NAHS News: Summer 2020

Hot off the press – the NAHS News featuring our report from Sheboygan North High School Art Department. Being a NAHS Chapter has made a difference on how our students view and share the world of art with their fellow students, teachers, staff, administration, and district.

Reception photos: Scholastic Art Awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum

On Saturday, February 8, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosted its 44th Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony featuring a diverse range of student artworks from middle and high school art students from across Wisconsin.

We are happy to announce that senior, Lily-rose Butterfield received a Silver Key in photography.

The exhibition will be on view in the Schroeder Galleria until March 15, 2020.

On view: Johnson’s Mosaics at NHS ARTifacts Gallery

Mosaic Project 2019

January 24 – February 24, 2020


Students In Mr. Johnson’s Western Civilization class researched ancient Roman mosaics as part of their exploration of Roman History and created reproductions. Students were evaluated on their research and artistic creations including authenticity, technique and creativity. 


Students created the tesseraes or tiles out of old magazines. The color saturation of the pictures in the magazines give the final mosaics texture and depth. The mosaics in this collection were selected through student voting and represent some of the best mosaics in terms of authenticity, effort, and creativity.

Reception photos: Artist-in-residence Jeanette Clawson at Sheboygan North High School & student poetry reading

On January 16, the art department hosted its 11th artist-in-residence reception at the NHS ARTifacts Gallery. This semester our staff and students had the opportunity to work with artist Jeanette Clawson.

Senior Hailey G wrote two poems in response to the artist’s mixed media works.

First poem

Rolling and turning

Growing and molding

Never completable 

And end never attainable

Second poem

Piece by piece step by step

There’s never a start never a finish

Day by day growth goes on

Never a beginning never an end

Never completion

Only progression

About the Sheboygan North High Artist in Residency Program

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The SNHS Artist in Residence Program supports and enhances the importance of visual arts curricular integration across all disciplines at Sheboygan North High School. It provides the North High community with a hands-on approach to the process of art making through its resident artists, continues to nurture community building, and to be accessible to SNHS teachers as a resource. 

Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media such as but not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and mixed media.

This program has been supported through a grant by the Sheboygan Area School District, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Art Education Association.

North High art student featured in SchoolArts Magazine

Congratulations to senior Ashley E for being published in the February 2020 issue of SchoolArts Magazine. You can find her work in the Clip Card section of this issue. 

February 2020 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine
Colored pencil USPS large scale postage stamp. Currently on exhibit at the Sheboygan Post Office.

About SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.

Ceramic Workshop for North High Staff

On January 16, the art department hosted its first hands-on workshop for North High staff & teachers with the assistance from members of the National Art Honor Society. The workshop is divided into two sessions. The first session was to create a clay wall pocket. The second session, which will take place on February 6th is the glazing of the bisque ware.


Scientific Illustrator, Rebecca Jabs, visits North High Art Department

Manitowoc-based scientific illustrator, Rebecca Jabs, visited our advanced art courses today.

Rebecca graduated in 2016 from the Science Illustration Graduate Program at California State University at Monterey Bay, following eight years as a K-12 Art teacher in the Manitowoc Public School District. Rebecca freelances from her home studio.

Working both large and small across a variety of digital and traditional media, Rebecca’s work is an observation of nature with a hint of narrative. She gathers her inspiration through exploration of wild places, hours of birdwatching, and a desire to learn the names and relationships between the flora and fauna encountered.

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, we’ll be hosting more local artists from our community.

Visit www.rebeccajabs.com to see Rebecca’s illustrations.

Introducing our 2019-2020 National Art Honor Society Members

2019-2020 NAHS NHS Members

Holly Backus, Lily-Rose Butterfield, Adanna Carlos, Emily Jose Castillo, Alexandria Gable, Molly Geiser, Ayane Kubiak, Ava Lazarewicz, Areana Meise, Kathryn Schuchardt, ShyAnn Thao, Venus Thao, Sara Vang, Abbey Xiong, Luecy Xiong, Plai Kou Xiong, Mao Yang, Finn Young, and Angelica Zietlow.

2019-2020 Executive Board

  • Lily-Rose Butterfield, President
  • Sara Vang, Vice-President
  • Abbey Xiong, Secretary
  • Plai Kou Xiong, Treasurer
  • Angelica Zietlow, Historian

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce its second year as a National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapter. This is the first chapter of its kind in our North High history dedicated to the visual arts. 

Visual arts education is essential to 21st-century learning. As a NAHS chapter we will be utilizing the NAEA to stay ahead of developments in the field of arts education by being introduced to a broad perspective of important research, issues, and policy trends that are important. As a NAHS chapter we are connected to thousands of chapters from around the globe who are passionate about the integral role of the visual arts in ensuring all students to receive a high-quality, effective, and well-rounded education. 

We believe that the National Art Honor Society will contribute to our goal of getting our students college and career ready. In addition, introducing students to a diverse art offering beyond the walls of North High will expand their minds, to participate in new art experiences, and to engage leadership opportunities. All of which will contribute to their personal, artistic, and academic growth. Student success is very important to us and our commitment is to assist them in their journeys.