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Kids and Teen art at the Driftless Area Art Festival

Youth Art

Youth Art

The Youth Art Gallery celebrates the next generation of artists and is a popular feature of the Driftless Area Art Festival.

KidsArt Gallery

The KidsArt Gallery celebrates the next generation of artists and is a popular feature of the Driftless Area Art Festival. The purpose of the Youth Art program is to applaud and encourage the creativity of area students. The Kids’ Creativity Zone makes the tent a popular destination.

The work of elementary and middle school students from all parts of the Driftless Area is invited. Art teachers and clubs can organize joint submissions, or students can submit independently.

Teachers: Are you interested in having your students participate in the 2017 KidsArt Gallery? Download the Participation Form below:

2018 KidsArt Participation Form

2018 Teacher Letter

2018 Drop-Off Locations

KidsArt Awards

KidsArt Winner: Grades K – 3

Vincent Ubersox won this category with his colorful chalk pastel drawing “Chalkman.” Bret is in the 3rd grade at Winskill Elementary School in Lancaster, Wisconsin. His art teacher is Heather Critchlow.


KidsArt Winner: Grades 4 – 5

Autumn Jack’s wonderful acrylic painting “Night and Day” was the winner in this category. Autumn attends Kickapoo Middle School in Viola, Wisconsin, where she is now in the 6th grade. Her art teacher was Heather Johnson.

KidsArt Winner: Grades 6 – 8

Emma Krings won this category with her watercolor painting “Renaissance Breath of Life.” Rachel is in the 7th grade at Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Her art teacher is Jenny Allan.

KidsArt Auction

The 2016 winning KidsArt artwork was sold via live auction at the Saturday night reception held during the art festival. Proceeds from the KidsArt Auction go to the art programs of the schools attended by the winners. This year the three pieces raised $1,025, with $550 going to Iowa-Grant Elementary School in Livingston, $300 to Doudna Elementary School in Richland Center, and $175 to St. Charles Parochial School in Genoa.

The KidsArt Auction has raised $10,835 for school art programs since its inception in 2006.

Teen Art Gallery

In 2011 the Driftless Area Art Festival began a new tradition, the inclusion of the work of high school artists.

Congratulations to all of our talented teen artist winners, and those who received honorable mentions.

Teen Art – 1st Prize

First Place, a blue ribbon and $75 went to Lane Buchner for her acrylic painting “Art Evolution.”

First Place, a blue ribbon and $75 went to Lane Buchner for her acrylic painting “Art Evolution.” Lane is in the 11th grade at DeSoto High School and her art teacher is Tom Stingl.


Teen Art – 2nd Prize

Abbie Pickett’s acrylic painting “Lichtenstein Portrait” took second place.

Abbie Pickett’s acrylic painting “Lichtenstein Portrait” took second place, earning her a red ribbon and $50. Abbie attends North Crawford High School in Soldiers Grove, where her art teacher is Brandie Myhre.

 

Third Place, a white ribbon and $25 were awarded to Jacob Kindrai for his horsehair ceramic vase entitled “Serendipity”.

Teen Art – Third Place

Third Place, a white ribbon and $25 were awarded to Jacob Kindrai for his horsehair ceramic vase entitled “Serendipity.” Jacob attends Lancaster High School, and his art teacher is Gloria Fuller.

 

2018 Teen Art Participation Form

2018 Teacher Letter

2018 Drop-Off Locations