Youngstown State University will once again host the 2013 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition in Bliss Hall. Showcasing artwork from students in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, and Ashtabula counties in grades seven through 12, the exhibition will be displayed through Feb. 8 in Bliss Hall's second floor gallery on Youngstown State University's campus. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scholastic Art Awards ceremonies will be held at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in Bliss Hall's Ford Theater. The noon ceremony will feature awards given to those in seventh and eighth grades; the ninth through 12th grades awards ceremony will be at 2 p.m. The regional entries reflect each participating school's outstanding student work. From these entries a panel of judges selects American Visions Award, Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. The American Visions Award and Gold Key finalists will be sent to New York City where they will compete for awards and possible scholarships with other student entries from across the nation.
The Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition program is designed to encourage student creativity, provide the opportunity for enrichment by interaction with their contemporaries, and bring student artwork into the public view.
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Boardman High School advanced placement art students Kasey Vanden Bosch, left, and Kylie Kreps look over the portfolio that Kylie has prepared for the Northeastern Scholastic Art Competition to be held Jan. 17 through Feb. 8 at Youngstown State University.
The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive annual student art competition in America. Founded in 1927 by Scholastic Inc., the Scholastic Art Awards program is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of young artists. The program has recognized more than 13 million creative teen-agers, including Andy Warhol and Robert Redford in its 90-year history.
Greg Moring, chair of the Department of Art, said, "The Scholastic Art Awards program is an outstanding way to showcase middle and high school artwork in our region. The Department of Art is pleased to host this year's events."
The following Mahoning County schools are participating in the 2013 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition Boardman High School, Boardman Glenwood Middle School, Austintown Fitch High School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Canfield High School, Chaney High School, Jackson Milton High School, Struthers High School, Poland Seminary High, Poland Middle School, Ursuline High School, Youngstown East High School, Lowellville High School, South Range High School, and St. Christine School.