Last month Chisum High School art student Nicky Teichroeb competed in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) state-level competition.
His artwork titled “The Prophecy,” a watercolor painting inspired by psychosis, received a rating of 4/Exemplary. A rating of 4 is the highest rating for artworks juried at the state competition, for which he has earned a gold medal.
Teichroeb was one of twelve students selected to advance to the state-level event after competing against 188 total artworks across region 8. An immense amount of unique, and incredible artwork gathered from twenty educational regions across Texas culminate in the Texas Art Education’s premier UIL scholastic Art Competition, VASE, every year representing and celebrating a year of hard work and the creative expression of Texas Art Students.
“I wanted to make something unique and different from what everyone else would traditionally make,” said Teichroeb. “This artwork is important because it represents the mental illness in this world, such as psychosis, which is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. It represents psychosis because it is something that a patient with psychosis might possibly see in their everyday life.”