Call for Submissions: Iridescence Literary Magazine

2022 Theme: Imagine

Submission due March 15, 2022

Iridescence Literary Magazine has some requirements for submissions. Here’s everything:

  1. Artwork (paintings, photos, drawings, etc.) – 3 submission limit.
  2. Writing (prose, poetry, flash fiction, etc.) – 500-word limit per submission.
  3. Must be appropriate for school – no profanity or inappropriate artwork.
  4. No plagiarism.

Incentives you can bring up for students to submit:

  1. You will be a published artist and/or writer (if we are able to win something from the NCTE awards, then they will be considered a published individual in an award-winning magazine). Looks great for college.
  2. It’s easy. You can submit any work you’ve made during school (as long as they follow the simple requirements).
  3. It can help get your artwork and/or writing out there. We are aiming to have the magazine printed and sent throughout the school as well as potentially the community!

Virtual Artist Talk with Erica Barringer, class of 2014

New to 2021-2022, we will be creating a new series focused on North High Art Alumni and what they are doing as young creative professionals. This platform provides us the opportunity to talk about various topics relating to college and career readiness and to share it with our students.

In this episode, Erica Barringer (class of 2014) talks about how her creative work as an art director in Los Angeles, the importance of meeting deadlines, and engaging in personal projects to balance work and life.

“The type of art I do in graphic design is bold and graphic, where I really try to express ideas in a clever, fun and entertaining way. I use typography, iconography, and photography to create visual communication pieces and design systems. While craftsmanship is extremely important to me, I try hard to produce art that goes beyond “pretty”. My goal is to create pieces that are cinematic and memorable”

– Erica Barringer

Erica Barringer is a Los Angeles based art director who specializes in advertising and entertainment. She uses photoshop and illustrator to design and bring visual concepts to life. She’s created a variety of work from logos, brand identity, presentations, out of home placements, commercials, and products.

She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 with a BA in Advertising and Advertising Art Direction.

She’s worked on clients such as Barbie, Samsung, Google, Quibi, E!, as well has been a Webby Nominee (2020), Young Ones ADC merit winner (2017).

This video is edited by Artdose Magazine. In collaboration with the Sheboygan North High School Art Department.

This series is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.


View past artist talks here

Spanish 5 Paintings On View – NHS ARTifacts Gallery

November 11 – December 31, 2021

After studying Spanish art, Spanish 5 students replicated a masterpiece of the artist of their choice. Using the Spanish language, students presented their work to the class, telling us why they chose that particular artist and piece. They taught us background information about the artist as well as analyzed the masterpiece.

Virtual Artist Talks with Karly Kainz, Class of 2015

professionals. This platform provides us the opportunity to talk about various topics relating to college and career readiness and to share it with our students.

In this episode, artist Karly Kainz (class of 2015) talks about how her interest in art has led her to pursue a MFA degree, using art as a vehicle for personal reflection and self-discovery, and realizing that happiness is important in pursuing a career.

This episode is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Beginning a new journey at New Mexico State University, Karly’s practice is currently in state of flux, entangled in a developmental and experimental phase as she begins a new body of work. After creating work for years centered around the climate crisis, her attention has been pulled in many different directions in response to the state of this past year. Looking at the global isolation indoors, she was forced to evaluate her space and the objects held within it. Her work is a conversation of the meaning held within objects and the ways in which material can alter that reality. Through the use of abundant materials, her work portrays a nonsensical reality of objects through altered perspective, scale, pattern and form. These works hope to further understand the psychology of how we interact with objects and the sentiment we hold them to.

Karly Jean Kainz is an interdisciplinary artist from Wisconsin who focuses on the materiality of object making. She recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with an emphasis in Print & Narrative Forms from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019. Since 2016, she has exhibited in several Milwaukee based group shows. Additionally, her work is included in multiple collections at UWM and in the Milwaukee area. Her work within the university has led to outside positions like working as a printmaker and graphic designer at the Theaster Gates Studio in Chicago, IL preparing for shows like the world-wide recognized Chicago Architectural Biennial in 2019 and designing for community spaces. Currently residing in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Kainz in studying to receive her Masters in Fine Art at New Mexico State University.

