DGN Students Earn 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

DGN Students Earn 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Photography by Junior Gavin Crowson

The Fine Arts Department at Downers Grove North High School is proud to announce the results of the judging from the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards held at Downers Grove North High School and hosted by the Community High School District 99 Fine Arts Departments. 1,038 student artists representing 135 arts educators submitted 2,188 works of art for adjudication. 638 total works were honored with recognitions. North High artists won 70 awards, including 21 Gold Key Awards, 23 Silver Key Awards, and 26 Honorable Mention Awards.

“We are very excited to host the regional exhibition at North High,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chairman. “This show is always an amazing display of student creativity and a testament to the wonderful art teaching that is happening in District 99.” According to Teague, the art teachers from both North and South High School play an important role in putting the exhibition together. “Our District 99 art teachers are the engine behind this regional affiliate of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their dedication and tireless commitment enables student artists from all over the suburban region to have their work evaluated by professional artists.”

District 99 will host the Scholastic Art Show Regional Exhibition from February 2-7, at the North High School campus Main Street Lobby (4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515). The public is cordially invited to attend the Exhibition Opening and Artists Reception on Sunday, February 2, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. 

CLICK HERE to view a portfolio of all DGN Gold Key Awards.

  • David Adelman (Jewelry)
  • Adam Blair-Smith (Photography)
  • Belle Blanchard (Jewelry) 2
  • Belle Blanchard (Art Portfolio)
  • Gavin Crowson (Photography) 2
  • Sophie Dalen (Sculpture)
  • Audrey Dwyer (Design)
  • Audrey Dwyer (Design)
  • Danielle Gargiulo (Drawing and Illustration)
  • Danielle Gargiulo (Painting)
  • Zack Gaytan (Sculpture)
  • Zack Gaytan (Mixed Media)
  • Brooke Hazen (Jewelry)
  • Alexandria Johnston (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Kristen Karam (Jewelry)
  • Eliot Michaels (Drawing and Illustration)
  • Katherine Morrissey (Photography)
  • Jocelyn Novielli-Mahr (Sculpture)
  • Jocelyn Novielli-Mahr (Mixed Media)


  • Emily Allen (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Annie Bieda (Jewelry)
  • Nolan Brezina (Jewelry)
  • Lillian Cawthorne (Drawing and Illustration) 3
  • Alexis Dorion (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Audrey Dwyer (Art Portfolio)
  • Danielle Gargiulo (Painting)
  • Zack Gaytan (Jewelry)
  • Zack Gaytan (Sculpture)
  • Brooke Hazen (Jewelry)
  • Julia Isoniemi (Drawing and Illustration)
  • Ohana Jeron (Drawing and Illustration) 2
  • Meghan McConaughy (Photography)
  • Anika Oplanic (Jewelry)
  • Nathan Pautsch (Photography)
  • Gema Perez (Photography)
  • Sophie Peters (Art Portfolio)
  • Cecily Pope (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Elena Tomchek (Jewelry)
  • Gabrielle Walters (Ceramics and Glass)


  • Elyse Adams (Jewelry)
  • Adam Blair-Smith (Photography)
  • Belle Blanchard (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Nolan Brezina (Jewelry)
  • Jarrett Brogan (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Samuel Carter (Jewelry)
  • Daniel Chaidez (Mixed Media)
  • Gavin Crowson (Photography)
  • Sophie Dalen (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Maddy Dvorak (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Audrey Dwyer (Design) 2
  • Rylee Fox (Jewelry) 2
  • Faith Gaydusek (Painting)
  • Zack Gaytan (Jewelry) 2
  • Julia Isoniemi (Drawing and Illustration)
  • Clark Kelly (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Claire Meyers (Jewelry)
  • Alexa Moy (Photography)
  • Tabaaraka Muzammil (Ceramics and Glass)
  • Jack Oakes (Digital Art)
  • Gema Perez (Photography) 2
  • Ian Wachel (Sculpture)

For more information about DGN Fine Arts, contact Department Chair Brayer Teague at bteague@csd99.org or visit the DGN Fine Arts Blog.