Student Awards – High School Juried Art Exhibition 2020

We are excited to announce the student awards for the Paramount Center for the Arts High School Juried Art Exhibition!
We are so impressed by all of the artwork our young area artists have created for this exhibit.  The Paramount would like to thank all of the students, teachers, sponsors, and our community for their continued support for the arts.

Thank you Stringline Productions for creating this video.

We have two awards that were given to two students for their exceptional artwork on behalf of the American Association of University Women.  Here are their remarks on how they chose the artwork:

The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The selection of the AAUW awards was made by four members: an artist, an arts educator, an art historian, and an arts advocate. These awards were selected using the criteria of composition, craftsmanship, process, and expressive qualities. All of the high school student’s submissions were high quality and impressive. The AAUW judges seriously considered the entire exhibition in determining the winners by mutual agreement.

We are grateful to the area high school Art educators for their guidance and expertise and to the Paramount for continuing to be a strong supporter for the Arts through education and community support.

AAUW 2-D Award Winner $300

  • Minerva, Ellise Fedor, Sauk Rapids High School

AAUW 3-D Award Winner $300

  • Becoming Beautiful, Jolea Osborne, Elk High School

Paramount Center for the Arts High School Juried Arts Exhibition


  • Grand Prize $500: Fruit Loops, Hannah Nelson, Zimmerman


2D Award Winners

  • 1st $400:  Echo, Ella Ovall, Elk River High School
  • 2nd $300: FRaNK, Erin Yager, Monticello
  • 3rd $200: One Dream, Abigale Larson, Zimmerman
  • 4th $100: VD, Ashley Nordquist, Tech
  • Honorable Mention $50:Spiral Bound, Abigail Molldrem, Annandale


3D Award Winners

  • 1st $400:Blue Iris, Eli Bicek, Elk River
  • 2nd $300: Spirit Bear Paw, John Humphreys, Monticello
  • 3rd $200: Becoming Beautiful, Jolea Osborne, Elk River
  • 4th $100: Sunflower Sickness, Brooke Thole, Big Lake
  • Honorable Mention $50: Remembrance Poppies, Katrina Green, Tech

Congratulations to all of the students

who participated in this exhibit!