Lincoln-Way students selected to showcase artwork in Illinois High School Art Exhibition
Monday, February 12, 2018

This year, over 500 of the best student artists from approximately 125 Illinois high schools will converge to showcase their art and vie for more than $20 million in college scholarships at the fifth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE).

Fifteen students from the Lincoln-Way School District have been selected to showcase artwork at the exhibit and qualified to earn one of the available scholarships. The show runs from Monday, February 12 through Friday, March 9 at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

A public opening will be hosted on Friday, February 16 as the Zhou B Art Center’s monthly special event. The exhibition’s main general exhibition event on Sunday, February 25 will feature ceremonies, early college scholarship announcements, awards presentations and college recruitments at the Zhou B Art Center.
Participating high schools can submit up to 25 pieces of student artwork to the competition. A judging panel selects up to five pieces of artwork per school for inclusion in the exhibition.

Lincoln-Way District 210 participating students are:
• Melanie Piunti – Central
• Sarah Ralph – Central
• Russell Klopp – Central
• Jaclyn Duske – Central
• Morgan Zavoral – Central
• Ariel Sargent – East
• Audrey Vanderpool – East
• Emily Hasson – East
• Alissa Barr – East
• Jacob Arends – East
• Alexi Bersamin – West
• Alanna Ledvina – West
• Morgan Burke – West
• Danielle Koska – West
• Alina Park – West

"The IHSAE show is an amazing venue and opportunity for student artists,” says District 210 Art Department Chair, Phil Labriola. “Not only do they get to display their artwork in a competitive gallery environment, but they also are afforded the opportunity for scholarship money from colleges that attend the exhibition."

The 2018 Illinois High School Art Exhibition is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. The entire organization is run by full-time art educators who collaborate with corporate sponsors, art schools/colleges/universities and participating high schools to celebrate the artistic talents of Illinois high school art students on a grand scale.