Wauwatosa students’ award-winning artwork to be on exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum
The Scholastic Art and Writing Award Program has recognized 63 high school and middle school students from the Wauwatosa School District with a combined 95 regional awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin Exhibition.
The nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens - which boasts notable alumni including Stephen King, Robert Redford, and Andy Warhol - look for work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality in high school and middle school students’ artwork.
Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to submit their original work for any of the Awards’ 29 art and writing categories, which include everything from Architecture and Painting to Poetry and Video Game Design. All works are evaluated through blind adjudication first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and then nationally by an impressive panel of creative industry experts. Student artists are encouraged to express and explore freely through their art; no topic is off limits.
Recipients of an Honorable Mention, Gold Key, or Silver Key will be honored during a regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony at the Milwaukee Art Museum on February 9, 2019. Additionally, works receiving a Gold Key or Silver Key will be on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards - Wisconsin Exhibition February 3 through March 18, 2019. The exhibit will be in the Schroeder Galleria.
All regional Gold Key winners have their art submitted to be judged nationally, with National Medalists announced in March.
2019 Gold Key recipients from Wauwatosa public schools include:
o Isabella Borgh – Grade 12, Wauwatosa East -- Drawing and Illustration, “Stop and Listen"; Painting, “Routine”
o Madelyn Dewey – Grade 9, Wauwatosa East -- Digital Art, “The Ghosting Hour”
o Lily Frank – Grade 11, Wauwatosa East -- Comic Art, “Facetiming the Kid”
o Jessica Gleesing – Grade 10, Wauwatosa East -- Photography, “Reflection
o Coleen Hackett – Grade 9, Wauwatosa East -- Drawing and Illustration, “Sheltered Silence”
o Genna Koprowski – Grade 12, Wauwatosa East -- Painting, “drown.”; Painting, “summer.”
o William Mizer – Grade 12, Wauwatosa East -- Art Portfolio, “Cope”; Photography, “Francesa Woodman Reinvented”
o Vincent Scifo, Grade 12, Wauwatosa East -- Photography, “Like a Lady”
o Ellie Stephan – Grade 12, Wauwatosa East -- Art Portfolio, “The Rabbit and the Hound”; Sculpture, “Red Rabbit”; Sculpture, “Big Dog”; Printmaking, “Dog in the Big Chair”; Ceramics & Glass, “Grow up and Grow a Farm” * Best of Show nominee
o Kaitlin Turner -- Grade 11, Wauwatosa East -- Photography, “Psyched and Soulless”
o Sarah Oliver – Grade 11, Wauwatosa West -- Photography, “Howdy From New York”
o Henry Tyson – Grade 12, Wauwatosa West -- Ceramics & Glass, “Crackle”
o Mercedes VanLeer-Machicote – Grade 11, Wauwatosa West -- Photography, “The Jar”
o McKenna Fox – Grade 7, Longfellow Middle School -- Comic Art, “Hunting in the Garden”
View East High School award winners’ art here.
View West High School award winners' art here.
View Longfellow's award winners' art here.
To view the list of all regional Scholastic Art Awards winners, including other Wauwatosa School District students, click HERE. For additional information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards process, click HERE.