Welcome to our Virtual Gallery!


This gallery features artwork by students from Portland Public Schools — all across the city of Portland! We hope you will be as inspired by the creativity of our students and teachers as we are. Click on the images to learn more.

PPS Art Teachers: Click the link below to submit student work to the gallery.

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Title - Volcano Eruption / Name - Eli K. / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 1 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Untitled / Name - Viva / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Flying over ‘Tar Beach’ / Name - Piper / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect
Title - Sunflowers / Name - Livia / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 5 / Theme - Other
Title - Volcano Eruption / Name - Alden / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 1 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

This is a photo of the volcano and the landscape around it that Aiden made.

Title - Self Portrait / Name - Meena / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Black Lives Matter / Name - Ava / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 3 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Anatomy Of A Horse / Name - Alice / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Reading Raptors / Name - Alice Koenig / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - A Serpent Over the Flames / Name - Alek / Teacher - Natalie Leivant / School - Alameda Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Other
Title - Silly Self Portrait / Name - Hadley / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Frame Of Art / Name - Meena / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 1 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Experiments with color / Name - Wendy / Teacher - Natalie Mew / School - George M S / Grade - 7 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I learned about the Indonesian art of batik. When I created by own batik, it helped me to appreciate another person's culture.

Title - Peacock / Name - Gage / Teacher - Natalie Mew / School - George M S / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Portrait of Louis Kaufman / Name - Charlotte / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Untitled, from the kitchen table / Name - Maggie / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - The Lady with the Ermine / Name - Finn / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Self Portrait of Louis Bunce / Name - Cole / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 1 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Frida Kahlo Portrait recreated / Name - Bea / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Lunch / Name - Levi and Miles / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Portrait of Louis Kaufman / Name - Nora / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Life of a Hunter: A Tight Fix / Name - Clara / Teacher - Mrs. Crawford / School - Hayhurst Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Community / Name - Elijah / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

“This is three people holding hands with beautiful trees and nature in the background. It represents community because it is showing people being together and holding hands peacefully, in a peaceful environment.”

Title - Desert Flame Unicorn / Name - Lily / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Symbolic Symmetrical Self-Portrait / Name - Leo / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 3 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

Leo created this work after analyzing and interpreting art by Frida Kahlo. Third graders learned about symbolism, symmetry, and facial proportions as they created self-portraits from observation.

Title - Anger Monster / Name - Desmond / Teacher - Kawaji / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art
Title - Untitled / Name - Miles / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Basket Of Art / Name - Meena / Teacher - Kawaji / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Flowers Of Art / Name - Meena / Teacher - Kawaji / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - As it Stares Back / Name - Sophia / Teacher - Kellie May / School - Roosevelt / Grade - 11 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - Huichol Deer / Name - Zandy / Teacher - Natalie Leivant / School - Alameda Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Other
Title - Standing Up / Name - Rosemary / Teacher - jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

The hummingbird is standing. I worked hard on it.

Title - Fairy Forest / Name - Cora / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - The Market / Name - Molly / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

Kindergarteners explore the basic elements of art throughout the year through a variety of art materials. With this painting, Molly experimented with using brushstrokes to create a variety of lines, and then she explored using primary colors to mix new colors. Wassily Kandinsky inspired this abstract painting.

Title - City Life / Name - Ryan / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I unintentionally created this piece as a symbol of our lives at this moment, in quarantine. Inside the light bulb lies a city of health, happiness, and prosperity, whose inhabitants live without a care in the world, free as birds. But we all know how easily the light bulb shatters, don’t we?

Title - On the Chopping Block / Name - Cooper / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan Middle School / Grade - 7 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

Using a paper cutout of a pig to frame my perspective image, I took the idea of a pig quite literally. Since we eat pigs, I chose to represent the pig with a cutting board and knife.

Title - Fran Gogh / Name - Chloe / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan Middle School / Grade - 7 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art

Spoofing a Van Gogh self-portrait, I did a collage of my dog Franki. I thought it was funny because they have the same colored beards! I call it "Fran Gogh" after the artist.

