FAYETTE, Iowa (May 2, 2011) – More than 50 high school students from the area were honored recently during the 28th annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show at Upper Iowa University. During the art show, 54 students from 12 schools won awards for their artwork in a juried exhibition at the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in the Edgar Fine Arts Center on the UIU campus..
Nearly 150 students competed in the art show, which was judged by Karl Unnasch, an artist from Minnesota. The students were from, Clayton Ridge High School, Decorah High School, Independence Community High School MFL Mar Mac High School, New Hampton High School, , North Fayette High School, Oelwein High School, Postville High School, South Winneshiek High School, Starmont High School, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School,, and Waukon High School.
“The quality of the students’ work was excellent,” said Elissa Cox, UIU assistant professor of art and coordinator of this year’s show. “This annual art show is an important opportunity for these high school students to hear from professional artists, view the creativity of fellow high school students, and experience the competition of a juried art show.”
A complete gallery of photos from the day is available on Flickr at: www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
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