Fine Arts

Visual Arts News

National Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to seniors Christina Jackson and Remy Rogers who received National Gold Medals for their artwork. Christina won with a black and white photograph titled Departure and Remy won with a painting called Superstition. These students’ work was shipped to New York for the national exhibit at Parsons New School. The award ceremony is at Carnegie Hall.  Christina and Remy, along with regional award recipients, will be recognized at St. Mary’s during our opening SMArts assembly on Monday, May 1.

 Senior Art Shows up in the Junior Hall display cases 

Aya Doslu, Miranda Field-Martin, and Remy Rogers:  April 4 – 13

Claire Coleman and Lily Le:  April 17 – 28

2017 Mt. Hood Community College Annual Regional High School Art Exhibit – April 10 – May 3

The reception for artists is Thursday, April 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Center Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, Oregon. Award presentations will be at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

2017 Congressional High School Art Competition

Original artwork may be submitted for the competitions in various congressional districts.

For the Oregon first district of Suzanne Bonamici, artwork is due to Ms. Mitchell in G2 by Thursday, April 27. The district winner’s work will hang in the U.S Capitol for a year, and the winner will receive round trip tickets to Washington, D.C., for the opening reception on June 29.  Art may not be larger than 26” x 26” when matted and framed. Matted artwork (framing not needed to enter) and the application form must be submitted to Mrs. Mitchell in G-2 by the above date.

Dates for other congressional offices will be forthcoming.

SMArts 2017, May 1 – 19

SMArts is our yearly celebration of the Fine Arts. A Visual Arts display of work from students in AP Studio Art, Watercolor, Drawing I & II, Photography, and Ceramics classes will be on display in Junior Hall and the Library from May 1- 12. Work by St. Mary’s students for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Photo/Art Encounter program is on display in the front hall. Check out this wonderful artwork when you come to see the One Act Festival, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2/3 at 7:00 p.m.

The AP Studio Art Exhibition with artwork selected from their Breadth and Concentration portfolios begins with a reception on May 17 from 5-7 p.m. before the Spring Concert. The show continues in the front hall and Junior Hall until June 2.

NAHS – National Art Honor Society

Applications for membership next year start on Monday, May 1, and are due to Ms. Mitchell in G-2 by Friday, May12. Application packets are on the counter in the Art Room, G-2.

SUMMER ARTIt is not too early to think about and apply for summer art programs, especially if your daughter wants scholarship assistance. Nearly all art schools offer some type of pre-college summer program. Ms. Mitchell has information about many schools in the Art Room,  G-2, or search the internet for the school you are interested in.

PNCA’s Pre-College Studios is an intensive program for 15-18 year olds. It runs from July 10 to August 11, and is hosted at PNCA’s main campus, 511 N.W. Broadway, in the Pearl. It offers a three week foundation intensive and two studio sessions with various areas of focus.

OCAC’s Pre-College programs include a wide array of media workshops.  8245 S.W. Barnes Road.

Show:tell is a two week workshop for teen writers and artists on the Marylhurst University (17600 Pacific Highway) campus June 18-26. The program combines writing, interdisciplinary art workshops, and production of text-based art projects.

Session 1: July 10 to July 15, 2017
Session 2: July 17 to July 22, 2017

Multnomah Arts Center – 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. has classes for all ages in drawing, painting, clay, collage, fibers, metalsmithing, mosaic, glass, photography, painting, printmaking, as well as music and dance. Click on Register Now to see classes offered.

Questions?  Email Kathy Mitchell –