Virtual Juried High School Student Art and Creative Writing Exhibition

Virtual Juried High School Student Art and Creative Writing Exhibition

Welcome to the Kishwaukee College Virtual Juried High School Student Art and Creative Writing Exhibition. This event allows district high school student artists and creative writers to build their exhibition resumé by displaying their original artwork in an online professional gallery setting. They also have the opportunity to earn prizes and learn more about pursuing a college education in art or creative writing.

The visual art submissions are now viewable in our virtual art gallery, linked below. The exhibition has been juried by Kishwaukee College art faculty. Creative Writing submissions in prose and poetry were juried by members of the Kishwaukee College English faculty.

Please take a few minutes to wander (virtually) through the gallery and enjoy these works of young local artists. Kishwaukee College thanks the teachers and administrators of the district high schools who encouraged their students and supported this exhibition. The exhibit will remain accessible for your enjoyment even after the end of the exhibition period.

View the Art Steps Virtual Gallery of Student Works

Virtual Art Awards

Best In Show: Nuestra Cena de Nochebuena by Marlen Hueramo Rochelle Township HS

1st Place Drawings in Black & White: Treat People with Kindness by A G, DeKalb HS
2nd Place Drawings in Black & White: Fine by Kiley Frankenberry, Rochelle Township HS
3rd Place Drawings in Black & White: Clinophobia by Azeneth Milan, Rochelle Township HS
Honorable Mention: Succeed by Sneh Patel, DeKalb HS

1st Place Drawings in Color: Sassy by Leslie Rodriguez, Rochelle Township HS
2nd Place Drawings in Color: Confusion Driven Fear by Autumn Tomlinson, Sycamore HS
3rd Place Drawings in Color: Sour Gummy Worms by Mallory Larson, Sycamore HS
Honorable Mention: DomVi by Citlalli Alatorre, DeKalb HS

1st Place Painting: Reaching Goals by Mira Ryu, Sycamore HS
2nd Place Painting:
. . . To Freedom, From Chains . . . by Chrissie Fischer, Hiawatha HS
3rd Place Painting:
Ball and Chain by Addison Brooks, Indian Creek HS
Honorable Mention: Shattered by Al Belick, DeKalb HS
Honorable Mention:
Wave on the Horizon by Riley Sessler, Indian Creek HS
Honorable Mention: Lyrical Lemonade by Kalab, Indian Creek HS

1st Place Photograph: Dream Car by Aidan Camacho, DeKalb HS
2nd Place Photograph:
The Beauty of the Flowers by Yesenia Montoya, DeKalb HS
3rd Place Photograph:
Time Runs On by Nicole Skrzypek, Dekalb HS
Honorable Mention: Between Shadows by Belen, DeKalb HS
Honorable Mention: Rough Covid-19 Smile by Christopher Alatorre, DeKalb HS

1st Place Digital & Mixed Media: Silenced by Mira Ryu, Sycamore HS
2nd Place Digital & Mixed Media:
Removing the Mask by Emily Ward, Rochelle Township HS
3rd Place Digital & Mixed Media:
Found Object Collage by Al Belick, DeKalb HS
Honorable Mention: Statue by Kara, Rochelle Township HS

1st Place Dimensional: Where the Story Ends by Marlie Hampton, Hiawatha HS

*Artist’s names are listed as requested.

Creative Writing Awards

1st Place Poetry: Mother by Lillian Marbutt, Hiawatha HS
2nd Place Poetry: Chambers of Cluttered Confusion by Allyssa Peterson, Indian Creek HS
1st Place Prose: A Weak Bond by Kyle Brechon, Oregon HS
2nd Place Prose: Picking Up Purpose by Mackenzie Brodkowicz, Oregon HS

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