Fifteen Woodbury High School students have earned Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA), which recognize Minnesota’s most artistic and creative teenagers.
The awards are open to all Minnesota students in grades 7 through 12, with awards also at the National level. All but three of these students have been in or are currently enrolled in Woodbury High School’s Advanced Placement Studio Arts Program.
There are three levels of Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards: the Gold Key is awarded for excellence, and will be included in the MSAA Exhibition. Digital images of these pieces will continue on to the National Competition in New York. The Silver Key is awarded for high honors, and digital images of the Silver Keys will be included in the MSAA Exhibition. Honorable Mention, which will be included in the digital MSAA Exhibition.
Senior Anthony Doreo was awarded a Gold Key Portfolio in ceramics, and is one of only nine students in the state to earn this honor.
Students awarded for individual Gold Key Awards include: Anthony Doreo (ceramics), Maureen Duthie (ceramics), Erin Griffin (two in painting), Heather Hatfull (drawing), Meagan Kaufenberg (photography), Ellen O’Connell (two in painting) and Kyle Ruppman (drawing).
Students awarded for individual Silver Key Awards include: Allyson Christenson (photography), Dan Ehle (photography), Sophie Gleekel (two in photography), Alex Gustafson (ceramics), Heather Hatfull (drawing), and Ellen O’Connell (two, photography).
Students awarded for individual Honorable Mention Awards include: Abby Christenson (ceramics), Maureen Duthie (ceramics), Carley Engfer (ceramics), Molly Hamer (four in ceramics), Heather Hatfull (drawing), Ellen O’Connell (painting), and Eddie Rudie (photography).
Perpich Center for Arts Education will host a free exhibit of the winning artwork from Feb. 5-22. An award ceremony for Gold and Silver Key Awards will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Perpich Center for Arts Education.
2,300 individual artwork entries and 164 portfolio entries were entered this year, and 170 Gold Keys, 209 Silver Keys and 346 Honorable Mentions were awarded for individual entries.