Posted by Dena Roland Woods on March 5, 2019

Get a look at some of the area’s up-and-coming artistic talent when the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College’s Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., hosts its annual High School Student Art Exhibition and Congressional Art Competition.

The exhibition kicks off Thursday, March 28 with a 6-8 p.m. opening reception. Students present artwork created in a variety of media, including paint, photography, clay, mixed media, graphite, charcoal and more. An awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

In addition to the SWIC awards presentation, the winners of the 12th Congressional District High School Art Competition will be announced during the evening.

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, be sure to stop by The Schmidt before the exhibition closes at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 4.

For more information about this exhibition or Schmidt Art Center hours, call 618-222-5ART (5278) or visit

Photo Artwork: “Anxiety” by Kelly Morrissey