Art Party

Nov 2020  |  Celebrate a longstanding commitment to creativity and innovative expression at the Art Department's annual exhibition showcasing the next generation of studio art and graphic design talent.

The exhibition, Nov 4-19, features diverse artwork of area teachers and their students. The Art Party, Nov 19, closes the exhibition with a fun open house and reception where selected students win awards for their artwork.

Last year, our Art Party featured artwork from over 20 area schools and we’re hoping to add to that number—the more the merrier! Even students not exhibiting may attend the party—it’s free!

Important dates

Oct 16

Deadline to let us know you want to attend!

For now, you can give us a heads up that you are interested. Later, we'll follow up to gather more information about the students and artwork you select.

You may select up to 3 students with one artwork each to be part of the exhibit. You may save work from this current academic year, or wait until the students create new work in the fall. Even artwork created independently by your “star” students during “safer at home” orders is eligible; it’s up to you!

Student artwork may be photographed and used for future Art Party promotional purposes, like the poster you have now!

Select 1-2 faculty members’ pieces to include. This may be you and/or one of your colleagues. We hope folks take turns.

Oct 26-30

Deliver artwork to UW-Parkisde.

Preferable drop-off days and times would be Monday-Friday from 10 am–5 pm

Please remember to include: 

  • Art Exhibit Protection Memorandum
  • Artist/Title/School info label attached to each artwork

We are open to all types of artwork and presentation methods. Below are some considerations, but please ask if have questions.

2D artwork (works 24” or under in height/ width are preferable)

  • Framed: Ready to hang with a wire/hanger attached
  • Unframed and Matted: Ready to be hung with “L ” hooks
  • Unframed and unmated: Able to be hung with clips or pins/tacks   

3D artwork (works under 24” in H/W/D are preferred)

  • All 3D work should be stable with all elements/parts securely attached


Nov 4-19

Art Party Exhibition at The Rita, Mathis Gallery

Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm (closed weekends and holidays). Information about the galleries can be found here.

Nov 19

Art Party and closing reception

Events begin at 3:30 pm—arrive when you can!

Want to join us for Art Party?

Share some details with us now, and we'll reach back to you later. Simply fill out the form to express your interest.

Express Interest

Past winners

Best of Show
Style |  Jamy Giles

Best 2D
Perspective Changes Everything |  Emily Paschke

Best 3D
Succulent Holder |  Abby Paskiewicz

Best Mixed Media
Pill Popper's Party  | Mia Scarlato

Honorable Mention
Loner's Paradise | Tristen Hahn

Honorable Mention
Midnight Dream |  Katherine Zuleta Bacaro

Best of Show
Tribute to Frida |  Mikayla Cartagena

Best 2D
Wayward Movement |  Carina Rock

Best 3D
Orange Flower & Skull |  Jenna Sheen

Best Mixed Media
This is America  | Sophie Budny

Honorable Mention
Hinged | Mia Bodanske

Honorable Mention
Happy Buddha |  Grace Kowalsky

Honorable Mention
Tae & Jimin |  Sophia Mercadillo

Best of Show
Phillip Amundson

Best 2D
Kelsie Barlow

Best 3D
Mia Grunze

Best Mixed Media
Gabriella Patino

Honorable Mention
Karen Gonzales

Best of Show
Pearl Holdeman, Bradford High School

Best 2D
Jay Parabhjot Singh, Reagan IB

Best 3D
Tyler Finnigan, Case High School

Honorable Mention
Elise Hoger, Prairie School

Honorable Mention
Kate McAlonen, Waterford High School

Honorable Mention
Kendrew Hayes, Indian Trail High School


Artwork details on page, in order of appearance: 

Perspective Changes Everything, Emily Paschke (2019 Best 2D)
Style, Jamy Giles (2019 Best in Show)
Loner's Paradise, Tristen Hahn (2019 Honorable Mention)


Edson Melendez  |  262-595-2188  |

Learn more about Art and Graphic Design at Parkside.

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