The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur present the Ninth Congressional District Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. The competition is part of An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide activity initiated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the creative talents of young Americans.
The 2013 Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition will be on display from Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 29. The public is invited to join us for a special reception on Sunday, March 10, from 4-6pm in the Lobby of Fifth Third Center at One Seagate, Downtown Toledo.
The reception will feature light refreshments and remarls by Congresswoman Kaptur, The Arts Commission Staff, and additional members of the community. Awards will be acknowledged during a special ceremony, and all art work will be on display.
The Congressional First Place Award winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year. Those who receive the Congressional Runner-Up Award will have their work displayed throughout the year in Marcy Kaptur’s office. A new component was added to the competition for 2006, which invited students to explore the concepts of “commercial art” and “surface design”. A separate award is given to the artwork deemed most suitable for commercial design application. Employees at Libbey Inc. then produce a short run of Libbey glassware printed with a design derived from the selected artwork. A representative from Libbey Inc. judges this portion of the competition and also hosts a workshop introducing design careers, open to all students participating in the exhibition.
The 2013 Congressional Art Exhibition sees more than 50 artworks from more than 30 students attending nine different local high schools, with 26 different artworks receiving awards. While the level of the award received will not be unveiled until the opening reception, this year’s winners include: Diana Bibler (Bowsher), Emily Bretzloff-Rohrs (Maumee Valley Country Day), Aisha Buenavista (Waite), Moniecia Caban (Toledo School for the Arts), Lauren Campbell (Toledo School for the Arts), Chelsea Connolly (Bowsher), Erin Curtis (Central Catholic), Kenneth D. Dabbs II (Woodward), Elena Davis (Waite), Mallory Dennis (Central Catholic), Larissa Disher (Bowsher), Drew Fleniken (Toledo School for the Arts), Jamie Forbush (Bowsher), Jasmine Friend (Waite), Mychael Fuller (Margaretta), Mykal Halcomb (Waite), Cassidy Howard (Maumee Valley Country Day), Andrea Jahns (Woodward), Mackenzie James (Margaretta), Katie Killingsworth (Margaretta), Kara Klekamp (Toledo School for the Arts), Veronica Kowalski (Toledo School for the Arts), Masie Kuh (Bay), Payton Lake (Bay), Rachel Marter (Bowsher), Alissa Mauter (School for the Arts), Erika Papuchike (Waite), Grace Parr (Toledo School for the Arts), Emily Pedigo (Rogers), Dan Ping Lin (Rogers) Jasmine Ponce (Bowsher), Courtney Poore (Woodward), Kloe Reddy (Bay), Taylor Roberts (Toledo School for the Arts), Hailey Rollins (Waite), Beth Rosenberg (Waite), Sienna Saldana (Toledo School for the Arts), Bri Saunders (Toledo School for the Arts), Maggie Sprouse (Bowsher), Matt Taylor (Rogers), Katelin Uhinck (Bowsher), Ashley Usher (Rogers), Lukas Vordemann (Rogers), Spencer Walton (School for the Arts), Caleb Willhight (Maumee Valley Country Day), Amber Wodarski (Rogers), Maya Wymer (Bowsher).
This year’s jurors were Antonio Barrios, Lorain Arts Council, President and Photographer, Dan Hernandez, University of Toledo, Assistant Professor of Art, Interdisciplinary 2-D Studies; Leigh-Ann Pahapill, Bowling Green State University, Assistant Professor of Art, First Year Program; Robert Schira, Lourdes University, Instructor in Art, Painter and owner of For the Love of Art; Sandy Shult, Libbey Inc., Graphic Artist.
Other awards for this year’s exhibition have generously been sponsored by: Bowling Green State University School of Art, The University of Toledo Department of Art, Lourdes University Department of Art, The Law Firm of Eastman and Smith, Valko and Associates, Rudolph Libbe Companies Inc. and Dennis Norman and Nicole Brandstrup.
This Exhibition is also made possible through the generous support of: One Seagate, Libbey Inc., GEM Inc., Owens Community College, Scribbled Napkin Designs, Scrap4Art and For the Love of Art.
The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur present the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. Marcy Kaptur has been presenting this opportunity to her district since 1981. For further information call 419-254-ARTS or contact Theresa Morris-Ramos in Congresswoman Kaptur’s office at 419-259-7500.
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