PICKERINGTON ART STUDENTS MAKE A LOCAL AND NATIONAL SCENE
PHSN senior Ashley Hull winning 3rd place and for her painting "Misty Eyes" published in the Animal/Wildlife division of The 2012 Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition.
Eleven Pickerington Local Schools art students received honors in the prestigious 2012 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition opening January 20, 2012 at Columbus College of Art & Design’s (CCAD) Canzani Center Gallery running through February 4. To view the art portfolios visit the PLSD Art Scene on Facebook.
Of the 470 individual works submitted for judging, 151 were selected for the exhibition, including paintings, photographs, ceramics, graphic design projects, drawings, sculptures and multimedia works.
• R. Barletta Gold Key Bully Awareness
• T. Billingsley Honorable Mention Music Explosion
• E. Jensen Silver Key Baseball is Sacrifice
• R. Karn Honorable Mention Soul Punk
• M. McClelland Honorable Mention We’re All Sinking
• J. Rajavadee Honorable Mention The Day Everything Changed
• B. Szwalla Gold Key-American Vision Nominee Raindrops on Flower
• J. Tate Silver Key Beats
• K. Wellman Gold Key- Art Portfolio Art Portfolio
• I. Houser Gold Key Art Portfolio
• A. Hull Honorable Mention Art Portfolio
In addition, 74 art and photography portfolios were submitted by high school seniors from throughout central Ohio. Of those, 17 art portfolios and 6 photography portfolios were chosen for recognition.
B. Szwalla of PHSC was one of five students who received Best of Show honors as an American Visions Medal nominee for national recognition.
Pieces from R. Barletta, B. Szwalla, K. Wellman and I. Houser were among the eighteen works of art honored as Gold Key winners that will be entered in the national competition to be held in March in New York.
Works selected at the national judging will be on exhibition this summer in Washington, D.C. Students with artwork and/or portfolios selected on the national level are eligible for scholarships at participating art and design colleges and universities throughout the country.
Students from schools in Ashland, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Richland counties are eligible for the competition. More than 317 students, representing 30 high schools and junior high or middle schools, submitted entries. Four CCAD faculty members served as judges.
CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery is located at Cleveland Avenue and East Gay Street in downtown Columbus. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.