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.
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 email@example.com.
Artwork Credit: Allison Morczek, Walking Into The Light. Watercolor. 2021.
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
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”