Nohr Gallery to celebrate regional high school artists

Nohr Gallery will host a reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Regional Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP) High School Art Show on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m. in the gallery. Forty-five artworks created by 40 regional high school students will be celebrated during the event.

“This collection of artworks is really something to be proud of for these young up-and-coming artists,” said Nohr Gallery Manager Cameren Hill. “This exhibition provides regional high school teachers the opportunity to work with their students and give them a taste of what it’s like to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery setting.”

The reception will allow the high school students, their families and their communities to see their work and share in their success. Participating high schools include:

  • Cuba City School District
  • Darlington High School
  • Dodgeville High School
  • Mineral Point High School
  • Platteville School District
  • Potosi School District
  • River Valley High School

Speeches will also be made during the event by Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA) President Jeanne Ferreira and the show’s judge, UW-Platteville Art Lecturer Jacob Bautista.

According to the AWA website, the winning pieces selected from this competition will be invited to enter the annual AWA State Conference exhibit where they may qualify for cash awards and the opportunity for the student to have their artwork published in the AWA Annual Color Catalog.

“I hope this is the first of many times these students are able to see their work displayed on gallery walls during their artistic journeys,” said Hill. “It’s not uncommon to be unsure about where life will take you after high school, so it’s really neat to have Nohr Gallery play a role in shaping these students’ interest in the arts, whether that be a future career in art or just always holding on to that passion to continue to take chances and create.”

The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery is located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall on the UW-Platteville main campus. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.