Friday, January 25, 2013
By ABBY SLANKER
Fifteen students in the Canfield High School Art Department participated in the 2012-13 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibition, with two receiving American Vision Awards, one receiving Silver Key Portfolio, three receiving Gold Key, five receiving Silver Key and eight receiving Honorable Mention.
Adam Nye won the Silver Key with a portrait, Gabby Meyer won Honorable Mention with an acrylic painting, Carigan McGuire won a Gold Key with an acrylic painting and Rachel Riccardo won Honorable Mention with an acrylic painting.
Jennifer Morris won a Silver Key with a sculpture, Allison Conroy won Honorable Mention with a relief project, Mykell Rushton an American Vision with a mixed media portrait and Honorable Mention with a painting, Catherine Brown won an American Vision with a mixed media portrait.
Lauren Adams won Honorable Mention with a puzzle piece sculpture, Kellie Daley won a Gold Key with an acrylic painting and Honorable Mention with a marionette, Haley Holt won a Silver Key with a mixed media portrait.
Marisa DeSanto won a Silver Key with a painting and two Honorable Mentions with a drawing and a watercolor and Marisa Rothbauer won a Gold Key for a pastel drawing, a Silver Key Portfolio for overall portfolio and a Silver Key for an acrylic painting.
The winning works of art will be on display at Bliss Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University through Feb. 8.
Students in grades nine through 12 from Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and Columbiana counties were eligible for the competition. Each art teacher from each high school was allowed to enter nine works of art, with the entries being chosen from the course of the year.
Kathryn Bernard and Kevin Hoopes, Canfield High School art teachers, chose the works of art for the Canfield students.
“As teachers, we guide the students. We give them direction and positive reinforcement and help them succeed,” said Bernard.
Pieces which won an American Vision Award or a Gold Key Award will move on to be judged nationally, with Carnegie Hall in New York City being the final stop for the pieces. National awards will be announced mid-March with an awards ceremony planned for summer.
The Canfield High School Art Department participates in several art shows throughout the year. The department will have a display at the Art Outreach Gallery Show at the Eastwood Mall in Niles, from Feb. 15 through March 3.
“We do the outreach shows to be able to show everyone outside of our school community what these students can do,” said Bernard.
The students are preparing for the Governor’s Show to be held in March and April in Columbus and will participate in the Mahoning County Art Show at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center May 1. The department will also have students’ works of art on display from March 10-24 at Old North Church.
To wrap up their school year, the Canfield High School Art Department will hold its own art show May 22-23 at the high school. The department welcomes donations to help offset the cost of the show.
Anyone interested in donating may contact Hoopes or Bernard at the high school at 330-533-5507.