The students at Wasatch Academy have done it again — after performing highly in both sports and academics, five Wasatch Academy students were recently accepted to participate in the 2016 Utah All State High School Art Show. The art show ran from February 6 – March 26, 2016 at the Springville Museum of Art.
This year the Springville Museum of Art considered 979 different pieces of artwork from Utah’s finest high school artists. These pieces of work came from 95 different schools across the state — including private boarding schools such as Wasatch Academy — and of those 979 pieces, only 328 pieces were selected for display in the exhibit. The show is quite competitive, so it is quite the honor for Wasatch Academy to have five students participate in this event.
This is the show’s 44th year at the Springville Museum of Art, and each school — including Wasatch Academy — got to enter submissions based on total enrollment of juniors and seniors.
Different jurors were selected for the different groups: the painting jury group, drawing jury group, photography jury group, and the 3D jury group. All were reportedly impressed with what they saw, and had a difficult time selecting winners during the competition. Wasatch Academy students were just as excited to have their artwork presented.
Unlike other private boarding schools in the exhibit, Wasatch Academy bused all of its art students to the art show in support of their fellow students in their endeavor to be Utah’s best.
After the showing at the Springville Museum of Art, the featured artworks will travel to different museums, galleries, libraries and schools in Utah during the 2016–2017 school year. Those who win will be asked to come in person and travel with the show.
With state-of-the-art studio facilities, Wasatch Academy prepares students of all artistic mediums for success in college art programs. For private boarding schools with a dedication to the arts, choose Wasatch Academy.