Thirteen visual art students from Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South High Schools were recently recognized with awards at the William Fremd High School 4x5 ArtShow. “The show at Fremd is a unique opportunity for our students,” said North High Fine Arts Chairperson Brayer Teague. “Every piece of art submitted for juried exhibition must conform to the exact dimensions of four inches by five inches. In some ways it constrains the artist, yet it also forces students to think very imaginatively about how they can best utilize the space available.”
South High Fine Arts Chairperson Glenn Williams reflected on the recent successes of District 99 visual art students. “The awards garnered by students in our school district continue to show a commitment to artistic excellence. We are very proud of these students, and their teachers who serve as exceptional creative mentors.”
This regional exhibit will display artwork from students of thirty-three high schools from the Chicago area. There approximately 1,000 pieces created in the categories of drawing, painting, digital photography, film photography, relief, sculpture, computer generated imagery, printmaking and mixed media. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at Wiliam Fremd High School on Wednesday, May 2nd, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Winning the coveted ‘Best of Show’ honor – presented to only one student of the nearly one-thousand participants – was DGN senior Siga Kisielius (North-Sculpture).
A ‘1st Place’ award went to Rebecca Ridderoff (North-Drawing).
Capturing ‘2nd Place’ awards were Autumn Moberg (North-3D), Kenzie Niestrom (North-Relief) and Madeline Snyder (South-Drawing).
‘3rd Place’ honors were awarded to Chris Behnke (South-Relief).
‘Honorable Mention’ recognitions went to Bridget Bicek (South-Digital Photography), Kevin Brinkman (North-3D), Jessica Bronke (South-3D), Emma Brzezinski (North-3D), Jack McGrath (North-Drawing), Ansley McLeod (North-Painting), Autumn Moberg (North-Relief) and Bibi Tambik (South-Digital Photography).