Local Student Art Work Featured In Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition

Artwork Highlighted For 2012 Scholastic Art Awards From Feb. 4-March 4.

Nearly two dozen Students were recognized in the regional section of The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program. The program is conducted nationally by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc., and is the major competition for student in grades 7-12.

This exhibition includes works in 17 media categories selected from 1497 entries by a jury of 23 artists, educators and other art professionals. A total of 388 outstanding works by Wisconsin students grades 7-12 comprise the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin annual exhibition, one of over 70 art regional exhibitions held across the country.

The exhibition is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum February 4 - March 4, 2012. Gold and Silver Key winning artworks are exhibited in the Schroeder West Galleria & Pieper Education Gallery. Students from 88 schools throughout the state entered this competition; works by students from 85 schools are recipients of an award.

Scholastic participants from Nicolet High School were: Amanda Almarshoud, Peri Beer, Andrew Benson, Kira Broadnax, Jenna Burke, Kellen Carey, Gwen Davis, DeVante’ Coleman, Robert Dietz, Kindia duPlessis, Adrienne Evans, Michael Goldstein, Avi Greenspan, Sophie Gutterman, Rachel Halstrom, Barderies Hampton, Jeni Hansen, Elyce Heffez, Akili James, Molly Kazan, Sally Klein, Natalie Muenster, Sarah Murphy, Leo Purman, Laura Shires, Megan Simon, Jaylie Smith, Laurel Stewart, Laine Tomesch, Carrie Trebian, Chara Yu

Honorable Mentions given to: Senior Amanda Almarshoud for the Drawing: “Rosco”. Junior Gwen Davis for the painting: “Hamster”. Freshman Robert Deitz for the Jewelry: “Pendant #1”. Senior Kindia duPlessis for the drawing: “Afternoons”. Junior Miriam Kleynerman for the photography: “Reflections”. Junior Laine Tomesch for the drawing: “Spoons”.

Silver Key recipients: Senior Jenna Burke for the Photography “Paperweight”. Sophomore Bryce Kramer for the photography “Untitled”. Sophomore Natalie Muenster for the drawing: “Drawing of Gallery Display Cases”. Sophomore Laura Shires for the drawing of Hands and Feet “Mani-Pedi”. Senior Megan Simon for the sculpture: “Henna Illuminated”.

Gold Key recipients: Senior Andrew Benson for the Digital “Tri –Tech”. Senior Andrew Benson for the Digital “Tech”. Senior Michael Goldstein for the photography “Veins” and “Halo”. Senior Tyler Mayer for the Photography “Planes”. Senior Leo Purman for the photography “Daybreak”.

Gold Key Portfolios: Kindia duPlessis, Michael Goldstein and Leo Purman.

The 270 regional Gold Key-winning artworks will advance to The National Scholastic
Art Awards competition along with those from other regional competitions across the
U.S.A. 35 portfolios by senior were also awarded Gold Keys and will go on to compete for
scholarships at the national level. The National Awards Ceremony will be held at Carnegie
Hall in NYC in late May.

The competition and exhibit is sponsored by The Milwaukee Art Museum, The
Marc and Karen Flesch Memorial Fund, James Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Raymond
and Susan Kehm, The Milwaukee Art Museum Docents, James and Carol Wiensch and an
anonymous donor.


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