Fine Arts

January Visual Arts News

2017 Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to SCHOLASTIC ART AWARD 2017 recipients –and to the 39 students who entered 135 individual pieces and 5 senior portfolios from St. Mary’s Academy this year.

We are proud of you!

65 artworks by these 25 students were recognized:

13 Gold Key awards – 13 Silver Key awards – 36 Honorable Mentions –

2 Gold Key portfolios – 1 Honorable Mention portfolio

Caitlin Briare                   2 Honorable Mention

Hanna Brush                   1 Silver

Madison Carpenter        1 Honorable Mention

Claire Coleman               1 Honorable Mention

Stevie Dod                       1 Honorable Mention

Aya Doslu                        1 Gold + 1 Honorable Mention

Amelia Esser                   2 Silver + 1 Honorable Mention

Miranda Field-Martin   2 Gold + 2 Silver + 1 Honorable Mention

Pearl Fischler                   1 Silver

Nina Fletcher                   1 Gold

Rose Gibian                      1 Gold + 1 Silver + 1 Honorable Mention + 1 Gold Portfolio

Caroline Hall                    1 Honorable Mention

Christina Jackson            1 Gold + 4 Honorable Mention

Nissa Jensen                     1 Silver + 3 Honorable Mention

Lilly Landis-Croft            5 Honorable Mention

Lily Le                                1 Honorable Mention

Luciana Lenth                  1 Honorable Mention

Pepper Mionske               1 Gold + 1 Honorable Mention

Makiah Roberts                5 Honorable Mention

Remy Rogers                    4 Gold + 2 Silver + 2 Honorable Mention + 1 Gold Portfolio

Clare Soennichsen           1 Gold + 1 Silver

Anna Steinhilber              1 Gold + 1 Honorable Mention portfolio

Zoey Tevault                     1 Honorable Mention

Ames Vinson                    1 Silver + 1 Honorable Mention

Natalie Ware                    1 Silver + 2 Honorable Mention

SAA Gold Key Exhibit of individual artwork is on display at PNCA, 511 NW Broadway

January 29th – February 24th               Gallery hours:  8am-9pm

Opening reception at PNCA on 1st Thursday, February 2nd 4:00-7:00pm   

Special Awards Ceremony for Gold Key recipients  Tuesday, February 21st 7:00pm – Rehearsal at 4:30pm

Portland Art Museum, Grand Ballroom

Gallery Visit Projects

Freshman Gallery Visit Projects from Qtr 1 and Qtr 2 Visual Arts classes are on display in Junior Hall and the Library during the month of February.  Select pieces are also on display in the 2nd floor Development Office, Rm. 207, and Special Events Office, Rm. 203a  Students have done fabulous work replicating artwork seen in Portland’s galleries.  Check it out!

Portland Art Museum

  • RODIN: The Human Experience   January 21 – April 16

Selections from the Iris and Gerald Cantor Collections

  • Constructing Identity January 28 – June 18

Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art

  • REUNITED: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece March 25 – July 9
  • 4th floor APEX GALLERY:  Arvie Smith extended through March 12

Students 17 and under are free!

2017 Sala Kryszek Art Competition

sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum Center for Holocaust Education

This year’s prompt:

To thoughtfully respond to the prompt, carefully consider these questions:

How could the Holocaust happen in a country like Germany, a country with abundant education and people who achieved great advancements in science, art, music, literature and philosophy? Do you think that something like this still happens in the world today? What steps can you take now and in the future to offset these events from taking place? Consider what you have learned about the Holocaust to create a piece of writing or a work of visual art that reflects your response to the above questions. Submissions should make a clear connection to Holocaust history.

Any flat media no larger than 18” X 24” will be accepted.  Artwork must be mounted or matted for easel display.  Cash prizes and grand prize trip to Washington, D.C.  Deadline is March 3, 2017  More information at

Questions?  Email Kathy Mitchell at