COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITIONS AT THE BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS

Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing community art exhibitions, one for elementary students and one for middle school and high school students. These art shows allow local students from Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties to exhibit their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of people in our communities.

A call to artists is sent to area schools for exhibitions which take place in March and April each year. Exhibitions are presented at the Box Factory for the Arts.

2022 EXHIBITION – CELEBRATING VISUAL ARTS IN AREA SCHOOLS

EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW AT THE BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS:

ELEMENTARY | MARCH 5 – 26, 2022

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL | APRIL 9 – 24, 2022

All works will also be featured in the curated online gallery beginning March 5.

These exhibitions provide important opportunities for school children from Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties to exhibit their artwork at The Box Factory for the Arts through Spring of 2022. The community is invited to celebrate the creativity of the region’s young artists by viewing these exhibitions online and in-person, when available. The 2022 Community Student Art Exhibitions are proudly presented by Krasl Art Center (KAC) in partnership with the Berrien Regional Education Services Agency (RESA) and the Box Factory for the Arts.

Each year, these partners work together to present two amazing student art shows. These exhibitions allow local students to display their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of community members and visitors. Works will be on view at the Box Factory for the Arts during open hours Thursday, 12 – 6 pm, and Friday – Sunday, 12 – 4 PM. For more information on these exhibitions, email emckenna@krasl.org.

Artwork Credit: Allison Morczek, Walking Into The Light. Watercolor. 2021.


2022 Awards Ceremonies

Celebrate the creativity of our young artists at the awards ceremonies. Both pre-recorded ceremonies will be listed on KAC’s YouTube page. The elementary program will be published on March 12, and the high school program on April 16. Watch the Elementary Ceremony here, or browse through our slideshow below.

Multiple juried awards are presented during these exhibitions: The Elementary Exhibition features awards in the following categories: 2D & 3D (1st Place and 2nd Place), a Collaborative Award ($100 Visa Gift Card for Winning Class/Group), and the Jan Stevens Family Memory Award ($75 cash award in 2D, 3D, & Video). The Middle & High School Exhibition features awards in 1st Place, 2nd Place, & 3rd Place in 2D, 3D, & Video. Sponsor awards include the Box Factory for the Arts Emerging Artist Award ($500 cash award), the Sarah E. Cayo Memory Award ($500 cash award), and Berrien RESA Scholarship Awards ($50 art scholarships for 1 student per school). All 1st & 2nd Place 2D Award-winning artworks are professionally framed courtesy of Papachi International Custom Framing.

The 2022 Community Art Exhibition is sponsored by Stonegate Plastic Surgery of Lakeland, South Shore Women’s Health Care, and Paul & Dorothy Cayo in Memory of their Daughter Sarah. Additional exhibition support from Barrett & Driscoll Pediatrics. Framing provided by Papachi International Custom Framing. Program support provided in part by Michigan Arts and Culture Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Frederick S. Upton Foundation.


All artworks will be on view at The Box Factory for the Arts:

ELEMENTARY | MARCH 5 – 26, 2022  

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL | APRIL 9 – 24, 2022

The Box is open Thursday, 12 – 6, Friday – Sunday, 12 – 4 PM. All artworks will be available online starting Saturday, March 5 at the following link, communitystudentartexhibition.smugmug.com.

Award winners will be posted below this line and at The Box Factory for the Arts following the ceremonies on March 12 and April 16.


Middle & High School Berrien RESA Community Art Award Winners

Coloma Junior High
Sage Trapp, “Beautiful Surroundings”


Edwardsburg Middle School
Kyliee Seigel, “The Wait”


Eastside Connections Community Schools
Audrey Brunner, “H.E.L.”


F.C. Reed Middle School
Sam French, “Panda Ceramic Mug”


Krasl Art Center
Sylvie Darling, “Shattered Girls Rising”


Lakeshore Middle School
Lucia Valejo, “Glimpse of the World”


New Buffalo Middle School
Lieve Siewart, “The Heart and Soul”


Ring Lardner Middle School
Angela Ricks, “Self Portrait”


River School Sodus Township #5 Middle School
Kyleigh Machado, “Oakley”


Upton Middle School
Juhi Bhatt, “Untitled”


Watervliet Middle School
Sienna Harris, “Burger Lunch Takeout”



Middle School Media Award Winners 

3D

3rd Place 3D
Sienna Harris, “Burger Lunch Take Out”
Watervliet Middle School


2nd Place 3D
Emilia Fette, “Buried Alive”
Upton Middle School


1st Place 3D
Isabella Walke, “Cookie Jar”
Krasl Art Center


2D

3rd Place 2D
Annabelle Peters, “Untitled”
F.C. Reed


2nd Place 2D
Sophie Grear, “I’m Okay”
Watervliet Middle School


1st Place 2D 
Tyler Petruska, “Silenced”
Edwardsburg Middle School


VIDEO

3rd Place Video
Kiera Sims, “Pancakes”
Upton Middle School


2nd Place Video 
Cora Miller, “Shatter”
Upton Middle School


1st Place Video
Maile Allen, “Eyes”
Upton Middle School



COLLABORATION

Lakeshore Middle School, “Our Hearts are with You”



