RAM opens 75th Young Artist Show

Staff Report

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) will host its 75th Young Artist Show: High School Division, kicking off with a free, public opening and awards ceremony this Sunday, 1–3 p.m., at RAM 711 N. Main St.

Jake Rotta, Auburn CAPA, "Pre-Game Warm-Up"
Jake Rotta, Auburn CAPA, “Pre-Game Warm-Up”

Teachers at 19 schools within 50 miles of RAM submitted nearly 1,100 pieces for consideration by this year’s jurors, who chose 137 pieces representing 109 students from 17 schools.

On view are paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, digital and mixed media and more, selected by the jurors—Michael Barnes of Northern Illinois University and Jason Judd of University Galleries at Illinois State University—who did not know the artist’s name, grade level, or school affiliation when selections were made for inclusion in the exhibition and awards.

Organized by Rockford Art Museum and juried by Michael Barnes and Jason Judd, the 75th Young Artist Show: High School Division is sponsored by Women’s Art Board and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation.

The exhibit remains on view through Saturday, April 3. For more information visit rockfordartmuseum.org.


A full list of the schools, teachers and students represented at this year’s Young Artists Show.

Auburn High School, Rockford (Teacher: Courtney Haugdahl) Donisha Marshall, senior; Hsiu-Yu Tai, senior. Auburn High School Creative and Performing Arts Program (CAPA), Rockford (Teacher: Leslie Arbetman) Zach DalPra, senior; Tristin Frame-Burtch, senior; Cynthia Ho, senior; Jasmine Holloway, senior; Jasmyn Mora, senior; Lily Johnson, sophomore; Toni Rivera, junior; Jake Rotta, senior; Alexandria White, senior. Belvidere North High School (Teachers: Troy Yunk, Edith Obenchain) Robert Avila, sophomore; Jasmine Hernandez, junior. Boylan Catholic High School, Rockford (Teachers: Rebecca Downing Pelley, Lizzie Woodyatt) Alexander Hills, senior; Jacob Horning, senior; Lily Johnston, sophomore; Isabella Messman, senior; Brittany Micho, senior; Megan Peterson, senior; Ben Satterlee, senior; Julia Uram, senior; Liliana Webb, senior. Christian Life High School, Rockford (Teachers: Sarah Waldron, Diane Wing, April Graves) Aimee DuBois, senior; Victoria Fox, senior; Angelica Hill, senior; Jason Swan, senior. DeKalb High School (Teachers: Chad Gregory, Katherine Bend, Tricia Schumacher) Jordan Nguyen, junior; Samantha Myers-Miller, senior.

Vanessa Hines, East, "I Don’t Tell Lies"
Vanessa Hines, East, “I Don’t Tell Lies”

East High School, Rockford (Teachers: Michelle DalPra, John DeRango, Kathryn Martin, Karissa Wrasse) Patricia Alcala, senior; Harwn Ali, junior; Luke Berge, junior; Marika Cascino, junior; Maria Gomez, senior; Angelica Gonzalez, senior; Michelle Cortes Gonzalez, senior; Alan Guzman, senior; Mallory Hecox, junior; Vanessa Hines, junior; Cecilia Magana, senior; Devin Montgomery, senior; Angel Ortiz, senior; Jakob Rhodes, senior; Karla Zepeda, senior. Guilford High School, Rockford (Teachers: Lisa Doll, Eric Blackwell, Bo Hammarberg, Bethany Austin) Morgan Berge, senior; Armoni Craig, senior; Callie Froeber, senior; Myranda Gould, senior; Chris Hatcher, junior; Grace Jewell, junior; Javier Jimenez Jr., senior; Jonathon Lane, junior; Annika Lepke, freshman; Destiny Murphy, junior; Karen Vanessa Ponce Raygoza, senior; Cydney Raymer, junior; Jamary Rodriguez-Lugo, senior; Delaney Schafer, senior; Kathryn Simpson, senior. Harlem High School, Machesney Park (Teachers: Barb Kurilla, Alison Agustsson, Lani Mitchell) Jessica Ford, senior; Krystal Hegg, junior; Kaitlyn Johnson, senior; Kahley Logan, junior; Gannon Novak, junior; Jeremy Rogers, senior; Kasey Scheidegger, junior; Charlie Varboncoeur, junior. Hononegah High School, Rockton (Teachers: Arra VanGalder, Jennifer Decker, Rebecca Robinson) Angelica Natalia Cornejo, senior; Joanna Cross, senior; Anna Edlefson, senior; Hana Ferguson, sophomore; Emily Green, senior; Aaron Henning, sophomore; Tyler Jensen, senior; Alicia Krueger, sophomore; Trevor Storm, junior; Erin Tucker, junior; Hanna Yeager, sophomore. Huntley High School (Teachers: Katherine Isaacson, Jillian Corapi, Valerie Lindquist, Bridget Regan) Brandon Anzalone, senior; Olivia Cox, senior; Emma Didier, senior; Ryan Hackett, junior; Amanda Malchiodi, senior; Cassie Miller, senior; Ava Novak, junior; Jarett Sharp, senior; Scott Shull, senior; Nicole Szostek, senior. Jefferson High School, Rockford (Teachers: Lynn Stockton, Steve Hoover, Gail Zernia, Matt Cwynar) Giselle Arellano, junior; Lizbeth Ayala, senior; Julisa Gonzalez, junior; Lily Holman, senior; Kayla Johnson, junior; Paul Khempaseuth, senior; Bryan Lopez, senior; Demetrius Markham, senior; Brittany Martin, senior; Makayla Mathison, senior; Kara Walter, senior; Sicret Wesley, sophomore. Pecatonica High School (Teacher: Jillian Torre) Charity Voskuil, senior. Rockford Christian High School (Teachers: Kelli Sabin, Liz Day, Mike Cropper) Kayla Bevington, junior; Lukas Marshall, senior. Rockford Lutheran High School (Teacher: Sarah Wolfe) Abby Berge, junior. Roosevelt Alternative High School, Rockford (Teachers: Brian Hierstein, Kyle Wolfe) Rylee Jones-Reyes, sophomore; Andre Quattlebaum, sophomore; Joplyn Sanders, junior; Kyle Williams, senior. Winnebago High School (Teacher: Lisa Jimenez) Megan Bogdonas, senior; Harrison Reiter, senior.

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