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22nd Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition

Two Osseo Senior High art scholars have been selected to be featured in the 22nd Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition.

Lindy Oujiri was selected for her work Lantern (below left), and Kendall Potratz was selected for her work Two Harbors' Basket (below right). Their FOCUSED pursuit of artistic excellence exemplifies the creative capacities of our art scholars and instructors.

lindy oujiri lantern  kendall potratz two harbor's basket


The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for K-12 scholars in the United States. This year's juror was Professor Eva Kwong of Kent State University. The show is designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The NCECA conference is the preeminent ceramic event in the US annually, gathering professionals from universities, colleges, museums, art galleries and the ceramic arts world to a host city to view exhibitions, demonstrations, talks, and other ceramic events. For that week, the host city is the world capital of ceramics. This year Minneapolis will be the host site. The show will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 27 to March 29, 2019

For more information about the event, please visit The National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition Foundation site.

2019 Minnesota Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards

Osseo Senior High’s Visual Arts students performed well at the 2019 Minnesota Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Demonstrating talent in the areas of Ceramics, Photography, Drawing, Painting, and Jewelry, OSH students earned a total of 34 awards competing against 3,746 art entries from schools across the state.  Their FOCUSED hard work and dedication show Osseo Excellence, and we are proud of their achievements.  Awarded Artwork will be on display at the University of Minnesota in the Regis West Gallery from February 5 - 23, 2019. The gallery is open from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The Awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates and many others.

To see the art, access a shared folder with images of the work.

Congratulations to the following students (Awards listed by name and medium):

Gold Key Awards

Photography: Maegan Lenertz

Ceramics: Jack White, Daman Lingasin, Maddie Gilbertson

Silver Key Awards

Digital Art: Tatum Sherner

Photography: Sydney Masteller, Ava Thompson

Comic Art: Mykala Ericksen

Ceramics: Hannah Carmon (3 awards), Jack White, Stephanie Torres, Anna Corona, Kendall Potratz


Honorable Mention

Ceramics: Jack White (2 times), Hannah Carmon (3 times), Daman Lingasin (4 times), Lindy Oujiri, Jordan Glenn, Michael Gorman, Griffin Geraghty, Kendall Potratz

Painting: Theelee Vang

Photography: Sydney Masteller

Drawing: Kelly Xiong, Mykala Ericksen