Students of all ages at USJ are given ample opportunities to showcase and refine their artistic talents through our Visual Arts programs. The visual arts department challenges our students’ talents and showcases them throughout our school and the community through art exhibits and competitions. Arts at The U, our annual arts exhibit sponsored by the Arts Guild, allows for all lower, middle, and upper school students to display their artwork to our fellow USJ family. Community competitions such as the Bank of Jackson Art Show, the West TN Regional Student Art Competition, and more, give students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and compete against students from other schools. Our Upper School students also regularly attend the Governor’s School for the Arts, a rigorous four-week residency summer program, in which students admitted show true talent and motivation. Through these events, our students are encouraged to improve upon their skills and work diligently to achieve their artistic goals.
Congratulations to the following students who received recognition in the Scholastic Art Competition. This contest is the regional level of the competition, and Gold Key winners will go on to compete at the national level. The work from Gold Key winners will be exhibited at Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis during the month of February.
Clayton Bowers Gold Key
Cassidy Bruno 2 Gold Keys and Middle Best in Show and Middle Drawing Award
Emily Hailey Portfolio Honorable Mention
Elle Jerge Honorable Mention
Savannah Spencer Gold Key
Click below to watch the video in which Clayton Bowers received a Gold Key.
Click the thumbnail below to launch gallery.