Fine Arts

December Visual Arts News

Senior Art Shows

Senior Art Shows on display in Junior Hall

November 28 to December 16: Rose Gibian and Marika Meijer

January 3 to 20: Caroline Hall and Nissa Jensen

OBT Photo/Art Encounter

AP Studio Art and Drawing I, II students will draw and photograph the company class of the Oregon Ballet Theatre on Friday, December 9, as they get ready to rehearse the Nutcracker.  Finished artwork by high school students will be on display at the Newmark Theatre during the OBT spring program.

Zimbabwe Artists Project Sale, December 9 and 10, at performances of A Christmas Carol

National Art Honor Society members are supporting women artists in Zimbabwe by offering their artwork for sale before and after performances of the St. Mary’s production of A Christmas Carol. Their folk art style paintings and textiles make great Christmas gifts. Check out their website to see examples of their work and read stories of the artists

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 – were established ninety-four years ago. Go to the national website and click on category descriptions under the heading What We Do 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.

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.

On or before Tuesday, January 3:

Register online at:

            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 registration to Oregon Scholastic Art Awards!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017: Last day to upload entries and submit forms and fees to Ms. Mitchell

Monday, January 23, 2017: Notification of awards to teachers via email

Friday, January 27, 2017: Delivery of actual Gold Key work to PNCA

Sunday, January 29 — Friday, February 24: Exhibition of Gold Key Individual work and all recognized Portfolios at PNCA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

1st Thursday – February 2, 2017: Reception for all Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards participants at PNCA

Tuesday, February 21, 2017: 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m. Ceremony: Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony, Portland Art Museum (Grand Ballroom) – Individual Gold Key, and Senior Portfolio Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention recipients only

Questions?  email Kathy Mitchell

Portland Art Museum

Don’t miss these great exhibits up until January 1!

ANDY WARHOL: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.  Biggest display of his prints ever mounted – over 250 artworks!

CORITA KENT: Spiritual Pop.  A nun who took screen printing in a different direction from Warhol.

National Portfolio Day, Sunday, January 8

National Portfolio Day at OCAC, Oregon College of Art and Craft – Sunday, January 8, 2017

Representatives from art schools and colleges from around the country will be available to answer admission questions and review portfolios from 12-4 p.m., at 8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225  or