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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.

Youth Art Gallery

The Youth Art 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:

2017 KidsArt Participation Form

2017 Teacher Letter

2017 Drop-Off Locations

Youth Art Awards

Youth Art Winner: Grades K – 3

Bret Connolly won this category with his colorful oil pastel drawing “Gum Balls.”

Bret Connolly won this category with his colorful oil pastel drawing “Gum Balls.” Bret is in the 3rd grade at Iowa-Grant Elementary School in Livingstone, Wisconsin. His art teacher is Rachel Schmidt.


Youth Art Winner: Grades 4 – 6

Makenna Monson’s wonderful multi-media “Trumpet Sounds” was the winner in this category.

Makenna Monson’s wonderful multi-media “Trumpet Sounds” was the winner in this category. Makenna attends Doudna Elementary School in Richland Center, Wisconsin, where she is in the 4th grade. Her art teacher is Julia Steiner.

Youth Art Winner: Grades 6 – 8

Rachel Gianoli won this category with her charcoal on paper “Barn Moods.”

Rachel Gianoli won this category with her charcoal on paper “Barn Moods.” Rachel is in the 8th grade at St. Charles Elementary School in Genoa, Wisconsin. Her art teacher is Meg Buchner.

Youth Art Auction

: M’Lou Wilkie (left) Youth Art Coordinator and retired art teacher at Doudna Elementary School, presents a certificate to young artist Ethan Hady and a check to Doudna art teacher Julia Steiner

The 2015 winning Youth Art artwork was sold via live auction at the Saturday night reception held during the art festival. Proceeds from the Youth Art Auction go to the art programs of the schools attended by the winners. This year the three pieces raised $575, with $150 going to Winskill Elementary School in Lancaster, $250 to St. Charles Elementary School in Genoa, and $175 to Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School in Viroqua.

The Youth Art Auction has raised $9,810 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 linocut print “Eye of the Dream.”

First Place, a blue ribbon and $75 went to Lane Buchner for her linocut print “Eye of the Dream.” Lane attends DeSoto High School and her art teacher is Tom Stingl.”


Teen Art – 2nd Prize

atie Frommelt’s scratchboard “Fallen Angel” took second place, and a red ribbon and $50

Katie Frommelt’s scratchboard “Fallen Angel” took second place, and a red ribbon and $50. Katie attends Lancaster High School where her art teacher is Gloria Fuller.

Teen Art – Third Place

Third Place, a white ribbon and $25 were awarded to Anna Dickman for her oil painting entitled “Imprisoned Angels.” Anna attends Richland Center High School, and her art teacher is Craig Rogers.

 

2017 Teen Art Participation Form

2017 Teacher Letter

2017 Drop-Off Locations