Title - Mountains at Night / Name - Isabel / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

I drew this for a trading card project my sibling was doing at their school. My mom loved it so much, they made magnets out of them, and is going to try to do something similar with their friends that they don't get to see because of the quarantine.

Title - Street View / Name - Erika / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Five -- Art is a Map: Finding a Path Through Making & Sharing Art

In the lazy afternoon sun, objects are disguised among a street’s scenery.

Title - Summer Spark / Name - Truly / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - Da Vinci Middle school / Grade - 6 / Theme - Other

Hi, I felt like making a piece that reflects one of my loves -- summer.

Title - Eruption / Name - Alizae / Teacher - Carrie Berning / School - Franklin High School / Grade - 12 / Theme - Other

We were doing a color dust photo shoot in class. I thought this looked like a volcano eruption around the subjects head.

Title - Summer Tree / Name - Polly / Teacher - Kawaji Armitage / School - Atkinson Elementary / Grade - 5 / Theme - Other
Title - The Rainbow Tornado / Name - Gemma / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke / Grade - 2 / Theme - Other
Title - The Rainbow of Coloring Rainbows / Name - Alder / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke / Grade - K / Theme - Other
Title - Wish / Name - Ivy / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

Students studied the art of graffiti in preparation for a collaborative street art project. They compared sanctioned street art to illegal graffiti and considered contemporary (Banksy) and historic examples (Lascaux Caves). They viewed and discussed the role local street artists are playing in transforming our city through the Portland Street Art Alliance. After practicing writing graffiti lettering techniques, students chose powerful words to design.

Title - Child With Nature / Name - Lilyanan / Teacher - Blanca Strode / School - Atkinson / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

This drawing represents that I love the wilderness.

Title - Joe Mother / Name - Drew / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Untitled / Name - Talula / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Other
Title - Untitled / Name - Talula / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Other
Title - Untitled / Name - Isabel / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Other
Title - Untitled / Name - Isabel / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Other
Title - Colorful Mountains / Name - Juno / Teacher - Candace Jahn / School - Woodstock / Grade - 5 / Theme - Other

"I turn my mistakes into the best they can be. I'm happy for what I have. My work represents all the color and thought I put into my work." Using warm and cool tones, Juno created a chalk drawing inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keefe.

Title - I Wanna Go Meowtside / Name - Edith / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Five -- Art is a Map: Finding a Path Through Making & Sharing Art

Since Covid, I finally realize how my indoor kitty feels. She stares out of the window all day hoping to catch a bird. Like us hoping to find some toilet paper.

Title - Collage Bird / Name - Theo / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - K / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

While developing an understanding of geometric and organic shape, kindergarteners created collages in the style of contemporary artist, Pete Cromer.

Title - Untitled / Name - Morgan / Teacher - Jamin London Tinsel / School - Grant / Grade - 9 / Theme - Other
Title - Collage the Rainbow / Name - Silis / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

I was inspired by all the rainbows that I kept seeing in my neighbors’ windows and decided I wanted to collage a rainbow.  It was also a card I made to send to my secret buddy in my LGBTQ+ camp.  I felt like a rainbow was a good message of hope to send them during this pandemic and as a message of queer pride represented by a rainbow flag , and besides, who doesn't like rainbows.

Title - Desert Sunset / Name - Ruby / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme Six -- Art is a Key: Art Enhances & Empowers Our Lives

My mom and I love desert sunsets, so I decided to paint this for her so we can see the sunset together while we're home in quarantine.

Title - Roses / Name - Maggie / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

My piece “Roses” was inspired by the tattoo style of art, just the bold lines and colors. I love flowers and drawing nature, and I was inspired by all the roses in my garden.

Title - Untitled / Name - Maya / Teacher - Jamin London Tinsel / School - Grant / Grade - 9 / Theme - Other
Title - Easy Fashion / Name - Jane / Teacher - Jamin London Tinsel / School - Grant / Grade - 10 / Theme - Other

I created this bag with materials I already owned during quarantine, with the inspiration of my best friends personality in mind. The main part was first a random knitting project that I thought I could make more out of, and the tie dye handle is fabric from an old t-shirt that matched the color, and the fun side of my friend. The denim label was a scrap from a pair of jeans I cut into shorts. Crazy what you can do with materials you thought were junk!

