Art Abounds at St. Mary’s

Senior Art Shows in Junior Hall

November 9–December 18: Sonja Bales and Lumi Barron

These two seniors intertwined their work for a combined exhibit, a wonderful effort of collaboration with engaging results!

January 4–22: Jean Elliott and Malia Hee


OBT Photo/Art Encounter

AP Studio Art and Drawing I/II students will draw and photograph the company class of the Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) on Wednesday, December 9 as the dancers rehearse The Nutcracker. Finished artwork by high school students will be on display at the Newmark Theatre during the OBT spring program.


Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art Awards are a nationally recognized organization that rewards the achievements of students in grades 7–12. The Awards—the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student art recognition program in America—was established 93 years ago. Visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards category descriptions to see guidelines for entries in many different media, along with beautiful examples of gold and silver medal recipients from the last few years. Many of the artworks have video or audio quotes from the artists. Be sure to check out the special categories like the Herblock editorial cartooning category, which is new this year.

To enter, students must print a copy of the entry form from the website and obtain signatures. Fee waiver forms must accompany each form requesting a waiver.

Register online by Monday, January 4 at www.artandwriting.org. Upload digital images of artwork. Print entry form signed by student, parent and teacher. Entry fees: $5 individual entry; $20 senior portfolio. Bring forms and fees to Ms. Mitchell in G2. Make checks payable to St. Mary’s Academy. Do not send to Oregon Scholastic Art Awards.


Monday, January 4: Last day to upload entries and submit forms and fees to Ms. Mitchell

Friday, January 25: Notification of awards to teachers via email

Friday, January 29: Delivery of actual Gold Key work to PNCA or OCAC

Sunday, January 31 – Friday, February 26: Exhibition of Gold Key Individual works at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art), 1241 NW Johnson

1st Thursday, February 4: Reception for all Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards participants at PNCA and OCAC (Oregon College of Art & Craft), 8245 SW Barnes Road

Thursday, February 4–Thursday, February 18, 2016: Exhibition of Gold Key Portfolio work at OCAC (Oregon College of Art and Craft), 8245 SW Barnes Road

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony, Portland Art Museum (Grand Ballroom) – Individual Gold Key, Senior Portfolio Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention recipients only.

Questions? email Kathy Mitchell kathy.mitchell@smapdx.org



Through January 10: SEEING NATURE: Landscapes from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. This is a must-see exhibit!