"Participation is Creation" Awards Announced



Exist, participate, reflect, and create; a cycle that leads to greater understanding of one's sense of self. We encourage our student artists to harness their reflections as a way to power their creations in the studios and classrooms. The works by our EHS student artists preserves what it feels like to exist in this particular place at this particular time in this particular community. This exhibition is a repository of the collective memory of our EHS community at this moment and time. Enjoy.

-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department

(The judges for the Spring Exhibition were Jessica Kreutter and Adam N. Hess. Please see their bios at the end of the awards list.)

Photography Awards:

1ST PLACE: Olivia Forque, Evelyn

2ND PLACE: Lila Henningsen, Falling

3RD PLACE: Lilly Oren Flowers, Resin Tile


Isabella Goytia, Keep Going

Evan Ringwald, Cyan Patterns

Charles Galtney, The Light Show

Paul McGarry, Dock

3D Studio Awards:

1ST PLACE: Courtney Callahan, The Troubled Nobody

2ND PLACE: Jack Schaefer, Woven Reflections

3RD PLACE: Amy Williamson, Coral


Izzy Ehrlich, Eddie

Farah Farooq, Toothpick Lantern

Tatum Moore, Pineapple

Charles Galtney, Untitled Sculpture

2D Studio Awards:

1ST PLACE: Cassie Stewart, In the Neon Lights

2ND PLACE: Taylor Cross, View of Lake

3RD PLACE: Sriya Dev, MVP


Bella Vogiatzis, Head in the Clouds

Elizabeth Minton, Monkey Brains

Zoe Chang, Still-Life Study

Chloe Zagorski, Dappled Deer

Our Judges:

Studio 2D & 3D

Jessica Kreutter grew up in Denver, CO, received a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, and received a MFA in ceramics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Jessica has been a resident artist at Anderson Ranch, Vermont Studio Center, Art342, Platte Forum, Caldera, Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Red Lodge Clay Center. In 2016, she was a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant. Jessica has shown at Vertigo Gallery (Denver), Castle Gallery (New York), Site131 (Dallas) and The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. In Houston, she has exhibited at Art League Houston, BLUEorange and SITE Gallery at the Silos for Sculpture Month Houston. Most recently, Jessica exhibited work in the 2018 Craft Texas biennial at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Rotunda Gallery in Houston City Hall. Currently, she serves on the board of Box 13 Artspace, a non-profit artist run studio and exhibition space and served for three years as an advisory board member of ClayHouston. She is a full-time art faculty member at Houston Community College where she teaches ceramics and sculpture.


Adam N. Hess earned a Master of Library and Information Science from LSU and was named a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University in 2011. In 2012, Hess went on to New York City to become the Digital Asset Manager at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, where he curated the foundations' digital media collections until 2014.

Currently Hess is an Assistant Professor and Digital Resources Librarian at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. His major initiative has been to grow the university's institutional repository, ScholarWorks@Arcadia, as well as launching a Center for Scholarly Communication, which will serve the Arcadia community in all its research and writing efforts. Hess also collaborates with the departments of Art & Design, Theatre Arts, and Media & Communication, as well as teaches First Year Seminars, University Seminars, and Studio Arts courses.