Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Sheboygan North High art teachers Dannielle Arneson and Frank Juárez will be presenting at the annual Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference in Red Wing, Minnesota in late October 2022. This year’s conference is a collaboration between two state art education associations; Art Educators of Minnesota and Wisconsin Art Education Association.
Arneson will be co-presenting on Interested in Becoming a Nationally Board Certified Art Teacher? This presentation will guide art educators about the process and how it is relevant for professional growth. In addition, a brief overview and an honest description of the work and time needed to achieve and maintain National Board Certification will be shared. Juárez will be presenting on Designing Your Very Own Virtual Artist Talks Series. In this seminar, attendees will learn how to design a virtual artist talk series centered on college and career readiness using readily available platforms to interview North art alumni.
This year’s conference theme is Collaboration, which will bring visual art educators from across both states for professional development, motivational keynote speakers, networking, and camaraderie. The National Art Education Association recognizes that the visual arts are grounded in the communities from which they come. Communities are complex, dynamic, and diverse. Communities bring people together and prompt individuals to identify themselves and each other as members of a group. NAEA members are encouraged to work with local, state, and national organizations that share common visions and goals. Resulting community arts collaborations can be nurtured through partnership projects and advocacy efforts.
For more information about this conference, visit wiarted.org.
Mrs. Arneson is excited to start her 20th year teaching art! This year she joins both Sheboygan North High and CHANGE Academy after spending the last 19 years teaching art to all ages K-12, in Howards Grove. In addition to being a Howards Grove alumni, she received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert College (2003), License in Art Education from UW-Green Bay/CESA 7 (2004,) and Master of Education in Professional Development from UW- Lacrosse (2010). Mrs. Arneson has been a Nationally Board Certified Art Educator and licensed WI Master Educator since 2017. She is a freelance professional artist and graphic designer.
When she is not in the art classroom, you can find Mrs. Arneson… well, all over. She remains busy with her three sons, husband, and dog at numerous sporting events, outdoor explorations, home improvements, and traveling in wonderlust. She appreciates noise, chaos, and never-ending projects as the entertaining parts of life. In her downtime, she likes to paint (oil is her favorite), draw in ink, or experiment with all types of art media in her home studio.
Philosophy of Education
Mrs. Arneson is a genuine, dedicated, versatile educator that seeks to create connections for, and with, students to embrace the necessity of creative thinking, the courage to create, and the understanding of the comprehensive nature of art as essential to the human spirit.
As part of her own curious personality and quest to learn, she whole-heartedly enjoys getting to know her students and learning about their backgrounds. As a former collegiate athlete, she recognizes that developing individual fundamentals is important; however, the ultimate success of a group, team, or class, depends upon how well the individuals can function together and grow. This understanding drives her to set a safe space in the classroom in which all are valued and supported. She finds being an art educator a huge honor to provide a collaborative platform in which individual creativity can be launched! Her students’ ideas continue to inspire her daily and give her hope in which their artistic voices will create positive change and impact the future.
Mrs. Arneson will be teaching Art Foundations 1/2 and Senior Art 1/2 for the 2022-2023 school year.
The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce that AP Studio Art student, Emily F, will represent our school at the The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin.
MOWA is having an opening party on Saturday, May 7th 2-4pm for the opening of three exhibitions – The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience, Marion Coffey: The Art of Color, and Khari Turner: Mirroring Reflection. The MOWA Teen Council will be sharing their collaborative zine in response to the exhibition (pay as you can donation), MIAD staff will be available to meet with students, and music and a cash bar will be available to enjoy. Remarks at 3:00. Looking forward to seeing you all there! (LINK)Every artist and submitting art educator will receive complimentary admission to the opening for themselves and 2 additional guests.
“There Is Still Hope”
acrylic on canvas
20 inch diameter
More students or friends interested in joining? No problem- everyone is welcome! Single-day admission to the museum/opening includes a membership that offers free unlimited access for an entire year. This starts at $15 for 1 person, $23 for 2 and $50 for a whole “crew”. If someone is already a member the event is free!
