Visual Arts

2014 Congressional Art Competition

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition are USJ students!  First place is Maddie Studtman for “Arghh!”, second place is Jacob Denbrock for “Mechanic,” and third place is “Skeleton” by Isabella Edwards.

Middle School Spring Art Show

Middle School students will show their artwork in the foyer of the gymnasium and Blankenship Theatre during the end-of-the-year awards ceremony on May 14.

“It’s nice for them to be able to show off the hard work they’ve done, and this should allow everyone to see it,” said Middle School Art Teacher Anna
McPeake.

Each Middle School student has been encouraged to participate in the Middle School’s annual art show.

McPeake expects eighth graders to contribute 70-80 pieces and sixth and seventh graders to contribute up to 150 pieces.

“We will be surrounded by student artwork. I think everyone will be impressed by how much talent our Middle School students have.”

Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Mid-South Scholastic Art Competition:

  • Alannah Yellen, grade 9, won a Silver Key for her sculpture, “The Harp Angel.”         
  • Lauren Randolph, grade 12, won a Silver Key for her drawing, “Dad's Old Combat Boot.”
  • Sarah Carraher, grade 9, won an Honorable Mention for her sculpture, “Heal.”         

As an Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in seventh through 12th grades, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities.

USJ students featured in area art exhibits

The Bank of Jackson on Oil Well Road featured artwork from students at USJ, JCS, Trinity and Sacred Heart. USJ students with art on display included Kate Petrinjak, Sarah Carraher, Sarah Pierce, Maddie Studtmann, Alannah Yellen, Bailey Cozart, Claire Jaggers, Hope Magee, Luokas Georgio, Clayton Hughes, Mattie Boyd, Samantha Sullivan, and Jessica Garland.

The West Tennessee Regional Juried Student Art Exhibit included artwork from Harrison Baker, Sarah Carraher, Rebecca Cloar, Jacob Denbrock, Isabella Edwards, Madeline Koester, Sheffiga Rose, Jordan Stewart, Samantha Sullivan, Alannah Yellen, Mattias Chalikias, Sarah Frix, Shereen Haji, Hope Smith, and Zander Threet.

West Tennessee Regional Student Art Competition

Four students from USJ won awards at the West Tennessee Regional Student Art Competition.

Rebecca Cloar won first place in the sculpture category and received an honorable mention in the drawing category. Sarah Carraher won third place in mixed media, Madeline Koester was third place in sculpture, and Shereen Haji received an honorable mention in mixed media.

The statewide, juried art competition received 361 entries, and USJ’s Middle and Upper School students created 19 of the 159 accepted entries. Congratulations to the following students who also had work accepted into the competition: Harrison Baker, Mattias Chalikias, Jacob Denbrock, Isabella Edwards, Sarah Frix, Sheffiga Rose, Hope Smith, Jordan Stewart, Samantha Sullivan, Zander Threet and Alannah Yellen.

Libby Lynch to Attend 2014 Tennessee Arts Academy











USJ Upper School Art Instructor Libby Lynch was selected as a facilitator for the 2014 Tennessee Arts Academy next summer in Nashville.

Libby will concentrate on the upper, middle, and secondary visual art area. She has been involved with the academy — as a participant or facilitator — for numerous years. Last year she served as coordinator for the Best of the Best Student Art Exhibit, which was part of the event.

A program of the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Arts Academy has been held annually since 1987 on the campus of Belmont University. The academy, which will be July 13-18, trains more than 275 K-12 teachers and administrators, who impact more than 125,000 students in classrooms across the state.

Highlights of the academy include live performances, daily speeches by well-known artists and educators, and multiple art exhibitions.

Congressional Art Competition 2013

Congratulations to our visual art students who won awards in the Congressional Art Competition 2013. Andrea Arreaza won a first-place award, Todd Moon won second place, Sarah Mantooth won third, and Mattie Boyd won honorable mention.

"Connections" Juried Teacher Competition

Upper School Fine Arts Teacher Libby Lynch has had two pieces accepted into the Tennessee Art Education Association's "Connections" Juried Teacher Competition. “My Creative Muse,” a female bust, won an honorable mention in this show. The pieces will be on display during the month of July at Belmont University in Nashville.

USJ excels at Mid-South Art Competition

USJ students earned top honors at the prestigious Mid-South Art Competition — a juried exhibition with 1,734 individual works of art and 122 portfolios.

Emily Mitchell received a Gold Key and the American Visions Award, which came with a special cash prize. Kim Ballard won a Gold Key, a Silver Key, and an honorable mention.

Also earning Silver Keys were Callie Cantrell, Sarah Mantooth, and Hannah Woodward. Selena Bright, Riley Koerner, Alannah Yellen, Todd Moon, and Dana Viveros won honorable mentions.

The Gold and Silver Key winners had their work displayed at the Memphis Brooks Museum for a month.

Regional Art Competition

Several students from USJ were recognized at the 5th Annual West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition.

Cameron Briley won a ninth-grade honorable mention; Mattie Boyd had two pieces accepted and won an honorable mention in sculpture, and Alan Wilms won second place for photography.

Lauren Randolph, Katie Robertson, Samantha Sullivan, Jacob Denbrock, Catherine Adkins, Hannah Woodward, and Austin Wilms also had work accepted into the competition. 

2012 Congressional Art Contest


Grant Whitsitt placed first in Madison County for Congressional Art Contest, and Katie Robertson received an honorable mention. Grant's entry, at left, will now compete at the Regional Level.


Slideshows


USJ Excels at 2012-2013 Mid-South Art Competition

USJ students earned top honors at the prestigious Mid-South Art Competition – a juried exhibition with 1,734 individual works of art and 122 portfolios. Judges awarded 84 gold key, 122 silver keys, and 220 honorable mentions, from which USJ received two gold keys, four silver keys and six honorable mentions. Emily Mitchell received a gold key and the American Visions Award, which came with a special cash prize. Kim Ballad won USJ’s other gold key, as well as a silver key and an honorable mention. Other silver key winners include Callie Cantrell, Sarah Mantooth, and Hannah Woodward. Selena Bright, Todd Moon, Dana Viveros, Riley Koerner, and Alannah Yellen all won honorable mentions. The gold and silver key winners will have their work displayed at the Memphis Brooks Museum from Jan. 26 to Feb. 17. The awards ceremony will be Feb. 2.


Students Recognized in 2012-2013 Regional Art Competition

Several students from USJ were recognized at the 5th Annual West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. A Jan. 27 awards reception is scheduled for the juried competition from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt. Congratulations to Lauren Randolph, Katie Robertson, Samantha Sullivan, Jacob Denbrock, Hannah Woodward, Austin Wilms, and Catherine Adkins, whose work was accepted into the competition. Additionally, Cameron Briley won a 9th grade honorable mention, Mattie Boyd had two pieces accepted and won an honorable mention in sculpture, and Alan Wilms won 2nd place for photography. For more information about the competition, visit http://wtrac.tn.org.


2011-2012 Student Art Work

This slideshow contains samples of student art work throughout the 2011-2012 school year. USJ art students have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials.

 


Past Student Art Work

This slideshow contains samples of student art work from past years.