Submit your Art!

2019 Scholastic Art & Writing registration is now open! Students have until December 5th, 2018 to submit their original artwork and writing to the competition. The STMA Art Department will help students register for Scholastic during SNAP on November 13th, 15th, and 20th.

Students can register on their own by visiting the Scholastic Art & Writing website. All students should select their educator as Ms. Halker-Saathoff, plus their teacher/2 additional educators from STMA High School. Additionally, please upload an image of each submitted artwork into Ms.Halker’s shared student folder on the STMA network drive.

Congressional Art Show

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, with STMA students competing in the 6th District, represented by United States Congressman Tom Emmer.  STMA art student Tyler Gfroerer is the winner of the MN 6th District and he will be recognized at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the end of June. Tyler’s artwork, a colored pencil drawing titled Ray of Color, will be displayed, along with the other winning works from around the country, for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

STMA donates 95 pieces of art

STMA art students generously donated original artwork to Art 4 Shelter, a benefit for Simpson Housing Services. This organization’s “mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness” ( The 95 pieces of artwork will be part an exhibit that includes over 1200 pieces of original artwork, all available for sale on Wednesday, May 9th, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The preview begins at 6:00 p.m., with the art sale running from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.