Title - A Beach Moccasin / Name - Philip / Teacher - Jamin London Tinsel / School - Grant / Grade - 10 / Theme - Other
Title - Depoe Bay / Name - Caitlin / Teacher - Michela Grohn / School - Creative Science / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

For my Time Bridging Art piece I made a tunnel book. I chose to do it on a memory, the memory I chose was when I went to Depoe Bay with my parents and we we went whale watching.

Title - The Year Of The Rat 2020 / Name - Andrew / Teacher - Pao Vang / School - Rose City Park / Grade - 5 / Theme - Other
Title - Rainbow Yarn / Name - Aurelia / Teacher - Pao Vang / School - Rose City Park / Grade - 5 / Theme - Other
Title - Volcano in Chalk Pastel / Name - Norah / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

After sharing a variety of art depicting volcanos and videos about Mt. St. Helens' eruption, students used the materials of their choice to capture the form, texture and feeling of a volcano.

Title - Blue Wind Forest / Name - Keely Frieh / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

This is my painting of a forest. I was inspired by my backyard which has lots of trees. To me the trees look sea green in color which is why I used a lot of green, yellow, and light blue in my painting.

Title - Tipa / Name - Aiden / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

In my artwork I like to mix the worlds of Realism and Cartooning using both colored pencil and blending markers.

Title - Silly Self Portrait / Name - Yaritza / Teacher - Keelin Mayer / School - Scott / Grade - K / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking
Title - The Gardener / Name - Lucy / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 7 / Theme - Other

Theme: Animal Hobbies I enjoy needle felting. The act of felting helps me relieve tension and I enjoy doing the small details both realistic and imaginary creatures. This is part of a series of rabbits I made wearing outfits, ranging from witch to gardening clothes.

Title - She Who Speaks / Name - Erika / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Other

This piece is dedicated to Suzanne Spaak, a courageous women who utilized her upper class status to save Jews during the holocaust. She is a figure who I admire very much.

Title - Gusteau / Name - Aiden / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

In my artwork I like to mix the worlds of Realism and Cartooning using both colored pencil and blending markers.

Title - Triomphe de Chaussure / Name - Sofie / Teacher - Jamin London Tinsel / School - Grant / Grade - 10 / Theme - Other
Title - Capstone Project / Name - Weston / Teacher - Kelda / School - da Vinci / Grade - 8 / Theme - Other
Title - Peter is Bald / Name - Aiden / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

In my artwork I like to mix the worlds of Realism and Cartooning using both colored pencil and blending markers.

Title - Crossbones of Peace, Respect and Knowledge / Name - Jude Engum / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Three -- Art is a Lens: Looking for Meaning Through Art

I wanted my painting to be lively and thoughtful. The crossed pencils are the cross bones and they represent knowledge and the importance of education. The skull represents death, one of my worst fears. The crown on the skulls head represents respect for self and others. In the time of Basquiat if a graffiti artist liked someones art, they might put a crown on or beside the graffiti. This symbol meant that they liked and respected that art work and the artist who made the art. The word peace is done in a style similar to graffiti and in contrast to the background colors.

Title - Forsythia / Name - Mirabel / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I had this wonderful flower in front of me and I knew that I like to draw still lifes so I used different pencils and shading tools to try and make the drawing as realistic as possible and I think it turned out really well.

Title - My First Masterpiece / Name - Lasho Jovanovic / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 3 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

I am a third grader at Rieke. I didn't think I would be selected, but it turned out, I was. That makes me happy, because I am kind of an inexperienced artist. I am glad that my artwork was admired.

Title - Factual Vibe / Name - Aiden / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme One -- Art is a Mirror: Personal Creativity & Innovative Thinking

In my artwork I like to mix the worlds of Realism and Cartooning using both colored pencil and blending markers.

