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Studio Arts Celebrates the 2022 Minnesota Regional Scholastic Art Awards

January 28, 2022

Perpich Studio Arts (Visual Arts and Media Arts students and staff) is celebrating another year of Scholastic Arts hard work and success!

We are very pleased to announce the 2022 Minnesota Regional Scholastic Art Awards! Congratulations to the Perpich Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award winners and our hard working and inspiring teachers! With this list of impressive students, Perpich ranks in the top four schools in Minnesota of those receiving the most awards in all categories.

Rebecca Bullen, Studio Arts Chair and Assistant Principal, said, “Our arts and academic educators, and our community, are amazing in their guidance and support of our young Perpich artists. Our teachers foster and encourage an artistic learning environment, creative thinking, risk taking, AND making sure the submission process happens! Our students are phenomenal in their hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Everyone, receiving an award or not, needs to be recognized for this artistic learning journey. Being creative and putting your work out there is not easy. So to all – CONGRATULATIONS!”

Perpich 2022 Regional Scholastic Art Awards:
  • 7 Gold Key awards
  • 10 Silver Key awards
  • 29 Honorable Mention awards
  • 137 individual pieces and 18 portfolios submitted

Gold Key works automatically advance to national judging. In New York City, renowned creative professionals review Gold Key works from across the country. Jurors select work for national recognition based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.

National Awards will be announced on March 17, 2022 at

The 2022 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards will be virtual this year due to safety precautions during COVID-19.

Regional Scholastic Exhibition information: The Weisman Art Museum will be hosting a virtual ceremony for the regional award winners. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Scholastic Art Awards, regional scholarships, and hear from artists in the community as we celebrate the awards.

The Online Ceremony hosted by the Weisman will be on Saturday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. More details will be shared as the date approaches.

State of Minnesota Participation:

  • 74 schools submitted student work from across the state
  • 987 awards given
  • 223 Gold Keys
  • 275 Silver Keys
  • 489 Honorable Mentions

Wren Carter (Visual Arts 2022) received a Gold Key award. The piece is shown to the right. “It was a submission that was personal to me so I was anxious to submit but very proud of the results!” said Carter.








Ava Marti (Visual Arts 2023) received a Gold Key award. The piece, front and back, is shown below. “When I found out I won a Gold Key, I was so honored and grateful! I was most excited to tell my family back home.” said Marti.







Perpich Arts High School 2022 Minnesota Regional Scholastic Art Awards Recipients

Gold Key works are automatically considered for national recognition.

  • Wren Carter, Mixed Media AFAB
  • Quinn Karger, Painting Lady of Purple
  • Kristen Alexis Lacsamana, Painting (2) Shawna’s Pipedream and Alaala ni Lola, Digital Art Lay & Rest
  • Fox Lopez, Printmaking Strike a Pose
  • Ava Marti, Mixed Media Flotsam


  • Cy Christensen, Drawing & Illustration AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH
  • Amelia Foppe, Art Portfolio Mind Game
  • L. Greve, Painting Bedroom Angel
  • Elle Hall-Holt, Ceramics & Glass Wilting Tea Set
  • Alexander Johnson, Digital Art Wolves
  • Jaleela Mounsamroauth, Painting The Color Palette
  • Erin O’Daniel, Printmaking Exploding Ink, Aftermath
  • Serafina Petelin, Painting Feb.29.40
  • Helena Sucero, Digital Art Dysfunction
  • Trinity Welsh, Painting Masked Ikigai


  • winston becker, Fashion Pants002
  • fynn boylan, Digital Art Oh Hello There
  • Clara Buchner, Art Portfolio Bright Shadows In Dark Places
  • James Carothers, Comic Art Neo York
  • Bella Ebbighausen, Drawing & Illustration (2) Soul-less and Untitled
  • Izzie Fernandez DesJarlais, Painting (2) Spring Needs and when life gives you lemons
  • Josephine Geidner, Painting Don’t Worry About The House Next Door
  • iilen gillespie, Printmaking Listen Close
  • Blake Herrick, Digital Art Crazy
  • Aidan Kahl, Digital Art The Clock is Ticking, Photography Under The Road
  • Kristen Alexis Lacsamana, Painting Nounours Blue et Rose
  • Jasmine Lara, Painting Bubbles
  • Alex Lee, Painting Desolation
  • Tuesday Miltich, Art Portfolio Exploration of Nostalgia in a Time of Nightmares
  • Grace Niskanen, Art Portfolio Moments from the Quest
  • Eli Ogilvie, Printmaking pushing up poison
  • Serafina Petelin, Painting Nightvision
  • Seth Rakowski, Art Portfolio Internal Cataclysms
  • Caroline Rogan, Drawing & Illustration Apartment 4409B
  • virginia rush-reese, Drawing & Illustration IM LOSING IT
  • Jayden studenski, Art Portfolio Trip To Florida
  • Helena Sucero, Mixed Media Self Portrait
  • Alyssa Thoennes, Digital Art Savior
  • Olivia Thorpe, Printmaking Soul Sister, Painting Hide
  • Isabel Zelinka, Art Portfolio Identity