Fine Arts Department

The Fine Arts are an integral part of a student’s academic development, serving to cultivate them through optical and aural aesthetic experiences. All students are encouraged to pursue their artistic interests.  Our courses balance the overall learning process by offering alternatives to deductive reasoning and the purely rational and factual areas of study.  This is, therefore, a more experiential, inductive and creative approach to learning through which the student is able to exhibit his own personal expression.  As a result, he learns something valuable about himself and is able to communicate that to others.

  • Art Teacher Julianna Burrows is the driving force behind the Visual Art and Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners. Ms. Burrows also had her students participate in the “Memory Project.” As part of the project, $3,100 was raised to help support the children’s education. 

  • There are approximately 12,000 regional entries for the Governor's Show each year.  Of these entries, only 2,500 artworks are regional finalists.  Of these 2,500 artworks, only 300 are selected for the state exhibition.  Our regional winners include: Jake Alvarado, "Bier Markt Typography"; Nick Craciun, "Myself"; Tyler Delgado, "Consistency" (pictured below); Tyler Delgado, "Decussate"; Chris Dinya, "Reflection"; Mitchell Donnelly, "Something in the Way"; Ryan Grabowski, "Man for Others"; Gordon Kilarsky, "The Conversation" (1,2, and 4 of 4); Gordon Kilarsky, "The Conversation" (3 of 4) *Top 25 winner in Region 8; Liam Walsh, "Untitled"; and Jack Wiegandt, "Me in Darkness.”  “Consistency” and “Me in Darkness” both were named State Winners, as well.  Congratulations to both our Regional and State winners!

  • At the 2015 Scholastics Art and Writing Awards, the following Saint Ignatius students were honored: Gordon Kilarsky '15, Cedric Crawford '16, Max Melchioris '15, and Tyler Delgado '15 were Silver Key Award winners, while Sam Brown '15, Angel Quinones '17, Mitchell Donnelly '15, Danny Taylor '15, and Nick Craciun '16 earned Honorable Mention recognition.  Additionally, Tyler Delgado '15 won the Young Entrepreneur Marketplace T-shirt Design Competition.

  • Cal Miller '17 is a winner in the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking's 5th annual Arts Challenge. The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is a group of concerned persons and organizations in northern Ohio whose mission is to educate and advocate for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking, while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons.

Walsh University Catholic High School Photo Contest

Senior John Ortega '16 is a finalist in the Catholic High School Photo contest, sponsored by Walsh University. The theme for the contest is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." The goal of the photo contest is to encourage students to "snap" a photo that captures the essence of what a Catholic education means to them. The student with the winning photo will receive a $500 grand prize, and his or her photo will also be included in Walsh's 2017 marketing materials celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The school with the winning photograph will receive a $500 grant for programming at school.

John Ortega picture


2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Saint Ignatius High School students competed with neighboring high schools from across all of Cuyahoga County.  The art exhibition is held in the Reinberger Gallery in the George Gund Building at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  It runs from January 13th through January 30th.  It is open to the public.

More information about the Scholastic Art and Writing awards can be found HERE.

A list of this year’s winners can be found HERE.

The official website for the Scholastic Art Awards is

Gold Key Winners:
Gold Key winners will continue to the national competition in New York City.

  • Liam Jenkins '16: Dooagh, Achill Island, Art Portfolio
  • Liam Jenkins '16: Charlie's Artifacts, Photography
  • Liam Jenkins '16: Have Another?, Digital Art

Silver Key Winners:

  • Liam Jenkins '16: A Gift Through Many Cities, Mixed Media
  • Michael Schlegel '16: Hero to Zero, Drawing and Illustration

Honorable Mention Winners:

  • William Deucher '18: The Digital Dilemma, Drawing and Illustration
  • Jacob Dulaney '16: Into the Shadows, Drawing and Illustration
  • Hunter Jarosz '16: Legarri: The Lego Car, Design
  • Hunter Jarosz '16: Be Fierce, Design
  • Liam Jenkins '16: Morning Tea, Photography
  • Liam Jenkins '16: We Are, Digital Art
  • Austin Jones '19: Brainstorm Project, Digital Art
  • Conor McConville '17: Fiery Flower, Ceramics & Glass
  • Nick Serio '16: Scarlet Line, Ceramics & Glass
Austin Jones '19: Brainstorm Project, Digital Art
Austin Jones '19: Brainstorm Project, Digital Art