Title - Untitled / Name - Gemma / Teacher - Kendra Yao / School - Grout / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Students observed volcanoes in art, and in documentaries. They thought carefully about the textures of a mountain and used rubbing plates to create mountain texture. They observed what happened in the sky during a volcanic eruption; smoke, ash, and debris. Then they studied how lava can move out of a crater and used paint to show that movement.

Title - Untitled / Name - Mykael / Teacher - Kendra Yao / School - Grout / Grade - 3 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

After observing volcanoes in art, then finding an inspiring image of a volcano, this student selected lines for debossing the image onto paper. He then chose colors to fill the spaces between lines and added details to make the composition complete.

Title - Loowit Awakens / Name - Andrew / Teacher - Erica Huber / School - Markham / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Art students learned about the history of volcanoes in the northwest, including their indigenous names. Stories and photos were shared by the art teacher regarding her experiences living through May 18, 1980. Art students were shown the "Volcano!" slide show from the Portland Art Museum exhibit. Students then went to work creating a scene from Portland of Loowit erupting with an ash cloud. After outlining drawings with large sharpies, students used oil pastels to create rich deep colors.

Title - Three Finger Jack / Name - Carmen / Teacher - Matt Carlson / School - Wilson / Grade - 12 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

This photo was taken on a drive I make quite frequently, Portland to Bend. The views along the way are breathtaking, and every time I make a few pit stops along the way to capture the beauty. This piece is one of my favorites I've gotten. Along the Hoodoo ski resort access road, you turn around and see a stunning view of Three Finger Jack.

Title - Sunset Takeoff / Name - Ryan / Teacher - Matt Carlson / School - Wilson / Grade - 12 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

This is a photo I took awhile back, I just loved the glow of the sunset on the mountain and the plane right on it. It is one of my most favorite photos I have ever taken.

Title - Erupting Volcano / Name - Silas / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Volcano erupting fire and lava!

Title - Erupting Volcano / Name - Simone / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Volcano erupting fire and lava!

Title - Erupting Volcano / Name - Diego / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Volcano erupting fire and lava!

Title - Erupting Volcano / Name - Simone / Teacher - Megan Archer / School - Bridger / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Volcano erupting fire and lava!

Title - Life is Not Always Easy / Name - Ziba / Teacher - Michela Grohn / School - Creative Science / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

We looked at volcanoes from the PAM exhibit for inspiration.

Title - Pointillism Volcano / Name - Marta / Teacher - Pao Vang / School - Rose City Park / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Art has no limit.

Title - House Next to a Volcano Exploding / Name - Eleanor / Teacher - Michela Grohn / School - Creative Science / Grade - 1 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

We looked at volcanoes from the PAM exhibit for inspiration.

Title - Big Boom / Name - Oscar / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Gaia / Name - Brooklyn / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Lava Lady / Name - Paula / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Cheese-Cano / Name - Cici / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Helens / Name - Colton / Teacher - Jennifer Larkin Miller / School - Boise-Eliot / Humboldt / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I wanted to show the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the dramatic effect of it, how it polluted the air and surrounding environment. I wanted to add in proper shading and show the size and mass of the volcano. I wanted to show how the ash and cinders came down while the magma came out.

Title - Explosion / Name - Owen / Teacher - Jennifer Larkin Miller / School - Boise-Eliot / Humboldt / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I tried to capture to moment like three seconds after the eruption. I used orange, black and brown to show Mt. St. Helens and the ash and landslide and eruption. I showed how it came it came out of the mountain and the ash fell down.

Title - Volcano / Name - Mathius / Teacher - Michela Grohn / School - Creative Science / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

We looked at images from the PAM exhibit for inspiration.

