The (Art) Show Must Go On

May 3, 2022


Diablo painting by Stephenie Dugan (12). Photo taken by Camille Boyer (10).

Fair Grove High School students were recently entered into the virtual Mid Lakes Conference (MLC) school Art Show on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

The art show consists of the MLC schools; Fair Grove, Strafford, Skyline, Clever, and Forsyth. Each year they rotate who hosts the art show. They usually do it in person and find a college or business that meets in the middle to display the art. There are nine categories with a first, second, and third place winner in each. 

Whoever is hosting the show is responsible for finding a location and at least two judges. This year it is virtual. Fair Grove art teacher, Stephanie Brown, made google slides and all the MLC schools were able to share and post on that link. Brown also shared the link with all of the judges and will be posted it to google classroom so students can look at it as well.

The nine categories inclued ceramics, digital art, digital photography, mixed media, sculpture, fibers, drawing, painting, and printing. Each school is allowed to submit 20 pieces each. You are allowed to place them however you want in the categories. For example, you can have five pieces in painting, one in fibers, and three in drawing.  

Brown shared, “After we submit the pieces we wait for the judges to finish and then post the winners. We then mail out, or hand out if in person, the MLC medals. If it’s in person we have a day where all students and parents are invited while all of the teachers are there and then it’s up for about a week.” 

Brown entered 11 of her students into the show. Brown shared, “Emma Schlak was entered with a printmaking piece, a ramen noodle bowl sculpture, and mushroom felting fibers; Baily Carl was entered with a few digital art pieces and ink drawings; Hailey Merillat was entered with a cinnamon buns ceramics project; Helenann Huffman was entered with a realistic ceramic cake; Nolah Leick was entered with a photography of a flooded playground, a hand rolled beaded mask sculpture and a fiber hand made doll,” Brown continued, “Stephenie Dugan was entered with a diablo painting and a halo painting; Torii Dugan was entered with a courtyard painting and a  treasure box with tongue and teeth; Chloe Reynaud was entered with a printmaking piece; Camille Boyer was entered with a mushroom lady and a hedgehog drawing; Minna Morris made a ceramic box; Makenna Drefke with watercolor food stickers.”

Students haven’t received results yet, however, they will know within the next two weeks how they did.


Editor’s Update:

Fair Grove High School claimed 1st place in the MLC Art Show:

Best of Show – Nolah Leick
Ceramics – 1st HelenAnn Huffman
Digital Photography – 1st Nolah Leick
Digital Media – 3rd Baily Carll
Painting – 2nd Stephenie Dugan
Printing – 2nd Chloe Reynaud
Sculpture- 1st Emma Schlak
3rd Nolah Leick
Fibers- 1st Emma Schlak

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