The third annual Juried Exhibition for High School Art + Design Students is now on view, showcasing the artistic strengths and creative potential of high school students across the Midwest region. The virtual exhibition is hosted by Missouri State’s Department of Art + Design as a way to recognize the work of high school students and provide students a platform to share their work through a college venue.
This year’s entries were juried by Instructor Megan Frauenhoffer, Associate Professor Colby Jennings, and Assistant Professor Jina Seo. From over 400 artwork submissions, jurors chose three top-prize winners, selected Merit Award honorees, and also recognized entries with a group of Honorable Mention awards.
Winning entries for first, second, and third place receive award certificates and scholarship prizes that can be applied toward tuition in the Missouri State Department of Art + Design. Scholarship awards range from $1,500-$5,000 thanks to generous donations to the Department of Art + Design. This year, Mary Boehm of Glendale High School was awarded first place, Jackson Politte of Kirkwood High School was awarded second place, and Will Brown of Lee’s Summit West High School was awarded third place in the exhibition.
Students interested in entering next year’s juried exhibition can submit entries beginning October 2, 2023. The entry deadline is October 27, 2023, and the 2024 exhibition opens June 3, 2024. For the full exhibition prospectus and details on how to enter, email Department Head Vonda Yarberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a complete list of student participants and honorees.
The following students were awarded Merit Awards, which honor artwork that displays strong foundational skills and recognize overall emerging talent:
Savannah Armado, Veronica Babcock, Axl Bachman, Maddie Bailey, Mary Boehm, Mackenzie Borland, Ella Breshears, Will Brown, Allie Butler, Chloe Chapman, G Clark, Ella Dunklee, Amish Durham, Gabby Glamkowski, Emily Goeglein, Soni Gonzalez, Megan Gorman, John Giuriba, Lily Hatch, Teagan Hertig, Caitlin Hill, Gwen King, Isabella Lombardo, Keegan Meister, Samantha Myers, Hanna Naeger, Abby Nguyen, Robin Nichols, Quincy Payne, Natalie Peacock, Naomi Rendell, Allyson Roberson, Inayah Rodgers, Oliver Ryberg, Alexis Spurlin, and Arie Taylor.
Because this is a juried exhibition, the selection process is competitive and not all entries are selected. Artwork by 123 area high school students was selected for this year’s exhibition. The following students have their work on view in the exhibition:
Savannah Armado, Halle Andrews, Ella Anthony, Veronica Babcock, Axl Bachmann, Maddie Bailey, Elliott Barclay, Haley Bartlett, Blue Bartsoff, Katharina Baumgartner, Avery Bilyeu, Mary Boehm, Mackenzie Borland, Ella Breshears, Grace Briner, Courtney Brosi, Will Brown, Kylie Brunkhorst, Alli Butler, Jackson Byrd, Avery Chambers, Chloe Chapman, G Clark, Jacob Clemente, Jenna Collier, Kennedy Cramer, Anthony Cruz, Adison Drecktrah, Ella Dunklee, Amiah Durham, Abigail Duryea, Dakota Faucett, Madison Flores, Morgan Flynn, Cora Fuller, Maia Gaddis, Jailynn (J) Geist, Gabby Glamkowski, Emily Goeglein, Soni Gonzalez, Megan Gorman, Keira Green, John Guiriba, Lily Hatch, Rylee Hennegin, Isabel Heredia, Teagan Hertig, Camryn Higer, Caitlin Hill, Myren Hoffman, Taichi Hogg, sydney hudson, Lily Huffman, Mackenna Hughes, Dominick Jalloul, Londyn Jones, Jenabelle Justice, Gwen King, Emma Kleyh, Eleisa Korte, Makenzie Kurre, Lauren Kyanka, Sammi Layton, Emily Lehman, Will Limbaugh, Isabella Lombardo, Marshall Malone, Laira Marshall, Cate Marshall, Macie Martin, Cordelia Matulewic, Gwen May, Stormy McCabe, monique megee, Keegan Meister, Kaitlynn Miller, Kara Miller, Gracie Mills, Jesse Moore Samantha Myers, Hanna Naeger, Abby Nguyen, Robin Nichols, Quincy Payne, Natalie Peacock, Jackson Politte, Miranda Ponder, Taylor Purcell, Isabella (Eli) Ralls, zakorie ransom, Naomi Rendell, Valerie Reynolds, Lexi Rigsby, Ace Roach, allyson roberson, Sierra Roberson, Inayah Rodgers, Oliver Ryberg, Rem Saif, Noah Schmitz, Ai Schussler, Abbie Seibert, Makayla Sensenig, Lee Skyla, Alexis Spurlin, Sophia Steele, Katelyn Strange, Hunter Strevel, Jackie Tanner, Arie Taylor, izzy Thomson, Brianna Thurmon, Abby Tolbert, Will Tyrrell, Mady Van Ness, Max VanAlstine, Jay Vo, Parker Washam, Brynna Wehner, Kaylee West, Malley Whitt, Brooke Wilson, and Olivia Wisdom.
The 2023 Juried Exhibition for Art + Design Students can be accessed under the “virtual programming” link on the University Galleries webpage. For questions or inquiries about the exhibition, contact Jodi McCoy at JMcCoy@missouristate.edu or Dr. Steve Willis at SteveWillis@MissouriState.edu.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.