District 99 Fine Arts students were selected to exhibit their work at the Illinois High School Art Exhibition's annual General Exhibition.
Each year, over 100 high schools register to participate in the General Exhibition at the Zhou B. Art Center located in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. High schools digitally submit up to 25 artworks into 8 categories: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Design, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, and Time Arts via SlideRoom, an online visual slide review platform.
South High student artists included:
- Emmanuelle Copeland
- Earned one of five Visionary Awards for her painting "Laughter"
- Earned a scholarship to attend American Academy of Art's Early College Program
- Emma Ansah
- Earned an Honorable Mention for her drawing "Held Back”
- Earned a scholarship to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art's Early College Program
- Gabrielle Senne
- Jhenevie Ocha
- Sean Meyer
North High student artists included:
- Kaitlyn Almazan
- Audrey Lucas
- Earned the Silver Medal in the Photography category
- Angela Wong
- Earned the Silver Medal in the Pottery category
- Carlos Hernandez
- Lucy Quinn
- Earned an Early College Program Scholarship from the University of Michigan in the Painting category
At the accompanying Illinois High School Art Exhibition’s annual Senior Scholarship Competition, seven North High Fine Arts students were selected to display work at compete for more than $1.2 million in scholarships:
- Marcus Bacerra
- Evelyn Brindl
- Benjamin Gartlan
- Marissa Justiano
- Mia Kibiloski
- Jonny McDonald
- Julia Yrkoski
“We’re incredibly proud of our District’s artist representation at IHSAE,” South High Fine Arts Department Chair Glenn Williams said. “Being placed among other talented student artists in our region is a true honor.”
“Congratulations to all of our District artists earning the honor to exhibit at this year’s ISHAE,” North High Fine Arts Department Chair Brayer Teague said. “It is a special moment for our students to see their work featured at one of Chicago’s premier art exhibits.”
District 99 is proud to have visual arts teachers from both North and South High represented on the IHSAE volunteer leadership team. North High’s Mr. Josh Hoering is a Board Member & Portfolio Coordinator; South High’s Ms. Katherine O'Truk serves as the General Exhibition Awards Coordinator.
The Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) is a non-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. Developed by teachers for students in 2014, the organization is run by full-time art educators who collaborate with corporate sponsors, art schools/colleges/universities, and participating public, private and charter high schools to celebrate and award the artistic talents of Illinois high school art students. For more information, visit www.ihsae.org.