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High School Student Artists Recognized

High school student artists from around the region were recognized earlier this month at a reception in honor of the High School Invitational, a dynamic exhibit currently on display at Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

The exhibit, on display during the month of January, features more than 40 student-artists on a wide range of media including digital photography, painting, printmaking and ceramics.The exhibition was juried by members of the Augustana Art Department.

Student award winners were:

Grand Prize: pro artis scholarships ($2,000 each):

  • Xuyen Nguyen
    12th grade, Roosevelt High School
    Teacher:  Lisa Dresch
    "Contemplate," mixed media, November 2013
     
  • Breanne Kline
    12th grade, Brandon Valley High School
    Teacher:  Chad Nelson
    "Nature’s Fury," mezzotint, May 2013
     
  • Harun Hadzimujic
    12th grade, Roosevelt High School
    Teacher: Lisa Dresch
    "Anglar Fish," bleach & charcoal on black paper, October 2013

First Prize:  $100 art materials gift certificate:

  • Alana Callahan
    10th grade, Brandon Valley High School
    Teacher:  Chad Nelson
    "Captive Lights May Fade," pen and ink, December 2013

Second Prize:  $75 art materials gift certificate:

  • Nicole Mashek
    10th grade (when created), Washington High School
    Teacher: Geneva Costa
    "Forgotten," acrylic, May 2013
     
  • Alexa Kruse
    12th grade, Brandon Valley High School
    Teacher:  Chad Nelson
    "Reaching Beyond the Grasp," watercolor, pen & ink, acrylic pen, October 2013

Third Prize:  $50 art materials gift certificate:

  • Zach North
    12th grade, Lincoln High School
    Teacher:  Sarah Winterscheidt
    "Three," charcoal, chalk & Photoshop, November 2013
     
  • Riley Hoben
    12th grade, Lincoln High School
    Teacher:  Travis Hinton
    "Put Your Heads Together," stoneware, December 2013
     
  • Seliz Kaya
    12th grade, O’Gorman High School
    Teacher:  Patrick Frankman
    "Out of Reach," photography, November 2013

Honorable Mentions:

  • Emily Groth
    11th grade, O’Gorman High School
    Teacher:  Gary Siska
    "Vibe," acrylic, December 2013
     
  • Jaydon Ysbrand
    12th grade, Roosevelt High School
    Teacher: Jaime Giger
    "Hidden Beauty," acrylic paint on hijab cloth, 2013
     
  • Mariah Halverson
    Lennox High School
    Teacher: Emily Maras
    "Op Art," acrylic on wood, 2013
     
  • Whitney Berens
    11th grade, Lincoln High School
    Teacher:  Sarah Winterscheidt
    "A Million Pieces of Sunshine," digital photography, November 2013

artwork by Xuyen Nguyenartwork by Breanne Kline

artwork by Harun Hadzimujic

Artwork by pro artis scholarship recipients. Top, from left to right: "Contemplate," by Xuyen Nguyen and "Nature's Fury," by Breanne Kline. Bottom: "Anglar Fish," by Harun Hadzimujic.