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Aspiring Artist Showcase

Thank you to everyone who came out to the showcase to support these talented student artists. We hope they all continue to develop their skills and continue to amaze us with their talents.

2022 Showcase Winners

People's Choice Award for Best in Show

The people have spoken, the winner of the Aspiring Artist Showcase "People's Choice Award" goes to: "Self Portrait" Faith Hogan (Lincoln Way Central) 

Faith was also selected by our panel of judges and won 2nd prize in the juried part of the show. Keep up the good work, Faith! And, we hope to see more of your art in the future.


1st Place - "Strung up on You"  Yaretzi Morales (Stagg High School)  

2nd Place - "Self Portrait" Faith Hogan (Lincoln Way Central) 

3rd Place - "Natures Medicine" Sara Zimbron (Oak Lawn High School) 

Illinois Art Education Association Award 

"Trinity" Megan Brandt (Oswego East High School) 


Honorable Mentions  

"Sustainable Life" Alexander Peters (Oswego High School) 

"Am I Next" Danielle Donovan (Oswego High School) 

"Resilient Oaks" Madeline Pearson ( Downers Grove North High School) 

"Burst" Haley Ramos   (Lincoln Way Central High School)

"Wired" McKenna Carlisle (Hinsdale South High School) 

"Maturing" Jessica Zambo (Oswego High School) 

"Just a Touch" Anna Guzic  (Argo High School) 

"Continental Breakfast" Kate Lindsay (Oswego East High School)

"Nearly Friends" Nour Farache (Andrew High School) 


Orland Park Arts Alliance Awards 

"Beautiful Braids" Paityn Richards (Lincoln Way East High School) 

"Los Olvidados" Roberto Sanchez (Argo High School) 

"Time Machine" Isabella Levinthal (Hinsdale Central High School) 

"Burst" Haley Ramos (Lincoln Way Central High School) 

"Stencil of Dusk" Jill Crawford (Andrew High School) 

"Lost Touch" Sarisa Chulanon (Downers Grove North High School)

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The success of this Aspiring Artist Showcase relies heavily on the generosity of OPAA supporters.  Every dollar you donate goes toward bringing meaningful experiences to our community members, especially our high school artists participating in this showcase.
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