Scholastic Art Awards
Wayzata High School students have won 76 awards in the 2017 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, the longest-running, most prestigious national art competition.
The awards are broken into three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention. Over 4,000 submissions were submitted this year with students at Wayzata High School winning 20 Gold Keys,16 Silver Keys and 40 Honorable Mentions.
Gold Key: John Bernhardt (design), Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Jasmine Brewer (design), Frank Fetrow (design), Maddie Francis (design), Emily Fricke (drawing), Grace Julian (ceramics), Kass Mossefin (animation), Maria Palomino Espinosa (drawing portfolio), Maria Palomino Espinosa (drawing), Natalia Poteryakhin (comic), Natalia Poteryakhin * (digital art), Claire Reid (drawing), Claire Reid (drawing), Claire Reid (animation), Olivia Roberts (sculpture), Katarina Testerman (drawing), Rachel Theiste (drawing), Madelyn Wood (drawing) and Chris Zarriello (digital art)
Silver Key: Evelyn Birnbaum (painting), Jasmine Brewer (animation), Jasmine Brewer (design), Tatiana Gostomski (ceramics), Yilan Gu (photography), Brooks Hanson (ceramics), Maddi Heidelberg (photography), Katie Hoy (photography), Lauren Leaseburg (sculpture), Avery Paulsen (ceramics), Claire Reid (design), Claire Reid (drawing), Rachel Saunders (ceramics), Rachel Saunders (ceramics) and Madelyn Wood (drawing)
Honorable Mentions: Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Anna Brew (ceramics), Anna Brew (ceramics), Kalie Debelak (drawing), Laurier Dubeau (drawing), Brianne Edgar (drawing), Brianne Edgar (drawing), Anastasia Friesen (ceramics), Nathan Hall (jewelry), Nathan Hall (wire sculpture), Samantha Haux (drawing), Carly Imgrund (design), Anna Ingemann (painting), Anna Ingemann (painting), Madi Johnson (digital art), Madi Johnson (digital art), Grace Julian (ceramics), Nicole Krentz (drawing), Jenna Larson (photography), Purvaja Marella (drawing), Murphy McKee (sculpture), McKenzie Murray (drawing), Maria Palomino Espinosa (design), Sara Pauly (design), Sara Pauly (photography), Hannah Polzin (ceramics), Julianna Prohofsky (ceramics), Ali-Reza Rizwani (ceramics), Rachel Saunders (ceramics), Jin Savageau (drawing), Elizabeth Simon (photography), Jane Speier (ceramics), Jane Speier (ceramics), Sydney Stern (design), Sydney Stern (digital art), John Taylor (sculpture), Sophia Urban (ceramics), Holly Weatherson (design), Madelyn Wood (drawing) and Zoie Zimmerman (digital art/photography)
* Natalia Poteryakhin also received a $3,500 scholarship for the Minnesota College of Art and Design.
Gold Key award-winning work is automatically entered into the National Awards competition in New York. National awards will be presented at Carnegie Hall in May.
The Scholastic Art Awards are designed to foster creative expression by secondary students and to recognize and encourage achievement in the creative arts by offering visibility and scholarships. The awards represent work from a broad range of art disciplines including animation, drawing, design, digital art, painting, crafts, sculpture and photography.
The exhibition of student artwork was on display at the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota campus and students received their awards at a ceremony held at the Weisman Art Museum on Saturday, February 18. The award-winning works are currently on display in Wayzata High Schools' Fine Arts display case in the D-Wing of the building.