Meet the Artist: William DiResta
Christian Brothers Academy
Age 15 | Sophomore
William DiResta, a West Long Branch native, is a Sophomore at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. Crediting his father, Thomas, Will says he’s been interested in art his whole life. “My dad paints as a hobby, so he really helped me to take interest in all things art whether it be painting or drawing, or other forms.”
Painting, drawing, writing, movies, and spaceflight, creativity is a strong suit for Will. He also participates in the Pegasus Yearbook and French Club at CBA.
When asked about his inspiration for his artwork, Will felt confident about depicting this year’s theme. “I felt that I could properly portray the theme of “The Guardian of the Holy Family” because Joseph is an important figure in Jesus’ life. Mary is often portrayed as the most important in the life of Jesus, but remembering Joseph is the protector and guide of the Holy Family, I displayed him prominently in the artwork.”
About the Contest
Our long-standing art competition is known throughout the District. Now in its 12th year, the annual DENA Christmas Card contest had many entries from several schools. There were many strong entries for our contemporary theme “The Guardian of the Holy Family” but we could only pick one piece of artwork.
A total of 93 entries included middle school students from:
Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, MD
- Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, NY
- Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ
Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse, NY
- Colegio De La Salle, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
- De La Salle School, Freeport, NY
- La Salle Academy, New York, NY
- La Salle Academy, Philadelphia, PA
La Salle Academy and De La Salle Middle School, Providence, RI
- La Salle Educational Center, Homestead, FL
- San Miguel School, Washington, DC
St. John Paul II Academy, Boca Raton, FL
- West Catholic Preparatory High School, Philadelphia, PA
Thank you students for your submissions!
And thank you to all our Lasallian Art Teachers and Animators for encouraging your students’ talents and participation!