This video is edited by Artdose Magazine. In collaboration with the Sheboygan North High School Art Department.

Welcome Angela Johnson, Fall 2021 NHS Artist-In-Residence

Angela Johnson, Artist

The NHS art department is pleased to announce its fall artist-in-residence. Angela Johnson is a professional artistcreativity coach and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin.  She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Due to the nature of the pandemic, we have extended the option to artists to do their residency in-person or virtual. Angela will be virtual.

Click here to learn about Angela.

The 2021-2022 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residency Program is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Virtual art exhibition,”PSYCHE: Surreal Intuitions”, featuring new works by our Spring 2021 Artist-in-Residence, Liala Amin

PSYCHE: Surreal Intuitions features 20 works on paper by Spring 2021 artist-in-residence, Liala Amin. All works were created at her Milwaukee art studio in Walker’s Point. Due to COVID-19, we shifted our program to become virtual for the North High community.

This exhibition will run through August 31, 2021.

Psyche 

psy·che

/ˈsīkē/ 

“the human soul, mind, or spirit.” 

Who am I?

The answer to that question is found through introspection. Self-discovery arrives in soul-searching. 

The spirit moves in seasons, constantly forming and changing. To find meaning I turn to what my body and mind speak and translate dreams and emotions into free flowing images. This is intuitive making, letting the unconscious speak. 

Human experience is vivid and transformation endless.

Click here to access this virtual art exhibition.

How to navigate virtual art exhibition

View Exit Interview with Liala Amin. Facilitated by Frank Juarez, art department chair. Click here.

Thank you mosaic tile for Dulmes Carpet One

Mrs. Mattern’s art students have been recycling discarded bits of colored glass from past stained glass projects. They glue the glass onto ceramic floor tiles, then they grout their designs to make lustrous mosaics. Recently, Mr. Gary Dulmes generously donated 40 tiles for these projects, from Dulmes Carpet One. Mrs. Mattern attended the grand opening of Dulmes’ new store and presented him with a mosaic of his logo to show our thanks. 

North High Art Student Work Selected As Winning Design for Identifying Sheboygan’s Cultural Assets Competition

Share Your Voice. Share Your Vision.

On view June 13, 2021, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Green Bicycle Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center collaborated to identify Sheboygan’s cultural assets, to map the unique resources that make Sheboygan Sheboygan. By involving community members in every step of the process, we aim to amplify the voices of Sheboygan residents.

Senior Trent S’s proposal for addressing, “Representation. Culture. Investment. Community.  What do these words mean to you?” was selected as the winning design. Artists were invited to create their vision of the assets and opportunities in the city, illustrating their perspective of cultural asset mapping, and bringing their own creative mark to its portrayal.


Image courtesy of thee artist, Trent S.

Studio Visit with artist-in-residence, Liala Amin

On Saturday, March 20th Mr. Juarez took a drive to Walker’s Point in Milwaukee to see what artist Liala Amin was up to in her studio. Liala is our Spring semester artist-in-residence working virtually with our staff & students.

Liala Amin is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the facets of femininity through themes of spirituality, mythology, and personal identity. While painting is her preferred medium, her work includes mixed media paintings, drawings, and textiles. She flows between mediums to explore the intuitive nature of  art making. Amin considers her art a visual journal and an outlet to manifest introspection, storytelling, and process.

Amin graduated from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  in 2014 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fibers. Her work has been exhibited within Midwest group exhibitions and has received features in several publications. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Var West Gallery in Milwaukee.

About the Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence Program

The Sheboygan North High Art Department created the NHS Artist in Residency Program (NHS AiR) in the fall of 2014. This program is designed to expose, educate and engage the North High community to local and regional artists each semester during the current academic school year. Our artist in residence works with our staff and students for one semester (18 weeks). The AiR program is currently in its fourth year. 

The goals of the NHS Artist-in-Residence (NHS AiR) Program are:

  • to expand the experience of each student in the field of the arts, 
  • foster creativity, enrich education in any given subject, 
  • to present staff members with new ideas and options for instruction.

The 2020-2021 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence Program is supported by a grant from The Kohler Foundation, Inc.