DGS Students Earn 83 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

DGS Students Earn 83 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations, DGS student-artists!

The Fine Arts Department at South High School in Downers Grove is pleased to announce the results of the judging from the 2019 Chicago area regional Scholastic Art Awards held at Downers Grove North High School. A total of 1,209 student artists representing 149 arts educators submitted 2,826 works of art for adjudication. 37 South High School visual art students merited 83 awards, including 26 Gold Key Awards, 30 Silver Key Awards, 27 Honorable Mention Awards. 

Community High School District 99 will host the Scholastic Art Show Regional Exhibition from February 3-8, 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 3, from 1-4 pm.  

“We are exceedingly proud of both the process followed by our student artists, and, of the products they all create.” said Glenn Williams, Fine Arts Department Chairman at South High.  “Scholastic Art Awards represent a high point of artistic achievement for a high school Visual Artist. We also congratulate our visual art faculty for mentoring these students through the artistic process." 

Gold Key Awards (26)
Click here to view a few of the Gold Key Award-winning art pieces.

Ryan Bjorseth – Ceramics & Glass
Jonah Blazek – Ceramics & Glass
Jennifer Branch – Photography
Emmanuelle Copeland – Art Portfolio
Nicole Cosenza – Photography
Samantha Groseth – Photography
Kristina Huda – Photography
Michelle Kravec – Digital Art, Art Portfolio, Mixed Media
Kaylee Kushta – Photography
Emma Lafin – Photography
Annie Le – Drawing and Illustration
Gianna Lucacik – Digital Art
Megan Lupie – Photography (2)
Samantha Mark – Mixed Media, Painting, Art Portfolio
Hewane Melkie – Photography, Digital Art
Judith Paniagua-Chavez – Photography
Samantha Perkins – Photography
Grace Reiter – Photography
Pavlo Vovk – Drawing and Illustration
yu xinyang – Ceramics & Glass

Silver Key Awards (30)
Emma Ansah – Drawing and Illustration (2), Painting
Jennifer Branch – Photography (5)
Sarah Cimbalista – Ceramics & Glass
Emmanuelle Copeland – Painting
Nicole Cosenza – Photography
Max Hlavin – Ceramics & Glass
Michelle Kurcina – Ceramics & Glass
Megan Lupie – Digital Art, Ceramics & Glass
Samantha Mark – Painting (4)
Hewane Melkie – Photography (2), Digital Art
Paige Miller – Photography
Madelyn Moushon – Ceramics & Glass
Judith Paniagua-Chavez – Photography (2)
Samantha Perkins – Art Portfolio
Angela Pineda – Photography
Elizabeth Spear – Photography
Goda Vertelka - Painting

Honorable Mention Awards (27)
Emmanuelle Copeland – Drawing and Illustration, Painting, Mixed Media
Nicole Cosenza – Photography
Austin Davis – Drawing and Illustration
Nicole Fajardo – Ceramics & Glass
Skyler Groveau – Photography (3)
Kristina Huda - Photography
Gavan Jones – Ceramics & Glass
Michelle Kravec – Digital Art
Kaylee Kushta – Photography
Gianna Lucacik – Digital Art, Photography
Samantha Mark – Digital Art, Mixed Media, Painting
Frank Mayson – Ceramics & Glass
Hewane Melkie – Photography
Aloha Mendibles – Drawing and Illustration
Judith Paniagua-Chavez – Digital Art
Samantha Perkins – Photography
Angela Pineda – Digital Art
Morgan Silanskis – Photography
Sarah Weigel – Digital Art, Photography

For more information about DGS Visual Art, contact Department Chair Glenn Williams at gwilliams@csd99.org or visit the DGS Fine Arts Blog.