Fine Arts Spotlight

Osseo Senior High fine arts students create fantastic and stunning works of art in their classes. They are able to compete in a variety of state and national level awards competitions.

Scholastic Awards

Osseo art students had an amazing showing at the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards. Osseo students received 56 awards in the show. Students from around the state of Minnesota competed in 27 different categories of art. There are three tiers of awards: honorable mention (top 33% of entries), silver key (top 15% of entries), and gold key (top 5% of entries).

This year there were more than 4000 submissions from schools around the state. Gold and silver key winners will be on display at the Regis Art Center at the University of Minnesota from January 30 - February 17, 2018. An awards ceremony will be held at the Wiseman Art Center February 17, 2018 for the gold and silver key award winners. The gold key winners will advance to represent the state of Minnesota at the regional round of judging.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running awards, most prestigious competition, and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.

Below is a complete list of awards.

Gold Key


Annalise Groff - Simply Happy

Annalise Groffsimplyhappy


Eric Lundstrom -  Cimmerian Reverie

Eric LundstromCimmerian Reverie


Emily Steady - After Hours

EmilyStaedyAfter Hours



Ben Gilbertson- Springbok



Ben Gilbertson- Post-Historic

Ben Gilbertson Post Historic


Ben Gilbertson- Dominance Hierarchy

Ben Gilbertson Dominance Hierarchy


Cooper Goodman- Blue Textured Jug



Alexa Paulson- Pitcher



Micah Beisner- Quad Bellied Bottled



Silver Key


Yaquelin Torres - Abuelo

Ethan Spinler - Battle Scars

Annalise Groff- Safe Place



Isaiah Oliver- My Dog



Anthony Vang: Self portrait

Faith Her: Maya Prada



Alexa Paulson- Fluxing Sphere

Alexa Paulson- Stretched Vase

Gretchen Nistler- Cascading Leaves

Olivia Jorve- Use of Line as Surface Design Portfolio

Emma Hauser- Exploration of Texture Portfolio

Ben Gilbertson- Raku Jar

Hannah Carmon- Swirl Jar

Lizzy Clark- Exploration of Surface Design Portfolio

Spencer Boeder- Train Bottle


Honorable Mention


Samantha Goetsche – Light the Way

Lexus Yang – Autumn’s Heart

Eric Lundstrom – Ordinary 109

Qoustn Yang – The Girl

Emma Smith – Blurred

Emma Smith – Back in Time



Micah Beisner- Textured Mint Teapot

Micah Beisner- Toroidal Bottle

Spencer Boeder- Lighthouse

Spencer Boeder- Fountain

Spencer Boeder- Exploration of Sculptural forms Portfolio

Lizzy Clark-  Tree Jar Set

Ben Gilbertson- Golf Ball

Ben Gilbertson- Hydra

Ben Gilbertson- Octagonal Bottle

Ben Gilbertson- Slab Jar

Emma Hauser- Flower Vase

Emma Hauser- Pierced Vase

Emma Hauser- Belly Neck Vase

Emma Hauser- Feather Vase

Olivia Jorve- Braided Bowl

Kari McCarter- Mudpuppies

Kari McCarter- Hidden in the Wild

Mitch Mullenger- Basket

Alexa Paulson- Octo Jar

Hailey Shaw-Stevens- Amphora

Hailey Shaw-Stevens- Pierced Vase


Mixed Media

Karissa Erickson – Finding Yourself within the Chaos



Lauren Jackson – The Beauty Within

Leena Phan- Mother, Mteay

Kelly Xiong- Nephew


Music Spotlight


orchestra 2

On October 26, 2017, the Osseo Senior High orchestras, conducted by Dr. Christa Dean, performed their English Suites concert with works by Purcell, Handel, Warlock, Holst, and the Beatles.

On December 4, 2017, the orchestra presented a Celebration of Carols to kick off the holiday season with traditional carols from Ukraine, England, Canada, and Puerto Rico with works by Vaughn Williams, Holst, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more.

Sophomore violinist Jane Oh (below) was accepted to the ALL-STATE Orchestra, one of only twelve violinists in the state to receive this honor.

jane oh

Other events included a guest clinic with Dr. Mark Laycock from Wichita State University in Kansas and a masterclass with the Meadowlark String Trio.


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317 2nd Ave NW
Osseo MN  55369

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