Higher Ground: 10th Biennial High School Art Exhibition

March 16 - April 28, 2019

Higher Ground, held every two years, features artwork by high school students from the Boise and West Ada Districts. Facilitated by BAM’s Education Department, the exhibition provides a professional exhibition experience for high school students, valuable preparation for developing a portfolio, and the opportunity to learn about the process of entering juried exhibitions.

In January, 355 students from 11 local high schools submitted work for consideration. Jurors Goran Fazil, Assistant Professor of Art at the College of Western Idaho; Astri Snodgrass, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Boise State university; and John McMahon, Artist Services Director at the Idaho Commission on the Arts, reviewed almost 700 slides of student artwork. The 2019 Higher Ground exhibition features 52 works of art by 48 artists.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum

Sponsored by

Mikel Ward & Kami Brant


IMAGE | Mayra Arellano, Capital High School, Grade 12, Dragon, acrylic on canvas. 2019 Higher Ground Publication Award.

2019 Higher Ground Artists

Mackenzie Alfred
Mayra Arellano
Peyton Badger
Keegan Birdwell
Olivia Christiensen
Ian T. Clifford
Juliette Crichton
Dylan Croner
Anthony Cukurs
Griffin Dance
Jordan Daw
Noah Dean-Erlander
Emma Gardiner
Josh Hagan
Andrew Hamre
Madisyn Hansen
Paige Heiner
Blake Herring
Molly Jacobson
Anne Jamboretz
Zach Knoll
Makenna Kuecks
Alyssa Lee
Sungbin Lim
Paloma Link
Emily Marshall
Lillie Mellish
Alexis Meyer
Hannah Minas
Aubrey Moorhouse
Brianna Myrick
Anne Nygard
Emily Porter
Sophia Prado
Hailey Rice
Margaret Rice
Spencer Rigby
Ethan Rollins
Jade Rueda
Adreonna Ruffell
Wes Sherman
Nico Shiverick
Linda Torres
Alexis Verheijen
Abbey Waldron
Winter Warchol
Bella Wildt
Kaelee Wisser

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