Sunday, March 15, 2015

And the results are in!!!

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement for many of our visual art students. They were  participating in the regional and state levels of the Governor's Youth Art Exhibition in Ohio. Finishing their artworks, creating boxes, preparing the works for display and filling out mounds of paperwork all with hopes of having their work selected as one of the top 300 in Ohio. The process requires courage and of course creativity and talent. Just putting their work out there for a professional artist or arts professor to judge it can be terrifying for some. It is exhausting, overwhelming and even exhilarating for them and for me, but a very worthwhile experience to have as artists and as an educator. I am always amazed at the grace my students display when works aren't selected and their understanding that their work IS still excellent. The process of selecting artworks for the state exhibition begins on a regional level where approximately 12,000 works will be submitted and narrowed down to 3,000.  15 works from Ashland High School were selected as regional winners. From the 3,000 regional winners, state jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition.  Ashland High School had two pieces selected at the State level. These 2 works will be on exhibition at the Rhodes tower in Columbus, Ohio from April 12 - May 14, 2015

The two student works that were selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition are:

Locke T. with "Man in the Machine" 

                       and Maya M. with "Feathers". 

Maya will also be receiving the Governor's Award for Excellence as her piece was also chosen as one of the top 25 in the state.  

Some of the regional winner works will be displayed locally at the Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield, Ohio. Those works are displayed below:

Jade S
Jeni F

Katelyn R

Paige R.

Michaela D.

Chayton E.

Peter Z.

Ryan P.

Kyleah B.

Katelyn R.

Additional Regional Winners works from Mrs. Boyer's Classes:




A huge thank you to all of my students who submitted works and represented Ashland High School at all levels. Your creativity, courage and tenacity make my heart smile!

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