The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience runs from May 7 through July 3, 2022.
MOWA is located at 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
In this exhibition, seniors Megan Butler, Florence Butterfield, Emily Fisher, and Luecy Xiong display a sample of work that they have been working on since the start of the school year. These works are part of a larger body of work focused on a unique teen perspective ranging from fear to identity and the environment to growing up.
This film photo is one of my favorite pieces so far. The shadows and the stress really bring out the mood of this shot. This abandoned house has an interesting backstory. I wanted to capture its history by bringing out the dark shadows that it naturally has. When I look at this house, or even through the windows, there are so many things that scatter my mind. When choosing a title I wanted to choose an interesting point of view. I thought it would be very fascinating to have the walls of the building tell the story. Never would I have thought of this perspective before, but this point of view would be intriguing in any building. I hope to dig deeper into this house and do a shoot from the inside out.
11 x 14 inches
For this self-portrait, I wanted to create something that portrayed how I feel when I am photographing. By using a method called long exposure, I was able to create this abstract image. When I am photographing I feel as if I am disassociated from reality. There is something that photography provides that makes me feel like a whole new person. People do not see what is underneath just by looking at somebody or something’s surface.
12 x 16 in
Nature, no matter what it is, is beautiful. Whether that be plants, life, death, or decomposition. Decomposition can often be seen as unpleasant. Personally, there is so much more to it than revolting smells and sadness. The end of one life can also be beautiful. Instead of viewing death as the end of something, understand that there are many more opportunities ahead of you. Begin to realize that death is natural and beautiful in many ways.
“Spiders of Fear”
Polymer clay, wood, and yarn
11 x 11.5 inches
The spiders represent fear. It topples over one another becoming a mountain of anxiety. The anxiety is already sunken in the mind. Tangled up in its own string of web. Nesting where they feel safe. Absorbing the sounds from within not being able to use your voice. The darkness surrounds my presence, not being able to see or think.
11 x 9 inches
A greenhouse is both environmentally friendly and sustainable for agriculture. The benefits of this include reduced water consumption, the ability for people to grow their own food and know exactly what goes into it, and the use of ethical building materials such as glass. I incorporated all the elements of what makes a greenhouse sustainable in my piece.
8 x 8 inches
I was given the opportunity to be selected for the Innovator Fellowship, a program designed to allow students to create a project about which they are passionate. For my project, I chose to focus on the environment and create an opportunity for people to engage with the natural world. I’m accomplishing this by creating a storybook trail within Sheboygan’s Ellwood H. May Environmental Park. I’m creating and illustrating a children’s book displayed on signage along the Maple Forest Loop trail. My project aims to teach others how to be good environmental stewards through nature, physical activity, literacy, and art.
Pen & Ink
Sunflowers represent devotion and happiness. “Backstabbing” refers to the action of criticizing someone in a cruel/treacherous manner while feigning friendship. I portrayed the act of betrayal by illustrating the absolute trust an individual has lost. One’s kindness being taken advantage of is belittling, cruel, and dishonest.
“Sea Beyond the Horizon”
The overwhelming suffocation drowns the minds of many students. Some forget there is much more to life than a piece of paper- that there lies a bright light in the far distance awaiting them. I wanted to accentuate this magical-like feeling by incorporating sea life into my piece.
Pen & Ink
12.5 x 19.5 inches
We frame ourselves in a negative manner on social media. Constant comparisons, negative messages, and overwhelming hate feed onto an individual’s own esteem to the point of dissociating their online persona from their in-person self. Despite the drainage of one’s own mental capacity, many individuals continue to consume media out of helplessness, validation, and depression.
Mr. Juárez co-edits his third issue alongside Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts Magazine Editor-in-Chief. The April 2022 issue focuses on Contemporary Art in a preK – 12 setting. In addition, he has a published article on our artist-in-residency program. A big thanks to the Davis Publication/SchoolArts Magazine staff for another great issue.
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.
The NHS art department is pleased to announce its fall artist-in-residence. Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity 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.
