RVC Honors High School Artists At The 30Th Annual Juried Art Show

Creating art isn’t just an expression of individuality and creativity – it can lead individuals wherever they want to go in life. And for nearly 200 area high school students, it led directly to Rock Valley College for the 30th Annual Juried High School Art Show, where their creativity and individuality are on display now through April 5, 2023, in RVC’s Educational Resource Center.

The art show kicked off on March 8 with an opening reception and awards ceremony. Hundreds of students and their families flocked to the event, and several lucky students were honored with awards that included top three, best of show, honorable mention, and juror’s mention.

Here is a complete listing of the 2023 honorees:

Best of Show

Christopher Brown, Guilford High School • Title: Chiaroscuro


1st Place

Yareidi Zarate, Jefferson High School • Title: Sleeping Beauty


2nd  Place

Margaret Zhu, Harlem High School • Title: Ginger


3rd Place

Lilly Stanfa, Guilford High School • Title: Untitled


Honorable Mention

  • Lauren Rider, Auburn High School • Title: Turbulent Eye
  • Humberto Carlos Hernandez, Guilford High School • Title: Self Portrait
  • Madison Buelow, Boylan Catholic High School • Title: Meet me at Midnight
  • Logan Johnson, Hononegah High School • Title: Bowie Revolution
  • Zoe Antczack, Rockford Christian High School • Title: Mavis by the Waves


Juror’s Mention

  • Recie Mae Bartels, Belvidere North High School • Title: Dark into Light
  • Molly McCulloh, Boylan Catholic High School • Title: Artist State of Mind
  • Emma Quittscheiber, Harlem High School • Title: Angelic Darkness
  • Adriana Pecora, Belvidere North High School • Title: Captured in Pain
  • Tia Boardman, Keith Country Day School • Title: Push and Pull

Congratulations to all of the winners as well as all of those whose work is currently on display through April 5, 2023, at the Rock Valley College Educational Resource Center. Displays are located throughout the lobby as well as on the 2nd floor of the Library. The event is free and open to the public.