Paramount HS Art Exhibition

As part of AAUW’s mission to advance gender equity and celebrate the arts, the Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch participates in and recognizes two 2D and two 3D artists among the Paramount Center for the Arts’ annual Juried High School Art Exhibition.

The show and competition complements the work of area art teachers and allows students to participate in an arts-based experience among peers. The show generally features the work of about 100 area students.


2024 AAUW Selections

In 2024, a team of AAUW judges recognized these  artists for their outstanding work as part of the 2024 Juried High School Art Exhibition.


2-D Artist
Lydia Holmgren, Sartell

3-D Artist
Synnove Lumley, Senior, Elk River

Judges Comments

“Colorful, wonder (a self-portrait of the artist as a child) portrays a young girl as a curious, bright-eyed girl who will grow up and make a great future AAUW member.”

“The necklace ‘The Light Below’ is a message of resilience and courage for every girl.”

Our Committee

  • Kathryn Gainey, arts educator
  • Joyce and Dennis Hummel
  • Mary Lou Lenz, arts advocate

We are grateful to the St. Cloud area high school art educators for their guidance and expertise and to the Paramount Center for the Arts for continuing to be a strong supporter for the arts through education and community support.