$130 million+ in college scholarship offers this year to our art & design students

$130 million+ in college scholarship offers this year to our art & design students

Our Students received a combined $2,011,000.00 of those tuition scholarships.

Make sure to cheer on the students below who will be representing Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and competing for top prizes at the 2023 Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) hosted by Art ConnectED. These students are selected across 8 different categories or from submitted scholarship portfolios.

The IHSAE Main Event is on Sunday, April 23rd, bringing the best student artists from 100 Illinois, suburban, public and private high schools to compete and celebrate the power of art in their lives. All at the Bridgeport Art Center. Mark your calendars! The IHSAE features several unique programs for high school art students and teachers.

2023 Digital Galleries

The Northern Regional Exhibition

The Northern Regional Exhibition is one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student art exhibitions. Each year, over 150 high schools from across the state participate in this juried exhibition with the top entries in each category awarded prizes and recognition. This truly unique showcase celebrates artistic expression, achievement, and provides talented young artists with the opportunity to represent their school at a state level. McAuley students whose work will be exhibited include:

  • Jia Kamin, Pottery
  • Kathleen Ilarraza, Drawing
  • Mairead Doran, Painting
  • Ava Martin, Design
  • Lily Ryan, Mixed Media

You can view the artwork in the slideshow below!

The Senior Scholarship Exhibition

The Senior Scholarship Exhibition will exhibit some 300+ senior artworks and recognize scholarship offers totaling over $129 million dollars on top of other prestigious awards. The students representing our school in this exhibition are:

  • Ava Martin
  • Olivia Villasenor
  • Eileen McInerney
  • Esmeralda Escarpita
  • Meaghan Callahan
  • Kiara Marini
  • Maura McCluskey
  • Natalie Catchot

You can view the artwork in the slideshow below!

About ArtConnectED

Started in 2013 with the IHSAE, now Art ConnectED is 100% powered by teacher volunteers and has grown out of the passion they bring to making a difference for students, and has since facilitated $620+ million in tuition scholarship offers to more than 3,000 students. Art ConnectED advocates for the power of art with exhibitions and other incentives for creative exploration and connections to innovative careers. For more information go to www.artconnected.org or contact: Chris Sykora, IHSAE Director, at 773-251-3536 or c.sykora@ihsae.org

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Book Club is just one of the 40+ student clubs and organizations that we are proud to offer at Mother McAuley. Mighty Macs get involved and stay involved with over 94% of students participating in one or more clubs/organizations!

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Maggie Hughes '24 - 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner

Congratulations to Maggie Hughes '24 on being named the 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner!

The award is presented annually by the Heilmann family in honor of Erica Heilmann, who was recognized by the Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre Education and who passed away in 2018. It is presented to the individual who demonstrates, through the arts, character with compassion, leadership with understanding, selflessness with strength, and always a welcoming heart.

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