The 2016 Scioto County High School Art Show “Visually Literate” convened May 12-19 in the Appleton Gallery, at the Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. More than 175 people attended the closing reception in the SSU Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
During the Awards Ceremony, students who created portraits as part of the Memory Project were also recognized along with students from the Visually Literate Exhibition. Sharee Price, Gifted Services coordinator at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center, coordinated the event and presented awards. Benjy Davies, professor of art at the University of Rio Grande, was the juror for the show and keynote speaker at the Awards Ceremony.
Award categories included Black and White Drawing, Painting, Color Drawing, Sculpture, Functional Art, Mixed Media, and Graphic Design.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Madison Bentley, East; Erin Salisbury, South Webster; Emily Baker, Portsmouth; Brooke Grant, New Boston; Hayleigh Barney, Clay; Brittany Miller, Northwest; Melanie Fuhrmann, Minford; Brooklyn Green, Portsmouth; Shaniah Brown, Valley; Grace Hewitt, Wheelersburg and Samantha Holliday, Green.
Third Place awards went to Kayla Thornberry, Northwest; Slade Shipman, Oak Hill; Morgan Thornsberry, Minford; Jerry Weaver, South Webster; Hunnter Adams, Clay; Ayla Towns, Portsmouth and Courtney Howard, Northwest.
Second Place awards went to Hayley Ayers, West; Savannah Brown, Clay; Abby Grasso, Minford; Abigail Harris, Clay; Money McLaughlin, West; Ali Hammond, Minford and Aaron Bapst, Northwest.
First Place winners were awarded $50 each, and awards went to Savannah Brown, Clay; Haleigh Pollard, West; Aleigha Pruitt, Valley; Hanna Vanhoose, Minford; Eliza Gullett, Portsmouth and Shawnacy McGuire, Northwest (with inspiration drawing created by Gavin Jenkins of Northwest Elementary).
Best of Show was awarded to Hanna Cox of Wheelersburg High School for her drawing titled “Marty”. She was presented a $200 award with her Best of Show medallion.
This event was sponsored by Boneyfiddle Arts Center, Patrick and Barbara Day (in Memory of Jack and Rosie Keyser), GE Peebles Test Operation, Gary and Marilyn Hairston, Richard D. Marting Foundation, Portsmouth Area Arts Council, Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Scioto Foundation, Shawnee Art and Hobby Supplies, Shawnee State University, Southern Ohio Medical Center and the Southern Ohio Museum. The Portsmouth High School Jazz Band, led by Matt Swintek, performed during the reception.
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PICTURED: Visually Literate High School Art Show award recipients. Pictured from left to right are Aleigh Pruitt, Marty Roe, Hanna Cox, Eliza Gullett, Haleigh Pollard, Savannah Brown, Hanna Vanhoose, Shawnacy McGuire and Gavin Jenkins.