Gather, connect, and engage with thousands of artworks through the Milwaukee Art Museum’s teen programs. Become a part of Milwaukee’s rich artistic tapestry while expanding your portfolio, creating public works of art, interfacing with practicing artists, and developing practical skills for a career in the arts. Teen programs are open to high schoolers age 16–18 enrolled in Milwaukee area schools.
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Satellite Teen Internship—Fall 2022
The Satellite Teen Internship offers local teens the opportunity to discover artworks in depth and see behind the scenes at the Museum. Through this program, interns work with Museum staff and art professionals to understand career opportunities and development in the arts. Interns also work to build their confidence in facilitation and presenting artwork to peers, Museum staff, and elementary school children. The internship culminates with an innovative collaborative public project presented during a celebratory reception at the Museum. Applications are due September 16, 2022.Apply now »
Satellite High School Program Hall of Fame
Jenine Cotrice AddisonNew York-based Fashion Designer
Candace BargGraphic Designer in Milwaukee
Miguel BetancourtEquadoran Painter & Representative to the Venice Biennale, 1993
Lindy BostromOwns graphic design firm in San Diego; www.bostromgraphics.com
Jason BraunIllustrator in San Antonio, Texas; www.jasonbraun.com
Charity Cain-KellyOwns real estate business in southwest Florida
Bevin ChristieWorks in communications and marketing for Alverno College
Maggie ConnersArt Director, McMurry Publishing
Emily ConradsonYoga Instructor & Artist in New York City
Amber CordovaDesigner for Reliable of Milwaukee, Textile Designer
Nova CzarneckiPainter & Owner of 908Design, a graphic and web design company based in Milwaukee, WI; www.novaczarnecki.com
Zoe DarlingArtist & Instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Elizabeth GartnerPaper store Manager in San Francisco, CA
Gretchen GruenewaldRuns art programs for at-risk youth at a Boys & Girls’ Club in Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer HaaseCurrently working on 4th creative career after seven years as a Graphic Designer in Milwaukee, WI
Kevin HothCurrently teaching photography at the Art Institute of Charleston in South Carolina, freelancer working in graphic design, photograph and digital media
Frank JuarezArt Educator in Sheboygan, WI and Founder of Sheboygan Visual Artists; sheboyganvisualartists.org
Gina JorgensonMPS Art Teacher
Liz HumphreyArtist & non-profit Consultant in Milwaukee
Jacqueline JrolfArtist & Museum Art Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
Melissa Miller (Muller)Graphic designer in Milwaukee, WI
Katie MussolfFull-time, self-employed Painter in Milwaukee, WI
Katie MrotekHairstylist & grocery/retail Merchandiser in Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer NoconVisual artist based in Los Angeles, CA
Joshua RosenblattChief Preparator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Marc PalmerFounder of Style Publications, a fashion, lifestyle and tourism magazine
Laura PauliniArtist and Senior Production Coordinator for University of California Press in Albany, CA
Jacob A. PfeifferProfessional realist oil painter showing in the Southwest and West and currently living in San Francisco, CA
Charly “Carlos” PalmerGraphic Designer & Artist in Atlanta, GA; created Olympic posters for the ’96 and ’98 games; www.charlypalmer.com
Stephen SomersExhibiting Artist & Graphic Designer at Holzhauer Graphics in Milwaukee, WI
Jon E. SorensonDirector of Development for the College of Letters and Science at UW Madison
Natalie SpehertHairstylist in Milwaukee, WI
Lindsay K. SterlingLiterary fiction Writer, Copywriter, Chef, and food Writer in Freeport, ME
Andy SwansonCounselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Milwaukee, WI
Nicole ThomasFreelance Production Artist & decorative Painter in Milwaukee, WI
Zach VeithLandscape Design Intern in Madison, WI
Heather WinterLibrarian/Archivist at Milwaukee Art Museum & jewelry Designer
Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition
The Milwaukee Art Museum has hosted the annual Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition since 1976. This program offers early recognition of creative teenagers by local and national professionals in the arts; exhibition opportunities for regional and national audiences; and scholarships for graduating seniors who present portfolios of art. See selections from last year’s exhibition.
Young artists residing in Wisconsin who: are currently enrolled in grades 7–12 during the current school year; attend a public, private, parochial or home-school; have begun their own creative journey and want to grow as creative individuals; want to make connections to their peers and creative organizations; want to develop mastery and explore more opportunities to showcase their work; and believe there is no limit to where their creative journey can take them!
How can I submit to the Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition?
The process begins with students submitting creative works of art to the Wisconsin Regional Affiliate program through an art teacher or other primary teacher if their school does not have an art teacher. Supported by their teachers and other community mentors, students create and submit their best works in any of the following visual arts categories:
- Architecture & Industrial Design
- Ceramics & Glass
- Comic Art
- Digital Art
- Drawing & Illustration
- Editorial Cartoon
- Expanded Projects
- Film & Animation
- Mixed Media
- Senior Art Portfolios
Requests for entry materials to the Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition may be made starting in late September. Art work submissions are due in late December, so request entry materials before December to complete your submission by the deadline.
Need more information?
Visit the Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin website for more information and entry forms.
ArtXpress Teen Internship—Summer 2023
For four weeks in the summer, interns work with local artists and fellow talented peers. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s collection and feature exhibitions, interns work together to create a mural that positively addresses an issue in the city of Milwaukee. Interns also mentor elementary school students from Milwaukee Public Schools, leading tours through the collection and making art. The internship concludes with a special celebration where the completed mural is revealed and displayed on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus. Check back for more information on how to apply for the 2023 internship.
Teen Programs are sponsored by:
Elizabeth E Doolittle Charitable Trusts