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Big awards for small art

Four student-artists captured several honors in the annual Chicago Area 4 X 5 Art Exhibit. This regional exhibit displays student artwork from 62 schools with more than 2,000 pieces entered, measuring 4x5 inches, created from the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, relief, sculpture, computer generated imagery, printmaking, and mixed media.

Of the 1,000 art pieces submitted, just 154 works were selected to receive awards. 1st, 2nd 3rd place and 10% from each category earned Honorable Mention. Winning students had their work recognized at a virtual opening scheduled earlier this week.

A virtual Portfolio Day is available for students. Participants will have an opportunity to make connections with 21 art colleges art around the United States. In addition, virtual workshops will be offered to students.

The following students received recognition:                       

Makayla Lefebvre, senior: 1st place Relief                                               

Marina Neskovic, junior: Honorable Mention Relief

Anna Pimentel-Saavedra, sennior: Honorable Mention Computer Generated        

Madelyn Weiland, senior: Honorable Mention Drawing