St. Mary's Dominican High School

National Art Honor Society

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to recognize and inspire students with outstanding abilities in art. NAHS at Dominican is open to eligible sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are evaluated based on art scholarship, character, and quality of art portfolio. Detailed eligibility requirements are posted on our club website. Candidates for membership submit portfolios during the first semester of each school year and inducted early in the second semester. Meetings are held during the Lunch/Activity period.

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National Art Honor Society Induction Reflections on Art and Faith

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At induction ceremonies for 32 new members into the National Art Honor Society (NAHS), Club Moderator Jennifer Frosch spoke of the club’s commission by an alumna to paint or artistically represent St. Philomena, and Fine Arts teacher Rosalie Abadie addressed the connection between art and faith. Newly inducted members are: Mayne Becnel, René Bourdais, Elizabeth Bourg,   …Continue Reading


NAHS Induction

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St. Mary’s Dominican High School National Art Honor Society inducted 36 new members during recent ceremonies. Guest speaker was Dominican alumnae Dawn DeDeaux ’70, a mixed-media artist who is considered among America’s pioneering artists in new media. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and abroad, including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;   …Continue Reading


“This is not a scarecrow”

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The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) entered a scarecrow into the design competition at this weekend’s Fall Garden Festival at the Botanical Garden in City Park. Their scarecrow, titled “This is not a scarecrow,” was inspired by two artworks,”Son of Man” and “Treachery of Images,” from Surrealist painter Rene Magritte. Visit Dominican’s scarecrow in the Botanical   …Continue Reading


National Art Honor Society Induction

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St. Mary’s Dominican High School National Art Honor Society inducted 24 new members during recent ceremonies. Guest speakers were alums Katherine Heneghan ’13 and Doris Belleau ’09. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS), designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12, was established in 1978 by the National Art Education Association to inspire and   …Continue Reading


Art Excursion

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Saturday, January 24, five members of the National Art Honor Society took an excursion to the Prospect New Orleans exhibits of Dawn DeDeaux ’70, “MotherShip II: Dreaming of a Future Past” and “MotherShip III: The Station.”


Museum Visit Inspires Art Students

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A group of Dominican’s National Art Honor Society members attended an Art Experience at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art where they met with Isidore Newman School students in the Advanced Placement Studio Art class and their teacher. The students engaged with Museum Educator Ellen Balkin, who led a tour of the museum, focusing on   …Continue Reading


Art Students Turn History for The Class of 1964

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Tradition has deep roots at St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Therefore, when Celeste Anding, Alumnae Director at the 154-year-old school began researching a commemorative gift for The Class of 1964, she came across a craft that spanned centuries. Intent on finding a gift crafted by local artisans, Anding’s search led her to a Saturday craft   …Continue Reading


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