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Art "In All Things"

On Feb. 8, Omnia Art Showcase, “In All Things,” featured more than 130 entries by students from all grade levels. In its third year, the juried show awarded best of show, gold, silver, and bronze medals in 5 categories that ranged from painting/mixed media to social awareness.
The Latin translation for Omnia is "in everything." We chose to title our student art showcase Omnia to remind our students to search for art in all they do, said Katelyn Stiller, Gonzaga Prep art teacher. Stillar, who organized the show along with other fine arts teachers Katie Hall and Matt Boyle.
"I think a testament to our department is our students transferring their skills to other areas of their life. Be it other coursework, presentations, retreat materials, our yearbook, or personal entrepreneurial ventures," Stillar said.
Two of the award-winning students at this year's show are not currently taking an art class, but submitted photography that they took over the past year for their own enjoyment. "This is what it is all about. Instilling in our students a love for the craft of creating and finding art 'in everything.' 
Visual Arts is often a quiet, behind-the scenes-world; under-recognized, but always appreciated. We hope Omnia will continue to be an annual event that brings attention to the talented artists in our community.
Special thanks to the Omnia Awards 2020 Jury: Brad Hoppie, Stephen Pitters, Nicholas DeCaro, Vincent De Felice, Ben Joyce
The following is a list of the winners for each category. Winners received a gift certificate to Spokane Art Supply:
Overall awards
Jury's Choice, Gold Best of Show: Grace Hoppie Malum Malum 
Jury's Choice, Silver Best of Show: Caitlin Martin Juvenile Delinquency
Painting/Mixed Media
Gold Erin Dougherty, Lorna
Silver Nicolina Piccolo, Blue Daydreams
Bronze Grace Hoppie, Cuauhtli
Honorable Mention Annika Readel, Ceinwyn
Gold Lily Anderson, Metamorphosis
Silver Mia Puzzo, Out of the Woods
Bronze Mia Lewis, Starry Pup
Honorable Mention Grace Warne, Statue Still Life
Photography: Portraits
Gold Aidan Von Buchwald,t Dark Side
Silver Madeleine Saint Jame,s Mirror Thoughts
Bronze Haylay Shahpur, Deep Thoughts
Honorable Mention Ella Ossello, Hands
Photography: Other
Gold Joey Ellingson, Radio City
Silver Veronika Borisyuk, Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Bronze Calista Babin, Red Life Preserver
Honorable Mention Natalie Perrier, Fireworks
Social Awareness/Other
Gold Shannon Kinney, Street Art
Silver Kaya Guerrero, Help
Bronze Anikah Kienzel, Australia Ablaze
Honorable Mention Antonio De Felice, ASAP Forever
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