This annual juried exhibition features 86 works by artists 18 years or younger, in grades 9-12. This year, we exhibit student art from Benton Harbor, Coldwater, Comstock, Gull Lake, Kalamazoo, Lawton, Mattawan, Parchment, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Portage, St. Joseph, Stevensville, Vicksburg, Watervliet, and Three Rivers.
Juror for the show is educator, artist and curator Greg Waskowsky, recently retired from the KIA. He organized the first High School Area Show in 1982 and every year following. Greg chose which work would hang in the museum, and also the juror’s awards and honorable mentions.
Representatives from each art school selected their respective scholarship winners.
For the second year, the KIA teamed up with Congressman Fred Upton to allow teen artists residing in the 6th Congressional District to concurrently enter their artwork in the Congressional Art Competition.
Prizes and Awards
To view a complete list of 2015 High School Area show award winners, please see the KIA news page.
- Eight Juror’s Awards ($100 cash)
- Thirteen Juror’s Honorable Mentions
- Seven KIA Kirk Newman Art School class scholarships
- One $500 Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Pre-college Program scholarship
- One four-year scholarship (value $40,000) to Cleveland Institute of Art.
- Five scholarships to Summer Portfolio Camp from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
- Six scholarships for undergraduate study at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
- Nine scholarships for undergraduate study at Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic School of Art
- 6th District Congressional Art Competition Winner One winning piece will be selected by the juror to hang in the Congressional Art Competition at the U.S. Capitol and receive round trip airfare for two to Washington, D. C.