Artwork from junior and senior high school students in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties are featured in the 2014 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition in the Gallery of Bliss Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 30. The Gallery is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scholastic Art Awards ceremony will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Gold and Silver Key awards and Honorable Mention awards will be presented. The regional entries reflect each participating school’s outstanding student work. From these entries a panel of judges selects works to receive Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold keys and five nominations for the prestigious American Visions Awards. The American Visions Award and Gold Key finalists will be sent to New York to compete for awards and possible scholarships with other student entries from across the nation.
The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive annual student art competition in the United States. Founded in 1927 by Scholastic Inc., the program is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of young artists and has recognized more than 13 million creative teenagers, including Andy Warhol and Robert Redford, in its 90-year history.
“The Scholastic Art Awards program is an outstanding way to showcase middle and high school artwork in our region,” said Greg Moring, chair of the YSU Department of Art. “We are pleased to host this year’s events.”
The following schools are:
Mahoning County: Austintown Fitch High School, Boardman High School, Boardman Center Middle School, Boardman Glenwood Middle School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Canfield High School, Canfield Middle School, Chaney High School, Holy Family School, Jackson Milton High School, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Poland Seminary High School, Poland Middle School, Saint Christine School, Struthers High School, Ursuline High School, Youngstown East High School.
Trumbull County: Bloomfield-Mespo High School, Bristol High School, Brookfield Local Schools, Chalker High School, Howland High School, Howland Middle School, Hubbard High School, Jefferson PK-8 School, John F. Kennedy High School, Joseph Badger Local Schools, Lakeview Local High School, Liberty High School, Lincoln K-8 School, Mathews High School and Junior High School, Mineral Ridge High School, Niles McKinley High School, Niles Middle School, Warren Jefferson High School, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Victory Christian School, West Branch High School.
Columbiana County: Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, Leetonia High School, Leetonia Middle School, Lisbon High School- David Anderson Junior/Senior High School, Salem High School, United Local High School.
Ashtabula County: Grand Valley High School.
The Grand Patron Sponsor is Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Other Sponsors include the YSU Department of Art, Boardman Rotary and BOC Water Hydraulics Inc.
Parking is available for a $5 fee in the Wick Avenue deck. Those attending the awards ceremonies should enter Bliss Hall through the University Theater lobby on the first floor.