SPHS State Visual Arts award winners

Saint Peter High School’s visual arts program had 18 students earn either superior, excellent or honorable mention ratings in the 2024 Section 2AA Visual Arts Festival, held this year at Shakopee High School on Friday, April 26th. SPHS art instructor, Eva Hendrickson, is the advisor for the SPHS Visual Arts program.

(PICTURED ABOVE) Some of the SPHS Visual Arts Festival award winners for 2024 included (l to r), Casper Salisbury, Leilani Reyna, Nagore Caballero Mendizabal, Emily Sustatita, Nevaeh Swanson, Emma Allen, and Macy Portner. Not pictured are Ella Fritsch, Alexandra Hernandez, Robin Hibscher, Gavin Powers, Belle Putz, Chayton Gransee, Rocio Romero, Phoenix Shane, Brooklyn Schmidt, Ashley Vogt, and Ahna Herron.

The Section 2AA competition had students showcase their best artwork from this school year and compete against their peers. The visual arts categories include drawing, painting, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, crafting and printmaking. The SPHS winners at the Section 2AA Visual Arts Festival included the following:

Ella Fritsch (12th grade) - Ceramic Vessel (In Bloom)
Nagore Caballero Mendizabal (11th) - Table Loom Weaving (Twisted Yarns)
Leilani Reyna (11th) - Ink/Watercolor Mixed Media (Fragility)
Alexandra Hernandez (10th) - Ceramic Bowl (Cat Bowl)
Robin Hibscher (10th) - Ceramic Plate (Mandala Plate)
Casper Salisbury (9th) - Colored Pencil Drawing (Realism to Abstraction)
Phoenix Shane (11th) - Linoleum Block Cut Print (Innermost Beauty)

Gavin Powers (12th) - Ceramic Sculpture (Gar Fish)
Belle Putz (12th) - Ink/Watercolor Mixed Media (Owl Moon)
Chayton Gransee (11th) - Table Loom Weaving (Teddy Bear)
Rocio Romero (11th) - Computer Based Artwork (Overwhelming Desire)
Emily Sustatita (11th) - Watercolor Painting (Unable To)
Emma Allen (10th) - Linoleum Block Cut Print (Turn to the Light)
Macy Portner (10th) - Acrylic Painting (The Pomelo Orange)
Brooklyn Schmidt (10th) - Ceramic Sculpture (Raccoon)
Ashley Vogt (10th) - Mixed Media (Paradise)
Nevaeh Swanson (9th) - Pencil Drawing (Youth)

Ahna Herron (10th) - Acrylic Painting (The Big Debate)

Other schools competing in Section 2AA, in addition to SPHS, included: Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Chanhassen, Chaska, Delano, Hutchinson, Jordan, Mankato East, Mankato West, Mound Westonka, New Prague, Orono, Prior Lake, Richfield, Shakopee, Waconia, and Worthington, 

To view all of the SPHS students’ work that earned an Excellent or Superior rating in the Section 2AA Festival please click HERE.