal Elements — designs a strong composition that is powerful, imaginative and inventive.

Original/Creativity — demonstrates a personal vision in which the student’s view is prominent.

Artist Statement — student’s reflection on the submission.

“We are excited for Maddie,” Head of School Vittoria Pacifico said. “During her six years at NDA, we have had the opportunity to watch Maddie as she has honed her artistic abilities and God-given talent. We know that she will go far as she pursues her interests and passions in college and beyond.”

Upon learning of her selection, Maddie said, “I am excited to be selected for this exhibit. The characters in my submission, “Infinity,” are two that I have been expressing in various forms since middle school. I really enjoy working with computer graphics and I plan to study studio arts in college.”

Maddie is a member of the National Honor Society and Art Honor Society, the 1804 Ambassadors and Muse, the academy’s art magazine. She also plays volleyball and basketball for NDA. She plans to attend Salve Regina University in the fall.

Due to COVID-19, the MAEA 2021 Amazing Emerging Artists Recognition Exhibit will be online and available for viewing starting Monday, March 1, at massarted.com.