top of page

57 Annual Student Art Exhibition Opening

The 57th Annual Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception took place at the Swope Art Museum this past Saturday. The museum was alive with the energy and creativity of over 500 student artists and their families. The galleries were buzzing with excitement and awe over the incredible talents of our community's young artists.


Each year, this much-anticipated show allows us to celebrate the vision and skills of student artists from across the region. Their works, spanning paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and more, embody the potential of these blossoming creators.


We were honored to announce the nine high school student artists who received awards for their exceptional pieces:


Merit Awards:

Mia Bowels grade 9, student of Leitha Stone from Parke Heritage High School for Untitled

Madilynn Young grade 10, student of Melissa Greenhalgh from North Vermilion Jr./Sr. High School for MY Life in Red

Asia Anello grade 10, student of Joni Sutherland from Northview High School for Eye of the Serpent

Chester Ping grade 9, student of Emilee Vicars from Terre Haute South Vigo for The Book of Life

Jaden Morlan grade 12, student of Addie Thompson from Terre Haute North Vigo for Lamb Chops


Curator's Choice Awards:

Sophia Crist grade 9, student of  Sara Laughlin from West Vigo High School  for Blake

Zoe Cope grade 10, student of  Dessa Frank from Greencastle High School for What a Geriatric Color

Benton Miller grade 10, student of Mindy Lewellyn from Terre Haute South Vigo for Hershey's Kiss

Gabe Bailey grade 10, student of Christine Pence-Ellis from Booker T. Washington for A Crinkled Atmosphere


Congratulations to these talented young artists! Their work truly shines.


The Swope extends our gratitude to the sponsors who made this exhibition possible - 1834 A Division of Old National Bank and the Mary Ann Carroll Trust. Thank you for your vital support of nurturing artistic expression in our community.

We also wish to thank the Alliance of the Swope for generously providing oil pastels as a gift for each of the talented student artists included in this year's show. What a wonderful way to inspire their continued creativity!


Finally, thank you to our high school guest juror, Tanmaya Bingham, for expertly jurying this remarkable show. Your kind and inspirational words during the award presentation resonated deeply.


The 57th Annual Student Art Exhibition will be on view through May 12th. We invite the community to participate in voting for the People's Choice award. Stop by the museum, admire the incredible works by these young talents, and cast your vote for your favorite piece. We'll announce the People's Choice winner before the exhibition closes. Whether you're an art lover or simply supportive of nurturing creativity in the next generation, we hope you'll join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these blossoming artists and the bright future they represent.


bottom of page