Winners announced for high school art show

Huntington, Ind.- Huntington University announced the winners of its Fifth Annual High School Art Exhibit at an artists' reception in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on Saturday, February 20.

? Best of Show
Adeline Jackson, Peru High School, colored pencil drawing, "Color My World"

1st Place
Kellen Beutler, Homestead High School, dark room photograph, "Contemplation"

2nd Place
Adeline Jackson, Peru High School, watercolor painting, "Sundae Afternoon"

3rd Place
Ashley Rudd, Whitko High School, scratchboard, "Day's End"

Honorable Mention Award Winners:

Danielle Graves, Whitko High School, mixed media, "Pink Flower"

Jessica West, Peru High School, ceramics, "Tea Paries are Torture"

Leanne Jamison, Peru High School, mixed media, "The Other Side of the Mirror"

Page Daniels, Maconaquah High School, charcoal drawing, "Light Through Darkness"

Sara Bruce, Maconaquah High School, pencil drawing, "The Nest"

Stephanie Miley, Peru High School, charcoal drawing, "As the Human Dragon"

Bethany Hemrick, Peru High School, charcoal drawing, "Irrelevant"

Shelby Rose, Peru High School, colored pencil drawing, Mid Afternoon Stroll"

Erin Hatfield, New Castle Chrysler High School, ceramics, "Jethro & Winston"

Alexandria Taylor, Huntington North High School, mixed media, "At the Mouth of the Beast"

Joanna Nguyen, Homestead High School, batik, "Floating Fancy"

Michelle Bollinger, Homestead High School, metal, "Mr. Roboto"

Christine Bainbridge, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Mass.), conte and white chalk, "Lizzie"

Visitors may view this year's art show entries at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts until March 11, 2010. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances, and by appointment.

Sponsored by Huntington University's Department of Visual Arts, the annual juried show is open to original works of art produced each year by high school students within 150 miles of the Huntington campus, or any upperclassman considering attending Huntington University. Students from public and private high schools, as well as homeschools, are eligible to compete. Each school may send up to 10 entries in any media, and each student may enter up to three original works.

For further information, contact art instructor Barbara Michel at (260) 359-4172.