DG South students win Scholastic Art Awards

The Fine Arts Department at Downers Grove South High School has announced the results of the judging from the 2021 Chicagoland Area Regional Scholastic Art Awards held at Downers Grove North High School.

Six hundred ninety five student artists representing 109 arts educators submitted 1,739 works for adjudication. Four hundred seventy five total works were honored with recognitions. Downers Grove South High School visual artists merited 27 awards, including five Gold Key awards, seven Silver Key awards and 15 Honorable Mention awards.

While COVID-19 necessitates a virtual exhibition, the honor for students to be recognized through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is untarnished.

Art teachers from both North and South high schools played an important role in putting the exhibition together.

“We are exceedingly proud of both the process followed by our student artists, and, of the products they all create.” said Glenn Williams, fine arts department chairman at Downers Grove South. “Scholastic Art Awards represent a high point of artistic achievement for a high school visual artist.

“We also congratulate our visual art faculty for mentoring these students through the artistic process and for their spirit of professional volunteerism in all that they do to make this experience possible for students all around the Chicagoland region "