Jackson high school student's artwork to be featured in national - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson high school student's artwork to be featured in national exhibit

16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT 16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT
16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT 16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT
16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT 16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT
16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT 16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The work of a Forest Hill High School student will be featured in a national art exhibit.

16-year-old Michaela Jacobs’ original artwork will be featured in the 2018 National Art Education Association Juried Exhibition/ National Art Honor Society.

Over 1,000 people submitted their pieces for this exhibition and Jacobs is one of 66 artists whose work will be displayed in the exhibit this summer.

Jacobs said she was surprised to hear she made the cut.

“I didn’t think it would do anything because it was in another competition that got a silver medal award, so I didn’t really expect anything for it,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs said one of her close friends inspired the winning piece of art, and described it as showing how a person is connected within themselves.

One of the unique parts about her piece is the threading around it, which is placed where veins are found within the human body.

Although Jacobs is excited about this opportunity, she is challenging herself to work on other pieces for her portfolio.

Jacobs’ interest in art began at a very young age.

“I’ve been interested in art since the third grade, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until tenth grade when I got with Ms. Moore,” Jacobs said. “Art is kind of like a getaway for me. So, I just come in here, forget about the rest of the world and just draw.”

With her senior year of high school approaching, Jacobs said she is interested in attending Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University, and plans to major in robotic engineering with a minor in art.

“I want to build robots for people that have disabilities,” Jacobs said. “I can help them or people that can’t afford actual care.”

This isn’t the first time Jacobs’ work has been recognized, she won a silver key award for the Scholastics competition.

Renna Moore is Jacobs art teacher at Forest High School and said the campus is full of talented students.

“Michaela is actually my second person this year to win a national award,” Moore said. “We’ve had some overall state awards, and this has been like this for the past four years. They’ve been consistently winning contests, getting picked for recognition, they’re just talented kids.”

Jacobs’ piece of art will be on display at the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia from June 11- September 21.

Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly