Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Scholastic Art Awards Opening

Student artists from Downers Grove North High School received regional visual art recognition through The 2007 Scholastic Art Awards. In all, North High visual artists garnered 94 awards in the juried exhibition.
Now in its 84th year, the Scholastic Art Awards is a national competition devoted to recognizing outstanding art and writing created by middle school and high school students. It is the most prestigious visual art competition in the nation.

The 2007 regional show, sponsored by the Elmhurst Art Museum, received 1,800 entries from 22 local high schools. “The Elmhurst Art Museum has been a tremendous partner to our schools in the effort to showcase this outstanding student artwork,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chairperson at North High School. “We are so pleased that our visual art students have this opportunity to exhibit their work and be recognized in such a meaningful way.”

The regional show opened on Sunday, February 4, 2007 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum and runs through February 16, 2007. For information on museum times and directions, please go to

At the close of the show, all individual Gold Key and Gold Key Portfolio winners will have their work shipped to New York City for the national adjudication, in which thousands of works from across the United States will be vying for a select number of awards.