Title - Untitled / Name - Harper / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art
Title - Smoldering Mountain / Name - Students at Alliance HS@Benson/Reconnection Center / Teacher - Joanna Vausberg / School - Alliance@Benson/Reconnection ctr / Grade - 12 / Theme - Theme Four -- Art is a Bridge: Sharing Art Helps Us Connect

Smoldering Mountain was designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mt St Helen’s, which occurred on May 18th1980. Students at Alliance High School/Reconnection Center (Benson Campus), worked with our community partner (Greg Hermens, Artist-in- Residence) to explore the fused glass medium. Students designed the piece to recreate the eruption through fused glass medium.

Title - HeART of Portland Poster Competition Winners! / Name - Student Name: Nine PPS Students / / School - Nine PPS Schools / Grade - K / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

To kickoff this gallery, and to honor the 2020 HeART of Portland Showcase Poster Competition winners, we have included those students’ works as the opening feature of the virtual launch. The competition was a very crowded and impressive field of 61 submissions and the jurying went to two rounds. As award-winning entries, these pieces were selected because they capture the creative spirit and connect meaningfully to the museum’s exhibition, Volcano! Mt. St. Helens in Art. Congratulations to the student winners and their teachers!

Title - 1st Place Winner: Vibration! / Name - Angelyne / Teacher - Natalie Mew / School - George Middle School / Grade - 8 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

"Forty years ago Mount St. Helens erupted, and its vibrations were felt throughout the region." To commemorate the anniversary of this significant event, art students created works of art using batik. The hot wax on fabric symbolized the volcano's searing temperature as the wax saturated selected areas of cloth.

Title - 2nd Place Winner: Volcanic Ruminations / Name - Astrid / Teacher - Mark Warner / School - Cleveland High School / Grade - 10 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

This is a rendition of a volcano in my mind.

Title - Third Place Winner: Volcano / Name - Otto / Teacher - Kelda Van Patten / School - da Vinci Arts Middle School / Grade - 6 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

A rocky mountain filled with lava explodes into smiles.

Title - Honorable Mention: Big Volcano Escape / Name - Patrick / Teacher - Jill Mitchell / School - Rieke Elementary / Grade - 4 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

I was inspired by Mount St. Helens eruption and we got to choose different supplies to make an art piece showing the eruption.

Title - Honorable Mention: Volcano / Name - Arden / Teacher - Michela Grohn / School - Creative Science / Grade - 2 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

We looked at images from the PAM exhibition for inspiration for this project.

Title - Honorable Mention: Phoenix / Name - Zoe / Teacher - Kellie May / School - Roosevelt High School / Grade - 10 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

"While making these pieces I wanted them to emphasize the warm colors volcanoes tend to have. Along with emphasizing color I also wanted to add a person and/or animal to be emphasized within the volcano. I wanted to make my pieces seem like they told a story with the characters morphed with the volcanoes. During the thought process, I played around with a lot of fun drawings ideas, but I ended up choosing ideas that I thought were the best."

Title - Honorable Mention: Pointillism Volcano / Name - Olivia / Teacher - Pao Vang / School - Rose City Park / Grade - 3 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Students studied pointillism techniques and used the three primary colors. Students also learned to connect themselves with the natural environment by talking and sharing in class. We understand that disaster can happen at any time, and we as human beings will learn and prepare to face mother-nature together.

Title - Honorable Mention: Unsolicited Volcano / Name - Quinton / Teacher - Tara Carmichael / School - Whitman / Grade - 5 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Quinton’s felt volcano came about when artists were given a ‘triangle’ challenge. We learned stitching, pattern making, and creative expression! Quinton’s unique take on the ‘Mt Hood is Good ‘ lesson rang awesome for the volcano submission! Besides the fact he is an amazing kid! Kind and focused and super hard working!

Title - Honorable Mention: Call of Pele / Name - Nikki / Teacher - Anne Larsen / School - West Sylvan / Grade - 7 / Theme - Theme Two -- Art is a Window: Understanding the World Through Art

Students studied acrylic painting and some chose to make a volcano image for the PPS Poster contest, using this medium independently.

Please note: every effort will be made to add your submission to the gallery; disqualifiers include inappropriate or violent content, personal details, student’s face being visible in image, or blurred/unclear photograph.

All artwork remains the sole property of the artist.