Maddie Diens, Out of the Ashes, Colored pencil, Grade 7 St. Paul Parish School

My art is a picture of hope for regrowth after the Holiday Farm Fire 2020. The Holiday Farm Fire devastated many homes and communities just miles from my home. After our recent drive up river, we saw among the devastation what remained of a family friend's home was their chimney but it was not alone. What used to be the entry was the start of several new trees. It will take many years to rebuild and these tiny sprouts of regrowth give me hope we are well on our way.


NewArt Northwest Kids

March 20, 2021 to June 14, 2021

For the past thirteen years, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has organized and presented NewArt Northwest Kids, an annual K–12 juried student exhibition. This year’s theme, Art, Hope and Resilience, encouraged students to share their own stories from 2020 through words and images. The selected artwork documents their experience of the challenges witnessed this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, racism and violence, and fires which displaced many of our fellow Oregonians. The works of art reveal the resilience of each student and their hope for a brighter future. 

The JSMA recognizes the teachers, parents, and administrators from the following schools, who submitted artwork.
Thank you for making art an integral part of your students’ lives:

Baker Web Academy, Eugene 

El Camino del Río Elementary School, Eugene

Cascade Middle School, Eugene

Eugene Online Academy, Eugene

Kelly Middle School, Eugene

McCornack Elementary School, Eugene

Oak Hill School, Eugene

Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Pleasant Hill

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, Eugene

Roosevelt Middle School, Eugene

South Eugene High School, Eugene

St. Paul Parish School, Eugene

Teach Northwest, Springfield


Support for this exhibition is made possible by The Cheryl and Allyn Ford Educational Outreach Endowment.