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Best of Show winner, Hanna Cox of Wheelersburg High School
March 14, 2017 : Ohio University Southern honors high school students at annual juried art exhibition
Ohio University Southern honored some of the area’s most talented high school artists Feb. 23 at the award ceremony for the Seventh Annual Tri-State High School Juried Art Exhibition.


2017 Ohio University Southern High School Art Show

Pictured is a collage of selected artwork for the Ohio University Southern Seventh Annual Tri-State High School Juried Art Exhibition.  Each participant will receive a T-shirt displaying the artwork on the back of the shirt.

This year’s event boasted 565 entries with 112 pieces being selected for the show—representing 11 area high schools in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. The artwork, which was on display until March 3, consisted of paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and three-dimensional works.
Ohio University Southern senior lecturer of art and campus program liaison Tom Suter said each year we are all amazed at the quality of artwork we have the honor of judging. “This is a tribute to all of the art students, teachers and parents,” Suter said.
Best of Show winner, Hanna Cox Ashland Paul G. Blazer High School art teacher Jennifer Spade said that this exhibition is such an amazing experience for our students.  “Of all the shows we participate in, this one is my favorite because it is juried – it incites students to put forth their best work,” Spade added.
Kelly Emmons, art teacher at Wheelersburg High School, believes it is important to validate the work, thoughts, ideas and efforts of young artists.  “Support and recognition from shows like this can make a difference in the future of many students,” Emmons, said.

Best of Show winner, Hanna Cox of Wheelersburg High School, and her winning art piece “Food.”  Hanna chose pencil as her medium simply to practice drawing a complete piece in graphite.


2017 Ohio University Southern Tri-State High School Juried Art Exhibition Ribbon Winners:
Honorable Mention: 
Candy by Hannah Porter, Ashland Paul Blazer High School
Measuring Up by Gabrielle Deacon, Wheelersburg High School
Proximity by Sophia Celdran, Cabell Midland High School
Washed up Celebrity by Niamh Denny, Ashland Paul Blazer High School
Peaceful by Peyton Holtz, Cabell Midland High School
He’s Adopted by Madelyn Green, Portsmouth High School
Zee by Danika Spencer, Huntington High School
Woodwork by Emileigh Mathis, Portsmouth High School
Woman and Bird by Alexa Preston, Huntington High School
Off the Hook by Hunter Adams, Cabell Midland High School
Alternative Reading by Eliza Gullett, Portsmouth High School
Cycling by Josie Hutchinson, Raceland High School
Anxiety by Natalie Chapman, Cabell Midland High School
Third place:
WD40? by Morgan Blankenship, Rock Hill High School
Huntington by Jarod Short, Cabell Midland High School
Second place:
Green Sheets by Sinclair Paddock, Ashland Paul Blazer High School
First place: 
Pirates by Abbey Caines, Ashland Paul Blazer High School
Best of Show:
Food by Hanna Cox, Wheelersburg High School
In case you want to cut and paste winner’s list, or you can use attached PDF.