Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition is online
calendar icon19 Apr 2021
Lincoln, Neb.--For the past 23 years, the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has celebrated the talent and creative potential of high school juniors across the state in the categories of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and emerging media arts via the annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.
As part of that competition, the School of Art, Art History & Design has showcased the visual arts component in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall through the Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition (SHSIE). This year, due to the concerns of the Covid pandemic, the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is featuring the SHSIE as a virtual experience on its website at https://art.unl.edu.
To participate in the process, schools were invited to nominate students to participate. Each student was asked to submit images via Slideroom of one work of art. All forms of visual art were accepted.
Our jurors, Professor of Art Eddie Dominguez and Professor of Art Santiago Cal, selected 47 students to showcase in SHSIE and gave the Nebraska Young Artist Award to 20 of them.
The 20 visual art winners of the Nebraska Young Artist Awards were:
• Hajer Al-Eid, Lincoln North Star
• Richard Bayer, Howells-Dodge Consolidated
• Samantha Brayton, Arts and Humanities Focus Program
• Nina Campbell, Lincoln East
• Brenna Jean-Paul, Omaha North
• Riya Kannapareddy, Millard North
• Makayla Kennedy, Omaha Mercy
• Krista Lee, Kearney Catholic
• Anna Lindstrom, Broken Bow
• Rilynn Lutt, Kearney
• Jaxon Luzum, Arts and Humanities Focus Program
• Madaline McDaniel, Adams Central
• Maddie McGowen, Kearney Catholic
• Lily Praest, Howells-Dodge Consolidated
• Alanis Roldan, Lincoln High
• Josiah Rose, Grand Island
• Kennady Schmidt, Howells-Dodge Consolidated
• Abigayle Vogel, Howells-Dodge Consolidated
• Kara Walters, Skutt Catholic
• Madison Waugh, Chadron
To see all of the works in the 2021 SHSIE, visit the gallery’s webpage at https://go.unl.edu/v5z4. Look for the exhibition titled “2021 Nebraska Young Artist Awards’ Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition (SHSIE).”
For a complete list of Nebraska Young Artist Awards recipients, visit https://go.unl.edu/2emx.