Fine Arts, Student Activities

February Visual Arts News

Scholastic Art Awards

Nine St. Mary’s students will represent St. Mary’s at the Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key ceremony on Tuesday, February 21, at the Portland Art Museum, Grand Ballroom – Aya Doslu, Miranda Field-Martin, Nina Fletcher, Rose Gibian, Christina Jackson, Pepper Mionske, Remy Rogers, Clare Soennichsen, Anna Steinhilber. The Gold Key exhibit at PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, continues until Friday, February 24. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily. Individual artwork is in the second floor gallery and three pieces from each portfolio are displayed in a first floor gallery.

OCAC High School Exhibition – February 9 – 19

The Oregon College of Art and Craft High School Exhibition went to an online entry system this year. Artwork by Amelia Esser, Pearl Fischler, Lilly Landis-Croft, Lily Le, and Serapiya Niyokwizigira from St. Mary’s was chosen by the jurors. The exhibit is located in the newly remodeled Hoffman Gallery in the main building, 8542 SW Barnes Road 97225. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

COPIC Workshop – February 9

The National Art Honor Society sponsored a Copic marker workshop at St. Mary’s on Thursday, February 9. Marianne Walker from Imagination International Inc., demonstrated how these alcohol-based markers are used by professional illustrators. NAHS invited interested students to experience the markers that were inspired by Japanese manga and anime culture.

OBT Photo/Art Encounter at the Keller Auditorium – February 16

Artists from the Photography, Drawing I, II, and Watercolor classes had the wonderful opportunity to draw and photograph the dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre during their company class warm up on Thursday, February 16. These classes will make work that will be on display during OBT’s spring performances at the Newmark Theatre in April. Norm Maves, retired sports writer for the Oregonian, assisted the photography class with tips for action photography.







Senior Art Shows on display in Junior Hall

February 27 – March 6: Frances McClain and Amy Frei

March 13 – 24: Stevie Dod and Julia Kavalieros

2017 Sala Kryszek Art Competition

Sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. The prompt is: 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? Submissions should make a clear connection to Holocaust history.

To participate, create a work of art responding to the prompt. 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