Mr. Juarez will be presenting at the upcoming National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention in Minneapolis, MN. He will be presenting on the topic of Social Networking via Skype.
Since 2014, he has been Skyping contemporary artists into his classroom that he has worked with through a project he created called, Midwest Artist Studios Project. One of the project’s goals was to provide a way for art teachers and students to interact with these artists via Skype. Through this platform, artists and students had the opportunity to talk about the work they have created or in the process of creating. This exchange resulted in critiques, Q & A’s about each other’s work, or just the opportunity to talk ‘art shop’.
This Fall, Mr. Juarez decided to make these Skype talks more formal through a program he titles, “Skype Session Series”. Each month will bring a new artist from anywhere in the U.S. and beyond into the art room to engage in meaningful discussions, engage in constructive criticism, and provide the opportunity for his art students to begin networking with artists who are doing what they are passionate about. The artists are paired with students who are working in the same medium and/or genre. The sessions are screened for the entire class to participate in this experience.
NAEA received over 1,300 presentation proposals this year. Selection relied upon scoring criteria for the blind peer review and selection process. The peer review process ensures each proposed presentation receives three separate blind reviews that employ careful thought and consideration in terms of the Statement of Purpose and Outcomes, Organization of Content, Relevance of Topic, and Impact on Practice. The caliber of this year’s presentations was excellent—making the acceptance of 691 sessions (approximately 45%) highly competitive.
Some of this school year’s line up are Joe Bussell (KS), Andrea Guzzetta (CA), Jenniffer Omaitz (OH), Laura Nugent (MO), Laura Sims Peck (WI), Jason Rohlf (NY), Jay Riggio (CA), and Jane Ryder (IA).
L to R: In the Darkness, there was something of a light, Handcut Paper, Paint, Ink, Glue & Layered Resin on Wood Panel, 24”x24”x1”, 2019 | The Waiting, Handcut Paper, Paint, Glue & Layered Resin on Wood Panel, 12”x12”x1”, 2019 | The Movement of a Daydream, Handcut Paper, Paint, Glue & Layered Resin 3D Wood Assemblage, 18” x 13” x 1”, 2019
Jay Riggio, a self-taught visual artist, was born in Long Island, New York in 1978. Utilizing original source material from discarded magazines and books, Riggio’s work brings new life to once forgotten imagery through complex, mixed media collages. His works depict dream-inspired stories through unique, surrealistic visual pairings: a reflection of the artists interpretations on life, love, humor and the human condition.
In addition to exhibiting work in galleries around the world, Riggio has done commercial illustrations for brands like Gather Journal, The New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, Alice McCall, A24 Films, Lovesick Skateboards and more.
“After talking with Jay Riggio, I felt more confident with my art and myself as an artist. Since I’m still a student, and also unsure of my art, talking to Jay made me more confident and happier for my work. A lot of things that he talked about—not having found an “art style” yet, how emotions play a big role in his work, and his motivation to always try new things—really connected and stuck with me. Like him, I don’t necessarily have a set art style developed yet, and Jay further assure that I don’t need to quickly strive for one. Also, when Jay was describing emotions playing a big role in his works, I wasn’t really expecting emotions to be an answer, but I couldn’t agree more. I realized that a lot of my emotions also plays a role in my work and how I get ideas. When describing his motivation to keep trying new things, I saw that as very inspiring. As an artist, it is scary sometimes to try something new, and it also costs money. So, when Jay was talking about that, I saw it as inspiring that he has that ambition to strive for new ideas and new mediums. Right now, I have many things I want to try but I’ve been hesitant to try. Hearing Jay talk about this will keep me pushing through this and to explore more. This experience with him was a very nervous, but thankful and insightful experience. I hope I can grow more from this”. – Abbey X, grade 11.
Mr. Juarez will also be presenting on “Secondary Best Practices and Exemplary Lessons: In/Outside of Art and Art Education”. This presentation integrates the art world into the art room as a multi-dimensional approach to student learning, increase rigor, and college & career readiness.