2018 High School Area Show and Congressional Art Competition

May 18-June 10, 2018

Scholarship Winners Announced


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Now in it's 36th year, the High School Area Show opened Thursday, May 17, at the reception and awards ceremony.

Seven college and university programs, and the KIA's Kirk Newman Art School, offered nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards to selected students based on their work. New to the exhibition this is year was the Mayor's Prize. Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell chose eight works that will be on view at Kalamazoo City Hall for three months after the High School Area Show closes.

As before, the KIA partnered with the 6th Congressional District Congressional Art Competition to select a representative whose work will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Ranya Liu, of Portage Central High School, won that honor for her watercolor Butterfly and Flower. Ms. Liu will also receive a trip to Washington, DC.

Juror for the show was Karina Galvan Moore, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, who noted the difficulty of choosing 100 works from so many submissions.

"I want to congratulate all students who made the effort to submit their work--KEEP MAKING!," she said. "I was thrilled to see the wide range of media explored, and the strength of the works, and in the end, I chose works that demonstrated curiosity and experimentation of media, ideas, and techniques, taking into consideration risk-taking, technical skill, and aesthetics."

Curating the show was Curator of Education Michelle Stempien, who notes the importance of the high school educators who nurture these young artists.

"We have to send a big thank you to the art and design teachers for their commitment to their students. We know that this exhibition is a continuing success because of those whose robust art programs teach the skills and dedication needed to study and practice art-making."

The exhibition is sponsored by AVB and Borgess/Ascension, and continues through June 10.

For questions about the High School Area Show, contact: Michelle Stempien at michelles@kiarts.org

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART
Recognition Scholarship

Harleigh Besaw, Edwardsburg High School
Alexandria Courtney, Loy Norrix High School
Grant Emenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Emma Neuser, Saint Joseph High School
Pre-College Summer Program Scholarship
Sydney Libbing, KIA Kirk Newman Art School
Ranya Liu, Portage Central High School
Amanda Miller, Vicksburg High School

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND
Fine Arts Merit Scholarships

Parker Johnson, Saint Joseph High School
Kearri Myrick, Lakeshore High School

KENDALL COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN of Ferris State University
KCAD Gifts

Bella Salters, Allegan High School
Marissa Florinchi, Van Buren Technology Center
Leo Rosales, Edwardsburg High School
KCAD Scholarships
Glenna Aldag, Loy Norrix High School
Penelope Brewer, Portage Central High School
Kayla Farrow, Watervliet High School
Steph Gonser, Portage Central High School
Meghan Hanichen, Vicksburg High School
Stephanie Hoffius, Wayland Union High School
Kane Hoffman, Saint Joseph High School
Parker Johnson, Saint Joseph High School
Emily Roth, Saint Joseph High School

KIA KIRK NEWMAN ART SCHOOL
Scholarship Award

Katlynn Cole, Vicksburg High School
Stephanie Hoffius, Wayland Union High School
Amanda Miller, Vicksburg High School
Katie Shantz, Loy Norrix High School
Amanda Valente, Portage Central High School

MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN
Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipients

Amelia Hansen, Portage Northern High School
Haley Rich, Saint Joseph High School
Admissions Scholarship
Grant Emenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Emma Neuser, Saint Joseph High School
Katie Shantz, Loy Norrix High School
Emma Southard, Lakeshore High School
Tara Sullivan, Portage Central High School

OLIVET COLLEGE
Visual Arts Scholarship

Riley Beckwith, Centreville High School
Penelope Brewer, Portage Central High School
Grant Emmenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Kayla Farrow, Watervliet High School
Tyler Pennington, Watervliet High School
Tara Sullivan, Portage Central High School
Andie Ziemkowski, Portage Northern High School

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Gwen Frostic School of Art Scholarship

Anna DeVries, Lakeshore High School
Kane Hoffman, Saint Joseph High School
Parker Johnson, Saint Joseph High School
Lauren Michelli, Kalamazoo Central High School
Kearri Myrick, Lakeshore High School
Haley Rich, Saint Joseph High School
Sheridan Wood, Plainwell High School

STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, at University of Michigan
Pre-College Scholarship

Grant Emenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Creative Work Scholarship
Amelia Hansen, Portage Northern High School

Juror's Award
Andrew Barkman, Kalamazoo Central High School
Grant Emenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Samuel Gonzales, Loy Norrix High School
Kane Hoffman, Saint Joseph High School
Haley Rich, Saint Joseph High School

Juror's Honorable Mention
Alexandria Courtney, Loy Norrix High School
Christine Dugas, KIA Kirk Newman Art School
Kayla Farrow, Watervliet High School
Evelyn Faust, Saint Joseph High School
Parker Johnson, Saint Joseph High School
Sydney Libbing, KIA Kirk Newman Art School

KIA DIRECTOR'S AWARDS
Merit Award

Steph Gonser, Portage Central High School
Andrea Ziemkowski, Portage Northern High School

MAYOR'S PRIZE
Jenna Audette, Kalamazoo Central High School
Mariah Avery, Loy Norrix High School
Kendra Eaton, Loy Norrix High School
Grant Emenheiser, Loy Norrix High School
Samuel Gonzales, Loy Norrix High School
Hunter Johnson, Kalamazoo Central High School
Jessalyn Kline, Kalamazoo Central High School
Katie Shantz, Loy Norrix High School

6th District Congressional Art Competition Winner
Ranya Liu, Portage Central High School, Butterfly and Flower, Chinese watercolor, rice paper, ink