2011 Youth Art Month Winners Announced

HNN Staff

Eight young artists have been selected as winners in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual Youth Art Month Exhibition, which is on display in the Lobby Gallery of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston through March 20.

The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the West Virginia Art Education Association and the West Virginia Department of Education, in celebration of National Youth Art Month.

Each of the eight winners received a $50 gift certificate from Dick Blick Art Materials at an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, March 4, in the Great Hall of the Culture Center.

Another three works in the exhibition have been selected to represent West Virginia in the annual Congressional Art Competition for art students. The Congressional Competition is sponsored by members of the United States Congress and culminates in a summer exhibition at the United States Capitol building.

An additional two $100 awards were given for Arts and Technology and Watercolor.

All winners were chosen by Ashley Marson. Originally from Elkins, she studied interior design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She currently lives in Charleston and designs visual sets for a large retail store. She also does freelance interior design for various clients in the area.

The Youth Art Month Exhibition consists of 51 pieces by 49 students, grades 1 - 12, from 14 West Virginia counties. Artworks in the annual exhibition were selected from a statewide competition.

A list of the winners is enclosed along with a complete list of students whose work is included in the exhibition.

Youth Art Month was established to underscore the importance of including arts experiences in all students’ education. For more information about the Youth Art Month Exhibition, contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Winners – 2011 Youth Art Month Exhibition

Sara Cottle, Grade 12, Shady Spring High School, Raleigh County

Kaitlyn Duranko, Grade 4, Wright Denny Intermediate School, Jefferson County

Taylor Honey, Grade 11, Parkersburg High School, Wood County

Mirai Matsumoto, Grade 7, Ripley Middle School, Jackson County

Jacob Perdue, Grade 1, Divide Elementary School, Fayette County

Jared C. Short, Grade 6, Summersville Middle School, Nicholas County

Kaleb Tonley, Grade 7, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, Tyler County

Samantha Watson, Grade 10, St. Albans High School, Kanawha County

Congressional Award Winners

Marissa Gain, Grade 12, Liberty High School, Harrison County

Dalaysha Goines, Grade 12, North Marion High School, Marion County

Cheyenne Parker, Grade 11, Tyler Consolidated High School, Tyler County

Arts and Technology Award

Jessica Wilson, Grade 12, Woodrow Wilson High School, Raleigh County

Watercolor Award

Rachel Leigh, Grade 12, Buckhannon-Upshur High Middle School, Upshur County

2011 Youth Art Month Participants

Fayette

Jacob Armstrong, Divide Elementary School, Grade 1

Jacob Perdue, Divide Elementary School, Grade 1

Colton Yoder, Divide Elementary School, Grade 3

Harrison

Shawna Clayton, Liberty High School, Grade 11

Marissa Gain, Liberty High School, Grade 12

Cody Sheme, Lincoln High School, Grade 12

Kaleigh Tucker, Lincoln High School, Grade 9

Jackson

David Gibson, Ripley High School, Grade 12

Mirai Matsumoto, Ripley Middle School, Grade 7

Brittany Morgan, Ripley High School, Grade 12

Jefferson

Kyle deNobel, Shepherdstown Elementary School, Grade 1

Kaitlyn Duranko, Wright Denny Intermediate School, Grade 4

Kanawha

Meredith Chapman, George Washington High School, Grade 12

Heather Cowie, George Washington High School, Grade 11

Madeleine Turley, Richmond Elementary School

Samantha Watson, St. Albans High School, Grade 10

Marion

Jessica Fluharty, North Marion High School, Grade 12

Dalaysha Goines, North Marion High School, Grade 12

Krista King, North Marion High School, Grade 11

Kelsey Stout, North Marion High School, Grade 11

Nicholas

Megan Chambers, Richwood Middle School, Grade 7

David Crowe, Richwood Middle School, Grade 8

Jared C. Short, Summersville Middle School, Grade 6

Raleigh

Sara Cottle, Shady Spring High School, Grade 12 (two pieces in the show)

Delia Roberts, Woodrow Wilson High School, Grade 12

Jessica Wilson, Woodrow Wilson High School, Grade 12

Taylor

Nathan Barr, Taylor County Middle School, Grade 8

Lita Chocky, Taylor County Middle School, Grade 6

Seth Lipscomb, Taylor County Middle School, Grade 8

Brealynne Williams, Taylor County Middle School, Grade 8

Tucker

Haliegh Sue Paige Arman, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, Grade 5

Callie Cathell, Tucker County High School, Grade 11

Brianna Collar, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, Grade 7

Shelby Lynne Hunt, Tucker County High School, Grade 11

Tyler

Alexis Ebert, Tyler Consolidated High School, Grade 11

Cheyenne Parker, Tyler Consolidated High School, Grade 11

Kaleb Tonley, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, Grade 7

Sydney Yoho, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, Grade 8

Upshur

Shannyn Amato, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Grade 12

Katie Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Grade 9

Rachel Leigh, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Grade 12

Emily Thrain, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, Grade 8

Wood

Cameron Clegg, Parkersburg South High School, Grade 12 (two pieces in show)

Taylor Honey, Parkersburg High School, Grade 11

Jade Spencer, Williamstown High School, Grade 12

Wyoming

Melissa Bragg, Westside High School, Grade 11

Bradley Ingram, Wyoming East High School, Grade 10

Kaitlin Martin, Wyoming East High School, Grade 11

Amber Monk, Wyoming East High School, Grade 12

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