Virtual Annual Area High School Art Exhibition

Starting DateApril 10, 2020

Ending DateMay 31, 2020

Ticket Pricesfree

Event Description

The Phipps is currently closed to the public and has decided we cannot present the Annual Area High School Art Exhibition or the concurrent Teachers’ Art Exhibition in our Galleries as planned. Instead, in an effort to support and celebrate students’ and teachers’ creative work, we have made a “virtual exhibit” to be viewed online.


All high school age students from Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota were invited by The Phipps to submit an image of one recent original work in any media to be included in this virtual presentation of the Annual Area High School Art Exhibition.


The Phipps thanks the 89 students from the following high schools, including two homeschool students, for their participation: Clear Lake, Glenwood City, Hudson, New Auburn, New Richmond, Osceola, Somerset, St. Croix Falls, St. Croix Preparatory, Stillwater, and Woodbury. We hope you enjoy!


MaryLu Brown Scholarship for the Arts


This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior who will be majoring in art in the Fall. Winkie and Bill Coyne make this annual scholarship in memory of MaryLu Brown, whose life and love of art inspired many.

This year’s winner is Kiley Jo Mott from Clear Lake High School.

Kiley Mott, grade 12

Clear Lake High School


Acrylic, hot glue, and white charcoal on canvas


2020 Annual Area High School Art Exhibition Ribbon Winners


Each year, The Phipps invites a judge or pair of judges to award ribbons. This year’s judges were Ted Hansen and James Nutt. Hansen is an art educator who lives and works in the Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis. Nutt is an architect, artist, and instructor with a studio in the Solar Arts building. Their written comments about the entries they selected for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, as well as for “Exceptional Honorary Mention” and “Honorary Mention” ribbons can be found here.

This year’s ribbon winners are:


1st Place

Madeline Koltun, grade 12

Stillwater Area High School

Sunday Afternoon

Mixed media


2nd Place

Michael Finch, grade 12

Stillwater Area High School




3rd Place

Eva Erickson, grade 11

Hudson High School


Acrylic on paper

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