Wayzata High School students win 76 Scholastic Art Awards

Wayzata High School students took home 76 prizes for this year’s Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, a national art competition designed to recognize and encourage achievement in the creative arts by offering visibility and scholarships.

Artist Claire Reid was among the 76 Wayzata High students named as winners in the 2017 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards. (Submitted photo)
Artist Claire Reid was among the 76 Wayzata High students named as winners in the 2017 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards. (Submitted photo)

The awards are in three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention. More than 4,000 submissions were submitted with Wayzata students winning 20 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys and 40 Honorable Mentions.

Gold: John Bernhardt (design), Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Jasmine Brewer (design), Frank Fetrow (design), Maddie Francis (design), Emily Fricke (drawing), Grace Julian (ceramics), Kass Mossefin (animation), Maria Palomino Espinosa (drawing portfolio), Maria Palomino Espinosa (drawing), Natalia Poteryakhin (comic), Natalia Poteryakhin (digital art), Claire Reid (drawing), Claire Reid (drawing), Claire Reid (animation), Olivia Roberts (sculpture), Katarina Testerman (drawing), Rachel Theiste (drawing), Madelyn Wood (drawing) and Chris Zarriello (digital art).

Silver: Evelyn Birnbaum (painting), Jasmine Brewer (animation), Jasmine Brewer (design), Tatiana Gostomski (ceramics), Yilan Gu (photography), Brooks Hanson (ceramics), Maddi Heidelberg (photography), Katie Hoy (photography), Lauren Leaseburg (sculpture), Avery Paulsen (ceramics), Claire Reid (design), Claire Reid (drawing), Rachel Saunders (ceramics), Rachel Saunders (ceramics) and Madelyn Wood (drawing).

Honorable Mention: Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Evelyn Birnbaum (drawing), Anna Brew (ceramics), Anna Brew (ceramics), Kalie Debelak (drawing), Laurier Dubeau (drawing), Brianne Edgar (drawing), Brianne Edgar (drawing), Anastasia Friesen (ceramics), Nathan Hall (jewelry), Nathan Hall (wire sculpture), Samantha Haux (drawing), Carly Imgrund (design), Anna Ingemann (painting), Anna Ingemann (painting), Madi Johnson (digital art), Madi Johnson (digital art), Grace Julian (ceramics), Nicole Krentz (drawing), Jenna Larson (photography), Purvaja Marella (drawing), Murphy McKee (sculpture), McKenzie Murray (drawing), Maria Palomino Espinosa (design), Sara Pauly (design), Sara Pauly (photography), Hannah Polzin (ceramics), Julianna Prohofsky (ceramics), Ali-Reza Rizwani (ceramics), Rachel Saunders (ceramics), Jin Savageau (drawing), Elizabeth Simon (photography), Jane Speier (ceramics), Jane Speier (ceramics), Sydney Stern (design), Sydney Stern (digital art), John Taylor (sculpture), Sophia Urban (ceramics), Holly Weatherson (design), Madelyn Wood (drawing) and Zoie Zimmerman (digital art/photography).

Gold award-winning work is automatically entered into the National Awards competition in New York.

The exhibition of student artwork was on display at the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota campus and students received their awards at a Feb. 18 ceremony at the Weisman Art Museum. The award-winning works are currently on display at Wayzata High School.

To read more, visit wayzata.k12.mn.us/whs/msaa.