High School Art Exhibition
The Art + Design Program presents
27th Annual High School Art Exhibition
February 21 - March 9, 2018
Some of the issues we face today, such as natural disasters, school shootings, social and political divisions, hate speech and bullying, weigh heavily on the minds of high school students. Radical Empathy is a concept that seeks to better understand the feelings of others to affect positive change and build healthier, more compassionate communities. Radical Empathy asks us to fundamentally change our perspectives from judgmental to accepting. Radical Empathy requires that we try to imagine how another person feels and to understand and to reflect on our feelings and beliefs.
Our theme is rich with visual implications and we have seen some wonderful interpretations this year.
Best of Show - $1000 U of I CAA Scholarship and $150 Gift Certificate
Valerie Reyes, Eagle High School
First Place Winner - $150 Gift Certificate
Elizabeth Marek, Kellogg High School
Second Place Prize - $100 Gift Certificate
Kenna Torbeck , Coeur d’ Alene High School
Emily Romanowski, Coeur d’ Alene High School
Sabrina Moore, Fruitland High School
Hannah Hurst, Sandpoint High School
Third Place - $75 Gift Certificate
Rachel Newcomb, Eagle High School
Bryson Kamphues, Middleton High School
Heather Tobin - Bonners Ferry High School, Tymber Figueroa - Coeur d’ Alene High School, Katryn Murray - Filer High School, Sydney Maciosek - Kellogg High School, Tatem Thompson - Kootenai High School, Addy Harris-Novak - Lake City High School, Mercedes Villalobos - Lapwai High School, Cassia Whipple - McCall-Donnelly High School, Sydney Hurst - Middleton High School, Megan Smith - Middleton High School, Kayla Stenzel - Moscow High School, John Goade - Moscow High School, Rebecca Muse - Moscow High School, Ismael Vega Juárez - Mountain Home High School, Cicilee Knight - North Fremont High School, Cameron Olson - Orofino High School, Ashley Mundt - Post Falls High School, Sierra Chapma - Prairie High School, Alana Seifert - Sandpoint High School, Alana Baumgartner - Sandpoint High School, Isabel Salazar - Skyline High School, Katherine Wallace - Skyview High School, Brooklyne Weitzel - St Maries High School, Alexis Benner - Timberlake High School, Maggie Howard - Wallace High School
Thank you to all of the additional participating schools:
Buhl High School
Caldwell High School
Highland High School
Parma High School
Thank you to our judges:
Ali Carr-Chellman, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Greg Turner Rahman, Program Head of Art and Design
Jacob Oths, Art Education Student
Sarah Murff, MFA Graduate Student in Art and Design
About the Exhibition
The annual High School Art Exhibition provides an opportunity for Idaho high school students to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery setting and compete for awards. It increases the interaction between high school art teachers and the University of Idaho and also develops awareness among many Idaho communities of the talents of their high school artists and teachers.
The exhibition also offers U of I students an opportunity to be engaged in all aspects of hosting a real world juried art competition. Art and design and art education students are directly involved in choosing an exhibition theme, designing and mailing promotional materials, and cataloging and displaying artwork in the gallery. They also jury the student work for awards and help with an awards reception.
U of I students are able to develop their communication and critical thinking skills when planning the exhibition and undertaking the difficult task of judging the quality of the work for awards. They are also able to reflect on their own creative work and education when they see how the high school students interpret the theme and express themselves.