The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition is the premier student art competition in the state. Approximately 12,000 pieces of original artwork were entered at the regional level, from which 2,500 were selected to move on to the state judging. From there, 350 pieces were selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition and showcased at the James A. Rhodes Office Tower in Columbus.
Six Galion High School students had eight pieces selected as Regional Winners in the District 2 judging at Ontario High School. Sydney Hunt (Drawing), Annie Holley (Computer Art and ceramics), Alexis Link (Mixed Media and Pastel Drawing), Almeda Young (Computer Art), Cady Watkins (Watercolor/mixed media) and Caleb Butler (Sculpture) entered their artwork against nearly 1,000 other pieces from students representing 19 different school districts.
“These six students did an amazing job creating and preparing their artwork for the judging,” Galion High School Art teacher Linda Wilson said. “I am very proud of them for their dedication and hard work in creating their original pieces of art.”
All six students’ artwork was entered in the state judging competition. While their pieces were not selected among the 300 for display in the Columbus exhibition, their artwork was displayed at the Mansfield Art Center this month.
“Mrs. Wilson does a fantastic job working with our high school students to help them prepare for these kinds of competitions,” Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “I am very proud of these six students for having their work taken to the next level of judging in this year’s Governor’s art show.”
To learn more about the Governor’s Art Show, visit www.govart.org. Please contact Mrs. Linda Wilson at 419-468-6500 for more information about the Galion High School Art department.