Young Artist Show begins March 7

Beautiful Day by Tony Ha of Huntley High School will be on display at RAM's 69th Young Artist Show.

From press release

Rockford Art Museum’s (RAM) 69th Young Artist Show begins Sunday, March 7, with a free, public opening and awards presentation of its High School Division, an annual juried competition that features exceptional artwork by students from schools within 50 miles of the museum. The exhibition remains on display in the Anderson Gallery through April 3.

Twenty-one schools submitted 850 pieces of artwork for consideration by this year’s jurors, who chose 137 pieces, representing 108 students from 16 high schools, for inclusion and awards in the 2010 exhibition. Jurors do not know the artist’s name, grade level, or school affiliation when they make their selections.

Awards will be announced at 2 p.m. during the public opening March 7.

Jurors were Drea Howenstein, associate professor and chairman of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Andrew Liccardo, assistant professor, School of Art, Northern Illinois University.

Rockford Art Museum is at 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Call the museum at (815) 968-2787 or visit for more information.

Following is a full list of artists, broken down by school:

Rockford Auburn High School: Jenifer Nguyen, senior; Jesus Santa Cruz, junior; Josiah Scholten, junior; Aaron Tracey, senior; Andrea Ware, senior; and Maddie Witt, junior.

Belvidere North High School: Keith Aker, senior, and Kim Kline, senior.

Beautiful Suffering by Alex Borowski of Jefferson High School

Rockford Boylan Catholic High School:

Leah Budde, junior; Shaina Droessler, senior; Jennifer Falzone, junior; Alec Filak, junior; Ellen Herkert, senior; Stephanie Jacques, senior; Mike Leaf, senior; Erin Miller, junior; Anna Rinaldo, sophomore; Elizabeth Schaer, junior; Katy Spinker, senior; and Claire Strominger, sophomore. 

Rockford Christian Life High School: Brianna Cox, sophomore; Daniel Coy, freshman; and Hasung Kim, senior.

Rockford East High School: Juana Hernandez, senior; Ashley Johnson, senior; Chris Klimont, senior; Staci Olson, senior; Audrey Pearson, senior; Trey Russell, senior; and Starr Thammavong, junior. 

Eastland High School: Karoline Kniss, senior; Ashley Larak, junior; Stephanie Lee, senior; Jenna Mathew, senior; Morgan Moll, junior; Scott Olson, senior; Heather Strong, junior; Emily VanDeburgh, sophomore; and Jordan Weaver, junior. 

Freeport High School: Karlene Drake, junior.

Rockford Guilford High School: Jaime Balke, senior; Jennifer Blomgren, junior; Lauren Combs, senior; Emily Cascio, senior; Lauren Delaney, senior; Rodrigo Dominguez, junior; Josiah Goodin, senior; Sara Hallstein, freshman; Sarah Locklund, senior; Patrick Outlow, senior; Lily Pocs, senior; Jesús Rincon, junior; Maria Saether, senior; Nhung Son, senior; and Tanja Valentic, senior.

Machesney Park Harlem High School: Carolyn Dupree, junior; Joe Kulpa, freshman; and Chelsea Ross, junior.

Hinckley-Big Rock High School: Max Komes, sophomore, and Timothy Owen, senior.

Rockton Hononegah High School: Emily Haasch, senior, and Carolyn Prescott, senior.

Huntley High School: Sana Abrar, senior; Amelia DeJong, senior; Michael De La Paz, senior; Joe de Luca, junior; Brian Dinh, senior; Kemdi Egekeze, junior; Blanca Gomez, sophomore; Tony Ha, senior; Tabitha Hein, sophomore; Ploy Limprasurtsak, senior; Jennelle Nystrom, senior; Allison Oliver, sophomore; and Madison Welch, junior.

Nap Time by Arnold Syphommarath, Jefferson High School

Rockford Jefferson High School:

Kristen Abbott, senior; Alex Borowski, senior; Jaymee Fedor, junior; Jacob Gorsuch, senior; Ryan Hamilton, junior; David Hanthaley, senior; Threassance Imudia, junior; Aaron Ivy, sophomore; Clay Janicke, junior; Evan Jarzynski, senior; Amy Kuhn, junior; Andres Medina, senior; Colton Nickel, senior; Randi Reis, junior; Phillip Rodriguez, sophomore; Constantino Ruiz, senior; Ethan Sandoval, senior; Jenna Scheidt, junior; Arnold Syphommarath, senior; Kaylee Taylor, senior; Yuliana Torres, sophomore; Samantha Waffle, senior; and Tyler White, senior.

Rockford Lutheran High School: Allie Krebs, senior, and Jenna Schneider, senior.

Rockford Roosevelt Alternative High School: Zachary Beets, senior; Dillyn Daily, junior; Charvez Hansel, junior; Tierra Hansel, freshman; Annmarie Haws, junior; and Bianca Lopez, junior.

Winnebago High School: Colin Eash, senior, and Erik Walker, junior.

From the Mar. 3-9, 2010 issue

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