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D. 202 HS artists do well at 6th annual Lewis University art show

Plainfield – Two District 202 high school students won top spots in Lewis University’s sixth annual High School Art Invitational in January.

The two are among 20 District 202 students who competed in the contest. Ten area high schools competed in the show.

Plainfield High School-Central Campus senior Elisabeth “Elle” Ebersole won “Best in Show” for the colored pencil work titled Stag.

Plainfield East High School senior Zoe Hartsfield won Second Place for an ink drawing titled In All Her Glory.

The exhibit comprises 47 pieces of artwork in various mediums including mixed media, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, etching, and digital illustration.

The District 202 students chosen to exhibit include:

Plainfield High School – Central Campus

  • Sadie Childs, junior, Just Getting By, Digital Photography
  • Elisabeth “Elle” Ebersole, senior, Stag, Colored Pencil, Best in Show
  • Emily Guardado, senior, Unrequited Love, Clip Studio Paint Digital Illustration
  • Grace Ketchmark, senior, At the Will of Other's Mercy, Graphite and Watercolor on Paper
  • Grace Leeth, senior, Ignorance, Acrylic on canvas


Plainfield South High School

  • Linzie Cirlincione, senior, Tandem, Ceramic Clay
  • Layla “Leeander” Davis, senior, Teeth Shoe, Ceramic Clay, Honorable Mention
  • Emily Dawn Gawlik, sophomore, Found Object Sculpture Bird, Found Objects, Honorable Mention
  • Elizabeth “Noah” Negoski, junior, Kintsugi, Ceramic Clay and Glazes
  • Bella Soto, junior, Froggy Birthday, Paper Mâché and Altered Book


Plainfield North High School

  • Hannah Belofsky, junior, Watercolor, Untitled (Mother Nature) Honorable Mention
  • Abigail Davis, senior, Untitled (Melting Mugs with Painted Flowers), Hand-Built Ceramics and Glaze
  • David Joyce, senior, Untitled (Father), Acrylics on Canvas
  • Mia Latham, senior, Thanks, Acrylics on Antique Window
  • Eianna Tan, freshman, Untitled (Keyboard and Mouse), Hand-Built Ceramics and Glaze


Plainfield East High School

  • Rayne Branch, senior, Uptown Flow, Photography
  • Zoe Hartsfield, senior, In All Her Glory, Ink, Second Place
  • Jakayla Johnson, senior, Solid Turns Water, Digital Illustration
  • Monique Klepk, senior, Strain, Mixed Media
  • Jesslyn Wong, senior, Afternoon with Bread, Watercolor


Artwork was displayed in January in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery on the Lewis University main campus. An awards presentation and reception were held on January 19, 2023.

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