High School Berrien RESA Community Art Award Winners 

Bangor High School
Janet Gomez, “Daylight Wind”


Berrien Springs High School
Abigail Schmitt, “Untitled” 


Berrien Springs Parent Partnership
Miren Allen, “Murrine Glass Vase”


Bridgman High School
Sarah Thompson, “Untitled”


Buchanan High School
Shannon Center, “(Aesop’s) Crow and the Pitcher”


Coloma High School
Jaidyn Johnson, “Lavender Pull”


Edwardsburg High School
Audrey Haas, “Into the Woods”


Eau Claire High School
Jaylee Reybuck, “Portrait”


Krasl Art Center / Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club Teen Center 
Jamaal Little, “Baby Keem”


Lakeshore High School
Alayna Bryant, “Labeled by Society”


New Buffalo High School
Nicky Durham, “Stitches”


Niles High School
Irie Dempsey, “Blushing”


St. Joseph High School
Livinia Rosenthaal, “The New Saint Jude”


Van Buren Tech
Autumn Rench, “Untitled”


Watervliet High School
Bianca Freeman, “Broken Spirit”


High School Media Award Winners 

3D

3rd Place 3D
Yesenya Perea, “Spring Night Kiss”
Coloma High School


2nd Place 3D
Bianca Freeman, “Broken Spirit”
Watervliet High School


1st Place 3D
Miren Allen, “Murrine Glass Vase”
Berrien Springs Parent Partnership


2D

3rd Place 2D
Jack Kitchman, “The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess”
St. Joseph High School


2nd Place 2D
Breyonnah Edwards, “My Life”
Watervliet High School


1st Place 2D
Livinia Rosenthaal, “The New Saint Jude”
St. Joseph High School


VIDEO

1st Place Video
Gabby Blake, “Pumpkin Patch”
Niles High School


COLLABORATION

Berrien Springs High School, “Piece of Cake”
Grades 10-12 

 

SPONSORED AWARDS 

SARAH E. CAYO MEMORY AWARD

Miren Allen, “Murrine Glass Vase”
Berrien Springs Parent Partnership

BOX FACTORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Lucia Gianni, “Finally Blooming”
Lakeshore High School

Elementary Berrien RESA Community Art Award Winners

Brandywine Elementary
Solara Shidler, “Tree Frog”

Bridgman Elementary
Myah Stanton, “Self Portrait Using Two Views”
 
Brookview Montessori
Maddy Daily, “Untitled”
 
Brown Elementary
Averie Kallicragas, “Thiebaud Donuts”

Coloma Elementary/Intermediate
Lilia Trzebunia, “Mirrored House”

Discovery Enrichment Center
Za’Mariyay Olser-Ellis, “Basquiat Portrait”

E.P. Clarke Elementary
Loralle Schmidt, “Todd Parr Self Portrait”

Hollywood Elementary
Taylor Marquardt, “I Love Spring”

Hollywood Elementary
Taylor Marquardt, “I Love Spring”

Howard Ellis Elementary
Brianna V., “Cat”

Justus Gage Elementary
Rhianah Martinez, “Metal”

Krasl Art Center
Roselyn Gerard, “Carousel Unicorn Cotton Candy”

Lincoln Elementary
Julio Gomes, “Fancy Bird”

Mars Elementary
Lainah Korave, “Sunflower”

Merritt Elementary
Reed Flynn, “Polar Bear Collage”

New Buffalo Elementary
Ella Lijewski,”Merry Mosaic”

Patrick Hamilton Elementary
Alayna Williams,”Untitled”

River School Sodus Township #5
Jack Hammons, “Tom Cruise”

Roosevelt Elementary
Kiean Arend, “Hallway Illusion”

Stewart Elementary
Morgan Hughes, “Winter Wonderland”

Sylvester Elementary
Erys Brown, “Jellyfish”

Elementary Media Awards

2nd Place 3D

Kloe Reed, “Pinch Pot Creature”
Brandywine Elementary

1st Place 3D

Sylvia Frey, “Untitled”
Krasl Art Center

2nd Place 2D

Carly Schuette, “Matisse Shape Collage”
E.P. Clarke Elementary

1st Place 2D 

Emily Beck, “Merry Mosaic”
New Buffalo Elementary

Jan Stevens Memorial Awards

Stevens Memorial 3D

Grant Livengood, “Donuts”
Brandywine Elementary

Stevens Memorial 2D

Samantha Wilson, “Red Cardinal”
Sylvester Elementary

Collaboration Award

Howard Ellis Elementary, “One Heart”