June 2021 Arts Newsletter

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The Arts News & Notes | June 2021

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Art Show

Celebrate the Arts!

Superintendent Reykdal captured the essence of the 2021 Superintendent’s High School Art Show when he said,

This year, we saw incredible work by young artists grappling with this moment, from the global pandemic to racism and social injustice,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “Their work is a testament to the power of the arts, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to see and celebrate the work of our students.”

If you’d like to be inspired by this showcase of arts education in Washington, you can see the entire program here. You can see all of the entries in this year’s art show here.

Beyond an abundance of amazing visual art, this year’s show also featured the performing arts. We’d like to thank the Blackhawk Singers from the Lummi Nation School, Ferris High School’s Advanced Percussion Band, student officers from WA Thespians and the Puget Sound All Girls’ Film Festival.

Additional highlights from the Art Show:

  • This year art show award recipients will receive a special glass tile designed and made by students with Hilltop Artists with a wooden base crafted by students in the Rochester High School Career & Technical Education program.
  • For the first time, Central Washington University presented the Art & Change Scholarship Awards, providing two students with $2,000 scholarships.

We appreciate the many, many people and organizations who come together to make the art show possible. In particular, we want to thank the coordinators of the regional art shows at the Educational Service Districts across the state, and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA), who has been a longtime partner with the art show in recognizing excellence in the visual arts.

Thank you for all that you do in service of the arts in education,

Janet Hayakawa, Program Supervisor
The Arts - Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Cell/Text: 360-764-6157


48th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show Award Recipients


Superintendent's Choice Award

Taylor Yingshi “Parallels” 

Teacher: Mark Moody

Issaquah High School, Issaquah School District, ESD 121

A pause

Governor's Choice Award

Clover Navarro, “A Pause” 

Teacher: Janice Wagner

Bremerton High School, Bremerton School District, ESD 114


OSPI Staff Choice Award

Anna Ignatovich, “Being (series)”

Teacher: Dawn Wyatt

Lake Washington High School, Lake Washington School District, ESD 121


Jurors’ Choice Award 

Islay Ross, “Kitchen Window” 

Teacher: Andrew Anderson

Friday Harbor High School, San Juan Island School District, ESD 189

Jurors’ Choice Award

Amie Makela, “It Devours”

Teacher: Tamara Hoodenpyl

Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, ESD 112

It devours

Eyes of the old

Jurors’ Choice Award

Camille Steckler, “Eyes of the Old” 

Teacher: Jaimie Terada

Lopez Island High School, Lopez Island School District, ESD 189


Jurors’ Choice Award

Audrey Moehring, “Geometry”

Teacher: Sean Morrison

Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, ESD 112



Allied Arts Foundation Award

Haley McCarthy, “Tuesday Nights in the City”

Teacher: Katy Govan

Timberline High School, North Thurston Public Schools, ESD 113

Association of Washington School Principals Award

Mia Dufault, “In the Shadows”

Teacher: Carole Huls

A.C. Davis High School, Yakima School District, ESD 105

in the shadows

Wednesday afternoons

ArtsEd Washington Award 

Cecelia Baldwin, “Wednesday Afternoon”

Teacher: Joshua Everson

Olympia High School, Olympia School District, ESD 113

InspireWA Award

Iris Rogel, “Baby Leo” 

Teacher: Melissa Deckman

Bonney Lake High School, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, ESD 121

Baby Leo

Big Blue Whale

Professional Educator Standards Board Award

Ryan Cunningham “Big Blue Whale”

Teacher: Joshua Everson

Olympia High School, Olympia School District, ESD 113

State Board of Education Award

Ashley Santana, “Isolation”

Teacher: Alan Pace

Cashmere High School, Cashmere School District, ESD 171


Summer Days

WA Art Education Association Award

Yuki Kondo, “Summer Days”

Teacher: Joshua Everson

Olympia High School, Olympia School District, ESD 113

WA Association of School Administrators Award

Linsey Scarlett, “Contours of Flathead”

Teacher: Jenne Hatcher

Mt. Spokane High School, Mead School District, ESD 101


Dressed Wounds

WA Education Association Award

Lauren Butterworth, “Dressed Wounds”

Teacher: Jordan Swain

Redmond High School, Lake Washington School District, ESD 121

WA State School Directors’ Association Award

Tyler McKinley, “Change Sings”

Teacher: T.J. Frey

Kelso High School, Kelso School District, ESD 112

Change sings

Art Show Honorable Mention Award Recipients


Honorable Mention Award

Anthony Browning, “Chronophobia”

Teacher: Angelika Wilson-Wipp

Mt. Spokane High School, Mead School District, ESD 101

Honorable Mention Award

Angela Bai, “The Perfect Symphony”

Teacher: Dawn Adams

Central Kitsap High School, Central Kitsap School District, ESD 114

Perfect Symphony


Honorable Mention Award

Morgan Madder, “Dr. Strange”

Teacher: Victoria Gravenslund

Kamiakin High School, Kennewick School District, ESD 123

Honorable Mention Award

Carter Williams, “God of Music”

Teacher: Grant Johnston

West Valley High School, West Valley School District, ESD 105

God of Music

Blue Nesting Bowls

Honorable Mention Award

Nora Abelsen, “Blue Nesting Bowls”

Teacher: Donald Collins

Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee School District, ESD 171

CWU Scholarship Award Recepients


CWU Art & Change Scholarship Award

Margot Massey, “Conscience”

Teacher: Corrine Leche

Kamiakin High School, Kennewick School District, ESD 123

CWU Art & Change Scholarship Award

Meredith Petellin, “Liberty & Justice”

Teacher: Randy Cook

Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw School District, ESD 121

Liberty & Justice

If you would like to have your students participate in the 2022 Superintendent’s HS Art Show, please contact your local Educational Service District.