Annual Student Art Contest
Eighth Annual Student Art Contest
Get ready for another great Wisconsin public school student art contest!
This years theme is All Things Wisconsin! This could mean seasons, things to do, places to see, or people of Wisconsin, etc. Show us what comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin! Monetary prizes will be awarded to 11 individual student winners, and the “Loeymae Lange Memorial Best in Show Award” will be given to one student artist whose art exemplifies originality, expression, use of artistic elements, principals of design, overall presentation of artwork, and message. Learn more about Loeymae Lange’s legacy below.
We will be accepting art from April 1–May 5, 2023.
PRIZES: Thanks to our generous donor, up to ten finalists will win a $500 prize. One artist, whose art exemplifies originality, expression, use of artistic elements, principals of design, overall presentation of artwork, and message will be awarded the $1,500 “Loeymae Lange Memorial Best in Show” grand prize. Read more about Loeymae Lange below.
WHO MAY ENTER: Students must be enrolled in grades K–12 in a Wisconsin public school at the time the artwork is submitted. All work must be the original work from the student.
HOW TO ENTER: Entries must include the official signed application and a high-resolution JPEG image of the student’s artwork. Please use our online form to enter your student art. One entry per person.
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Loeymae Lange Memorial Best in Class Award
In honor of Loeymae who taught art at Cooper Elementary School in Burlington, Wisconsin for 30 years.
Loeymae was known for her paintings using watercolors, oil, and acrylics, and for her marble sculptures. She won art competitions from California to Paris, and her artwork is on display in homes throughout the United States. Additionally, later in life she became a professional photographer, particularly of clouds.
Loeymae was a strong advocate of the values of arduous work and perseverance. She worked hard to instill these values in her students. She promoted and encouraged her most talented students to participate in art competitions because it built the student’s self-esteem not just as an artist but as a member of our society.
To honor Loeymae’s legacy, her brother Dr. Paul Lange, and his wife June, graciously started an endowment in 2021 to help promote recognition and positive self-esteem for student artists.
“Try, you might succeed. If you don’t try it’s impossible to succeed!” – Loeymae Lange