3RD FLOOR GALLERY
4TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
February 17 – March 3, 2017
Opening Reception: February 17, 7-10PM
The IHSAE is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. The organization is centered on a core principle of being a show developed by teachers, for students.
As a testament to this principle, the entire director team, including John Zilewicz (the Executive Director) and Matt Winkelman (the Senior Scholarship Exhibition Director), is comprised entirely of full time art educators from high schools in the Chicagoland area. The show is also made possible through the efforts of other art educators who volunteer their time to celebrate the artistic talents of Illinois’ high school art students on a grand scale.
Since 2014, the IHSAE has been responsible for awarding high school art students more than $30,000 in cash and prizes, facilitating 150 early college program scholarships, and connecting over 600 high school seniors to tuition scholarship offers totaling more than $50 million. In addition to these scholarship awards, the Senior Scholarship Exhibition also includes special recognition and monetary awards to students with significant display of talent.
Already one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student scholarship exhibitions, this year, nearly 100 high schools from across the state have registered as participants in the IHSAE’s Senior Scholarship Exhibition. Over 300 students submitted portfolios to the exhibition this year, with over 6500 individual artworks being considered for scholarship by colleges/universities across the country. With all this talent being reviewed, many of these seniors are the recipients of multiple scholarship offers.