Congratulations to Senior Henry Burdsall whose art piece, Breaking Point, as selected as Best in Show for the 2018 Catholic High School Art Show! The piece will be on display at the Flats Gallery in Price Hill along with pieces from 11 other area Catholic High Schools next Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.
This year’s Elder’s Art Show will be held on Sunday, April 29th from 1-4. Students will be exhibiting works of art from all different medias and levels of art. A collection of Senior portfolios will be on display as well. The Elder Art Show, as always, is family friendly. Join us for the 3rd Annual Big Head Wrestling Tournament. Art Students will be constructing Sculptural Big Heads that will fight to stay alive in our wrestling bracket. Matches will start at 2:00 culminating with the Championship match around 3:00. We hope you will be able to come and experience this event, as well as, the award winning accomplishments of the Elder Art Department!
The Elder High School Art Department is proud to announce that three Elder artists had work selected for the 2018 Catholic High School Art Show. The students selected are Henry Burdsall '18 (2 pieces) , Patrick Leesman '18, and Simon Feist '20. For more information about the show please see the "2018 Catholic High School Art Show" tab.
Twelve Catholic High Schools in the Cincinnati area will participate in the Third Annual 2018 Catholic High School Art Exhibition entitled “Imagine Our Spirit” generously hosted by The Flats Art Gallery in the Price Hill Incline District from March 17th – March 25th.
Professors Keith Benjamin from at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Jonathan Gibson from Xavier University juried the show. They have curated a show that has a diverse range of exceptional work from traditional media to dynamic three-dimensional works. We are extremely proud to be showcasing such a strong group of students that represent the ongoing spirit and tradition of Catholic High Schools of our area. Join us for a catered opening reception Sunday, March 18th from 1-4 p.m. and vote for your favorite People’s Choice artwork. The scholarship winners will be announced at the 3pm awards ceremony – $400 will go to best in show, $200 second place, and $100 third place, plus a $50 gift card to the People’s Choice recipient. KB Partners LLC gifted these generous scholarships.
The exhibition was organized by Elder High School art teachers David Buetsche and Kim Plagge in collaboration with Mother of Mercy art teachers Theresa Murphy and Murray Dwertman. Over 50 works of art are expected at the show; participating high schools include Badin, DePaul Cristo Rey, Elder, McAuley, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Roger Bacon, Seton, St. Ursula, St. Xavier, Summit Country Day and Ursuline Academy.
The Flats Art Gallery is located at 3028 Price Avenue in the Incline Arts District of East Price Hill. Full exhibition dates and hours are Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18 (1-4 PM); Sat 3/24 & Sun 3/25 (1-4 PM).
Exhibition Run: January 29 - February 9, 2018
Exhibition Information & Field Trips
Works on Display: January 29, 2018 – February 9, 2018
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Opens: Monday, January 29, 2018 (9am to 5pm
Viewing Hours: Monday – Sunday (9am to 5pm)
- Monday, January 29, 2018: Exhibition Opens
- Friday, February 9, 2018: Awards Ceremony
- Friday, February 9, 2018: Last Day to View Exhibition
- Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11, 2018 (9am – 3pm both days): Deinstall
Award Ceremony: Friday, February 9, 2018
Awards Ceremony Venue:
School for Creative and Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
6-7pm: Presentation of Awards to 7th & 8th Grade Winners
7-8pm: Presentation of Awards to 9th & 10th Grade Winners
8-9pm: Presentation of Awards to 11th & 12th Grade Winners
For Parking Information
The Elder Art Dept. is pleased to announce that thirteen students were recognized for their work in this year's Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. The annual Scholastic Art Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students (grades 7-12) and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Elder's award winners include:
Gold Key Portfolio Award:
Nathan Schatzman, '18, Decay and Deterioration
Gold Key Award:
Bryce Martin, '18, Untitled Photography
Silver Key Award:
Luke Hastings, '20, Alone Printmaking
Bryce Martin, '18, Through the Light Photography
Quentin McFarren, '21, Confused Genetics Sculpture
Brady Sandmann Chicago Ice Photography
Honorable Mention Award Winners:
Eric Bley, '18, Long Day Photography
Willard Cluxton, '20, Monkey Business Drawing & Illustration
Simon Feist, '20, Black and White Mixed Media
Patrick Leesman, '18, A New Purpose Digital Art
Gabriel McDonald, '21, Tornado Drawing & Illustration
Gabriel McDonald, '21, Black and White Gravity Drawing & Illustration
Michael Onorato, '18, The Church Photography
Daniel Robben, '20, Girl Printmaking
Corbin Scholtes End of the Road Photography
Corbin Scholtes False Reality Photography
There will be TWO Open Studios this week. The first will be TUESDAY, DEC. 5th from 2:30 until 4:00. The second one will be on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th from 6:00-8:30 pm. Both will be held in the Art Room. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to work on Semester projects.
