Works by EPHS Students Selected for Illinois High School Art Exhibition

Art students Victoriya Osobska, Allison Scheidt, Avery Ali, Amelia Ennis and Michelle Soto gather for a group photo.

Five of the six EPHS students whose work was selected for the 2022 Illinois High School Art Exhibition are, from left, seniors Victoriya Osobska, Allison Scheidt, Avery Ali, Amelia Ennis and Michelle Soto. Not pictured: junior Kaylene Gohmann. (D401 photo by Dave Porreca)

Congratulations to the six students who will be representing Elmwood Park High School and competing for top prizes at the 2022 Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) hosted by Art ConnectED.

The students and the categories in which their entries were selected are:

All of the EPHS students except Victoriya are competing in the IHSAE's Northern Illinois Regional Exhibition, for which a single work by each student was selected.

Victoriya is competing in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition, for which an entire portfolio of her work was chosen.

The IHSAE brings together the work of the best student artists from 100 Illinois suburban, public and private high schools to celebrate the power of art in their lives.

The students and their work were selected across eight different categories or from submitted
scholarship portfolios.

The in-person exhibition will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago. Virtual exhibitions are already available at the following links:

Awards will be given during an in-person ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m. The awards will include Best in Show, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to our EPHS representatives and their art teachers: Ms. Angela Hawkins, Ms. Rosemary Palczynski and Ms. Kaylee Baumbach.

Scroll down for photos of the artists and to see the works selected for the exhibition. Please note that Victoriya's work is a sample from her larger portfolio.

All District 401 photos are by Dave Porreca (click images for larger view). 

Avery Ali | Digital

Avery Ali

ABOVE: Avery Ali at work. BELOW: Avery's IHSAE entry.

Avery Ali entry

Amelia Ennis | Ceramics

Amelia Ennis

ABOVE: Amelia Ennis at work. BELOW: Amelia's IHSAE entry.

Amelia Ennis entry

Kaylene Gohmann | Painting

Kaylene Gohmann

ABOVE: Kaylene Gohmann at work. BELOW: Kaylene displays her IHSAE entry.

Kaylene Gohmann with her entry

Victoriya Osobska | Senior Scholarship

Victoriya Osobska

ABOVE: Victoriya Osobska at work. BELOW: A sample from Victoriya's IHSAE portfolio.

Sample from Victoriya's portfolio

Allison Scheidt | Photography

Allison Scheidt

ABOVE: Allison Scheidt reviews some of her photos. BELOW: Allison's IHSAE entry.

Allison Scheidt's entry

Michelle Soto | Drawing

Michelle Soto

ABOVE: Michelle Soto ready to get back to work. BELOW: Michelle's IHSAE entry.

Michelle Soto's entry

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