2016 High School Area Show & Congressional Art Competition

March 25 - May 4, 2016

This annual juried exhibition welcomed more than 300 entries by artists 18 years or younger, in grades 9-12, from Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.

Juror for the show was artist Ginger Owen, Professor of Art at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art. She chose 84 works to exhibit, by 75 artists, along with the juror's awards and honorable mentions. Representatives from each art school selected their respective scholarship winners.

More than $300,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded.

For the third year, the KIA partnered with Congressman Fred Upton to select the 6th District winner of the Congressional Art Competition. Madeline Peterson, 16, of Portage Northern High School, will see her work hang in the U.S. Capitol, and enjoy a trip to Washington, D.C., for a reception. Last year's winner was Henderson Castle, by Grady Hively. See Michigan's winners here.

Prizes and Awards

Juror's Awards, $100 cash:
Seth Burpee, Three Rivers High School
Jack Gebben, Parchment High School
Taylor Hendrix, Stevensville Lakeshore High School
Marielle Lentz, Portage Central High School
Natalie Nelson, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School
Emily Roth, Saint Joseph High School

Juror's Honorable Mentions
Jaymie Daniel T. Gapayao, Vicksburg High School
Madeline Peterson, Portage Northern High School
Abigail Russell, Gull Lake Partnership
Robby Worden II, KRESA Education for the Arts, Comstock High School
Scholarship Award Winners
Representatives from each school selected their respective scholarship winners

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Representatives from each school selected their respective scholarship winners

Cleveland Institute of Art awarded a pre-college summer program scholarship, valued at $500, to:
Charvi Chhatwal, Saint Joseph High School

Cleveland Institute of Art awarded scholarships (value $40,000) to:
Elise Blakely, KIA/Gull Lake High School
Madeline Peterson, Portage Northern High School

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, awarded Portfolio Camp scholarships ($1,000 value) to:
Charvi Chhatwal, Saint Joseph High School
Anna Fischer, Saint Joseph High School
Hannah Lane-Davies, KRESA Education for the Arts
Fred Ouding, Comstock High School
Madeline Peterson, Portage Northern High School
Emily Roth, Saint Joseph High School
Emily Salman, Paw Paw High School
Sierra Waddle, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, awarded scholarships (total value $175,000+) to:
Paige Bailey, Paw Paw High School
Charlie Beam, Saint Joseph High School
Jack Gebben, Parchment High School
Taylor Hendrix, Stevensville Lakeshore High School
Grace Komah, Stevensville Lakeshore High School
Luis Morales, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School
Sadie Peterson, Vicksburg High School
Rachael Saunders, Plainwell High School

Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, awarded scholarships (value $108,000) to:
Paige Bailey, Paw Paw High School
Elise Blakely, KRESA Education for the Arts & Gull Lake High School
Seth Burpee, Three Rivers High School
Anna Fischer, Saint Joseph High School
Anthony Fund, Three Rivers High School
Jaymie Daniel T. Gapayao, Vicksburg High School
Hannah Lane-Davies, KRESA Education for the Arts
Natalie Nelson, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School
Fred Ouding, Comstock High School
Madeline Peterson, Portage Northern High School
Emily Salman, Paw Paw High School
Robby Worden II, KRESA Education for the Arts & Comstock High School
Liberty Wesel, KIA Kirk Newman Art School

Kirk Newman Art School at the KIA awarded summer term scholarships to:
Josephine Anderson, Kalamazoo Central High School
Maddie McAllister, Portage Central High School
Emily Salman, Paw Paw High School
Robby Worden II, KRESA Education for the Arts & Comstock High School
Olivia Wynkoop, Portage Northern High School



2016 Juror's Award Winners


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