Student Show


IAEA Student Art Show 2018

2017-2018 Student Show Winners


Student Artists Grade Level School Art Teacher
Gabriela Sawosko
Kindergarten Elm Elementary Heather Kostal
Giovanni Garcia Kindergarten McDole Elementary Laurel Scigonski
Destiny Espino Kindergarten Hilltop Elementary Dawn Bertolotto McKay
Rylee Dibenedetto

1st Nelson Prairie Tammy Kordik
Aryan Patel 2nd Medinah Primary School Taylor Bibula
Aurora Salgado 2nd Fairmont Dr. Sherry Abdelhadi
Liam Flood 2nd St. Clement School Kristen Peck
MaKenzie LaMore 2nd McDole Elementary Heidi Gilkey
Nina Scialabba 2nd Westminster Christian School Katie Swalve
Regina Salituro 2nd Lincoln School Lee Ann Langsfeld
Ty Vojcihoski 3rd John Shields Elementary Colleen Grigg
Joyce Wang 4th Prospect Elementary School Susan Tiemstra
Benjamin Szczech

4th Frank A. Brodnicki Elementary Heidi O’Hanley
Jessica Stankova 4th Dryden Elementaryl Tricia Fuglestad
Paige Foster 4th John Shields Elementary School Colleen Grigg
Micaiah Abramczak 4th Churchill School Anne Blue-Siegler
Beckham Robbins 5th Ellsworth Elementary Jennifer Pak
Madeleine Afablei 5th Harvest Christian Academy Jennifer Serrato
Bella Parekh

6th Marie Murphy School Kelly Sabatini
Erica Kuehl

6th Lake Zurich Middle School North Jaqui Bevan
Madelyn Howell 6th Glenn Westlake Middle School Alicia York
David Guzman 7th Hester Junior High Carissa Zill
Mia Sekiguchi 7th Hinsdale Middle School Theresa McGee
Sara Swoboda 7th Wheaton Christian Grammar School Lora Hattendorf
Chebem Ezenekwe 8th Still Middle School Donna Davis
Emily Husa 8th Martino Junior High Brooke Young
Jordan Sanders 8th John Deere Middle School Luanne Gritton
Kinga Kaminska 8th Winston Campus Junior High Michael Freitag
Allison Faoro 9th Homewood-Flossmoor High School Candi Helsel-Wilk
Libby Bransky 9th Homewood-Flossmoor High School Greg Petecki
Sarah Chevalier 9th Homewood-Flossmoor High School Kristine Weidenhoefer
Hailey Fox

10th Oswego High School Michael Skura
Rachel Schmidt 11th Crystal Lake Central Kerry Parrish
Johnna Mitchell 11th Homewood-Flossmoor High School Jaclyn Wargo
Madison Glass 12th Stockton High School Dorothy Ramey
Chandler Blevins 12th Galena High School Diane Siese
Scott Dickman 12th Westminster Christian School Carol Bristol
Melanie Eloiza

12th Argo High School Donna Zaldo
Molly Cussen 12th Johnsburg High School Evan Haase
Sydney Aakre-Randle 12th Johnsburg High School Judy Krueger
Jessica St John 12th Lakes Community High School Michelle Adams


Amiayah Harris 1st Frank A. Brodnicki Elementary Heidi O’Hanley
Bella Wolf 5th Valley View Elementary Tina Wagner
Autumn Pistorius 7th Yorkville Middle School Elizabeth Pankau
Julia Herrera 8th Century Junior High School Eryn Blaser
Nigel Jones 11th Argo High School Donna Zaldo

About the Student Show

About the 2017-2018 Student Show

Congratulations to all 45 Student Artists and their Art Educators for being selected to the 2017-2018 IAEA Student Art Show!!!

The 2017-2018 IAEA Student Art Show kicks off at the Q Center in St. Charles on Saturday, December 2nd, and then will travel up and down and all around the State of Illinois.

This wonderful Kindergarten-12th Grade Student Art Show demonstrates to the public the breadth of experience young people in Illinois are getting through their Art Programs.

Each year The Illinois Art Education Association members are invited to submit images of stellar artwork created in their classroom.  All art submissions are 2 dimensional artworks produced through a variety of techniques; painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, weaving, metal work, photography, and technology.

This year 720 pieces of 2D art from students in grades Kindergarten through High School including 37 artworks highlighting the importance of celebrating the exceptional artwork created by Special Needs Students were submitted by sixty-six Illinois Art Teachers.

From the artwork submitted, 40 student pieces, plus 5 pieces from students with Special Needs Students, were chosen.  The judges were art teachers representing the elementary, middle school & high school levels, and judged in their respective art areas.  The judging process was long & labored due to the tremendous amount of high quality work submitted!

Each of the forty-five pieces are professionally mounted & framed.  The show opens at the IAEA Conference at the Q Center, St. Charles on December 2, 2017, with a student artist reception & awards ceremony. (Each student will receive their artwork in the professionally cut mat at the end of the show year.)

The Student Artist Reception will be held at the 2017 IAEA Conference on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. During this celebration, student artists with their family, friends, and art teachers will be celebrated for their artistic talents.

The Student Show travels to the Illinois School Board Association State Conference, Palatine Public Library, Lisle Library, Amita Adventist Hinsdale Medical Center, and school galleries at all grade levels throughout the state from November 2017- August 2018.

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