Osseo Senior High’s Visual Arts students performed well at the 2019 Minnesota Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Demonstrating talent in the areas of ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and jewelry, OSH students earned a total of 34 awards competing against 3,746 art entries from schools across the state.
Awarded artwork will be on display at the University of Minnesota in the Regis West Gallery from Feb. 5 to 23. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday if people would like to check it out.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. “Robbie” Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates and many others.
The following OSH students were awarded in the following categories:
Gold Key Awards
Photography — Maegan Lenertz
Ceramics — Jack White, Daman Lingasin and Maddie Gilbertson
Silver Key Awards
Digital Art — Tatum Sherner
Photography — Sydney Masteller and Ava Thompson
Comic Art — Mykala Ericksen
Ceramics — Hannah Carmon (three times), Jack White, Stephanie Torres, Anna Corona and Kendall Potratz
Ceramics — Jack White (two times), Hannah Carmon (three times), Daman Lingasin (four times), Lindy Oujiri, Jordan Glenn, Michael Gorman, Griffin Geraghty and Kendall Potratz
Painting — Theelee Vang
Photography — Sydney Masteller
Drawing — Kelly Xiong and Mykala Ericksen