The Annual Art Club Christmas Party will be held on MONDAY. December 18th in the Art Room. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room. Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team! The Christmas themed movie will be Krampus. All current and former Art students are invited to attend.
There will be a sign up sheet in the Art room until Monday afternoon. If you think you may attend please stop by and sign up. This will help us figure out how much pizza we will need to order.
For Selections 2017 at the Studio San Giuseppe at Mt. St. Joseph University, tri-state art teachers were invited to submit two artworks each, in any media, that were recently produced in their classes and were representative of the quality of their art programs. Student-artists represent 41 regional high schools. There are 69 art educators participating in Selections 2017, and 124 students displaying their works.
The exhibition is open to juniors and seniors. The four students who are representing Elder this year in the show are: Henry Burdsall, Austin Gilkey, Patrick Leesman, and Nathan Schatzman.
Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University, at the crossroads of Delhi and Neeb in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314. www.msj.edu/ssg
Some of the Fundamentals of Art students have Altered Book Projects on display at the Westwood Public Library for the month of November. The Westwood Library generously donated the discarded books for the students to create their projects. The rest of the Altered Book Projects along with the students’ Mask Projects will be on display at Elder’s Library through the end of the year.
The students who have their books on display are:
Michael Faillace, Jackson Gutzwiller, Max Herms, Ryan Hofmeyer, Gabriel McDonald, Gabriel Neidhard, Kevin Schenkel, Matthew Telscher
The rest of the Altered Book Projects along with the students’ Mask Projects will be on display at Elder’s Library through the end of the year.
Every year the Elder Art Club volunteers to do face painting at the annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade. If any art students or member of the Art Club are interested in helping out this year please see Mrs. Plagge for more specific information. The parade is held on Thanksgiving morning.
On Saturday, October 7th, Elder's 4 participants in the inaugural Zoo Plein Air Contest had work hung in a show at the Cincinnati Art Club along with 16 other high schools. The 4 participants spent 2 days on September 30th and October 1st from 9-5 creating observational drawings from environments around the Cincinnati Zoo. Elder nominated Drew Brown, Henry Burdsall, Chris Conway and Gabriel McDonald to participate in the event.
Congratulations to all the students for their creative work!
BLINK will officially kickoff with the Future City Spectacular parade on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm. More than 2,000 participants, including members of local school, civic and church groups, will illuminate themselves and make their way on Vine Street from Findlay Market to Cincinnati’s Washington Park (just less than a mile).
Elder will be one of the groups represented in this amazing new parade by carrying the lanterns that art students painted. Any art students, art club members or art loving friends and family are invited to participate with us in this one of a kind experience. We will need to be at our location for the parade by 6:00pm. If there is enough interest we will try to organize carpools that would leave Elder at approximately 5:15, hoping to return no later than 8:30. If you or a parent would be able to drive, please contact Mrs. Plagge.
For more information on the parade and the entire weekend you can go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/ for more information.
The Art Room will be open for any students who would like to come and make art on the following dates and times (there will be more additional dates and times coming soon.):
1) MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd: 6:00-8:00 pm (Listen to 6th period announcements on Monday because the time may be extended)
2) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th: 1:20-4:30
The Annual Elder/ Mercy Art Club Halloween Party will be Tuesday, October 24th form 6-8:30 at Mercy High School. Art Club members, current and former Art students are invited. There will be lots of frights, tons of treats, pizza, a special showing of "Lights Out", and a costume contest open to all. $2 admission covers everything including dinner! Sign up sheet is in the Art Room. Please sign up before Z lunch on Monday. Don't miss this final year of scares in the Mercy basement at this awesome event!
There will be an Art Club/ Open Studio next TUESDAY, SEPT. 26th from 2:30 until 8:00pm. The room will be available to make your own art or participate in the Lantern Project for the BLINK parade that was discussed at the first Art Club meeting.
If you want to be a part of the Lantern project, but are unable to make it on Tuesday please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche in the Art Room by next Tuesday.
If you would like to know more about BLINK Cincinnati go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/about/?gclid=CJWcwIyvudYCFU1XDQodrFgEAg
Anyone who was interested in submitting a design for a possible hoodie, quarter zip or t-shirt please get them to Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche by next Wednesday Sept. 27th.
On Saturday, April 1st, the 2nd Annual Catholic High School Art Show held a Closing reception at the Flats Gallery. Elder Sophomore Drew Brown won the "Best in Show" award. His painting, "Tale of a Whale", was chosen by the the juror panel from the over 40 pieces selected for the show.