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Exhibiting Excellence 2017

39th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Art Educator's Submission Packet 2017

Feb. 12 - March 19
Opening Reception: Feb 12, 2-4 p.m.
with Awards at 3 p.m.

Exhibiting Excellence

Poster by Ali Cornelius
Puxico High School
Peggy Parsley, art teacher
High School Art Exhibition: Exhibiting Excellence

The “39th Annual High School Art Exhibition: Exhibiting Excellence” will be displayed beginning Feb. 12 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The public is invited to an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 12, with awards announced at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until March 19. Admission is free.

High School art instructors from this region have submitted the finest original works by their students in grades 11 and 12 in the following categories: Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Photography, Fibers, Drawing, and Painting.

Student works will be awarded in each category. The Art Department at Southeast Missouri State University will again present a $1,000.00 scholarship to the student who receives the Best-In-Show Award at the Annual High School Art Exhibition if the student attends Southeast Missouri State University as an Art major next year. The Art Academy Award will be given to a junior for outstanding work; this junior will receive a scholarship to attend one of the University’s summer Art Academy workshops.

The pieces selected for this show have been determined by this year’s juror, Dr. Barbara Bickel, associate professor of art education and director of women, gender & sexuality studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Bickel earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from The University of British Columbia, Canada and her BFA in Painting from the University of Calgary, Canada.

As an artist, researcher, and educator, Dr. Bickel teaches art as an inquiry and interdisciplinary meaning making process. Her current art and research interests include arts-based inquiry methods, socially engaged art, mixed media art, installation art, moving image video art, collaboration, matrixial theory, and restorative and transformative learning. Her art and performance rituals have been exhibited and performed in the US and Canada since 1991.

Dr. Bickel is a co-founder of the Gestare Art Collective, (, committed to honoring and practicing gestation as an artful form of inquiry and pedagogy. She recently co-edited a book entitled Arts-Based Research & Contemplative Practices in Research & Teaching and is editor in chief of a new international book series called Arts Based Educational Research with Springer Press. Her articles on arts-based inquiry and a/r/tography have been published in numerous journals and book chapters. To view her art portfolio and arts-based research on-line visit

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email


River Campus, 175 Cultural Arts Center
Crisp Museum
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701