High School Visual Arts Contest

WBCA’s 2020 High School Visual Arts Contest will be shown virtually. Click this link or scroll down for the gallery of 100 2D & 3D selected works, representing six regional high schools. New this year, WBCA worked with the students to include artist statements alongside professionally edited images. 

2020 High School Visual Arts Contest

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"Geometric Childhood," Bailey Leis

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"Geometric Childhood," Bailey Leis; Oil Pastel. Bailey Leis is a senior at White Bear Lake High School South Campus. She enjoys reading, painting, listening to music, and photography. Her love of art was introduced by her great-grandfather Robert Mandell (1920-2017), who was an artist throughout his long life. Bailey prefers oil and gouache paint, though she is partial to charcoal for sketching. This upcoming autumn, Bailey will be studying English Literature and History at university in Europe. Her family has always encouraged her to follow her passions and she dedicates this piece to them.

The High School Visual Arts Contest is an annual juried exhibition hosted by White Bear Center for the Arts. This exhibit features art submitted by students from 6 area high schools and also includes homeschooled students. This is a great opportunity for students to build their portfolio and display their work in a professional setting!

The exhibition accepts a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, fiber, pottery, photography, and sculpture. A panel of judges are selected who are knowledgeable in their mediums.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Judge’s Choice:

Jessica Brosvik-   Help, Renee Williams

Dan Gray- Glazed Vase, Samuel Nitardy

Scott Hochhalter- In Between Worlds, Trevor Schultz

Honorable Mention:

Gambler’s Luck, Tyler Schwappach

Elegant Pitcher, Isaac Honebrink

Tricycle, Ly Fastner

Awards of Merit:

Headless, Lily Vanderwood

Negative Connection, Owen Nelson

Reclaim, Helen Nelson

Awards of Excellence:

Big Boy, Ella Koltun

Embryonic Development – In the Year 3000, Michael Finch

Gallery Director’s Award:

Ba Ngoai, Heidi Trinh

Best in Show:

One of Many, Madeline Koltun

Applications are closed for 2020.
Click here for 2020’s submission guidelines and more information.
Click here for 2020’s submission form.

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