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Lewis University hosted 3rd annual High School Art invite

Lewis University hosted the third annual high school art invitational Jan. 9 to 16 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, on the university’s main campus in Romeoville.

The show included 54 pieces of artwork from 54 students at seven high schools – Romeoville, Lockport, Joliet Catholic Academy, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Plainfield East and Plainfield Central.  

Art teachers from each school were asked to submit the top 10 works of art from students, with all forms of media being accepted. The show included various mediums such as clay, paint, marker, charcoal, photography, ink and mixed media. 

Show was presented to Stephanie Dudley from Plainfield North for her piece “Untitled” (man fishing), a hand-built work of ceramic and acrylic paint.

Eight honorable mention awards were presented to these students:

• Samantha Scordo, Joliet Catholic Academy – “Swan,” clay

• Hannah Samoy , Romeoville – “Tranquility,” oil

• Fabiola Rosas, Lockport Township – “Rose Window,” tempera paint

• Maiya Munroe, Plainfield East – “Merging Lights,” photography

• Erin Gleason, Plainfield South – “Reflection,” charcoal

• Autumn Heipp, Plainfield Central – “The Privilege of Looking Down,” Copic markers

• Valerie Loeblich, Plainfield North – “Untitled” (black and white portrait of Mom), charcoal

For information about the The Wadsworth Family Gallery, email Natalie Swain at

For information about Lewis University, visit

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