ARCHBOLD - The Black Swamp Arts Council has announced this year’s winners of the High School Invitational Art Show.
The awards program was held Feb. 20, at the Northwest State Community College Atrium. The show, which ran Feb. 10-20, featured more than 100 works of art from students representing 11 area high schools.
•Best of Show - “Naturally Artificial” - a mixed media sculpture by Hailey Hoffman - Pike Delta York.
•Outstanding Printmaking - “Digital Clutter” by Tyler Manon - Bryan.
•Outstanding3D - “Warrior” by Ian Ford - Pike Delta York.
•Outstanding Ceramics - “Arid Bog” by Zack Manon - Bryan.
•Outstanding Mixed Media -“Fleur” by Sarah Brightman - Bryan and “In Your Face” by Johanna Friedrich Tanan - Defiance.
•Outstanding Photography/Digital - “Odis’Origin” by Anna Heeres - Stryker.
•Outstanding Drawing - “Brightman” by Adrianna Springer - Bryan and “Subliminal” by Lani Bowers -Archbold.
•Outstanding Painting - “Messy Hair” by Kaitlyn Elkins - Archbold and “I’m Falling for Blue” by Hailey Hoffman - Pike-Delta-York.
Honorable mentions included:
•“Caged Waves of Earth”- clay and basket reed ceramics by Ariane Dangler - Stryker.
•“The Skull Study” - charcoal drawing by Talitha Slicker - Bryan.
•“Music is Love” - printmaking by Justin Krempec - Evergreen.
•“South Steps” - acrylic painting by Jose Ramirez - Wauseon.
•“Osseous Rosas” - ceramics by Elise Hartzler - Pettisville.
•“Spirit of the Woods” - ceramic sculpture by Grace Rohrer - Bryan.
•“Seaing Stars” - linoleum print by Chloe Schramm - Archbold.
•“Out of Focus” - pencil/charcoal drawing by Nate Miller - Bryan.
•“ Field View” - hand-colored 3mm print by Hunter Tresnen-Reighard - Pike-Delta-York;
•“Promise” - spray-paint painting by Mya Gilmore - Evergreen.
Judges for this year’s show were Beverly Fanning, assistant professor of design at Defiance College; Gordon Ricketts, senior lecturer, drawing and painting at Bowling Green State University; and Jason Cox, assistant professor, art education, at The University of Toledo.
Founded in 2000, the Black Swamp Arts Council is a non-profit organization serving rural northwest Ohio.