The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, now in its 15 year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Its purpose is to provide all young artists in the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people. It encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our state.
The Governor's Art Show is broken up into 15 regions across the state. Region 11 is based out of Hubbard High School with Regional Coordinator and High School Art Teacher Josh Macmillan. This year, Youngstown State University’s Missy McCormick and Dragana Crnjak judged over 250 works of art from local schools in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties. From the works, 20% were selected to represent the area for the best 300 in the state. This year marked the most top 300 winners that the area has had in several years.
Jason Calderwood- Labrae (teacher Katie Kistler)
Grace Ryser- Hubbard (teacher Josh MacMillan)
Emily Bronson- Warren G Harding (teacher John Johnson)
Gabriel Reynolds- Salem (teacher Lisa Frederick)
Grant Menough- Salem (teacher Lisa Frederick)
Stefania Marciniak- Canfield (teacher Kevin Hoopes)
Out of the top 300, the top 25 are chosen to represent the elite works in the state. This year, Jason Calderwood from LaBrae was chosen among the top 25. He created an animated video on autism. The wide range of works was a great representation of the talent across our area. Students placing in the top 300 can be offered scholarships from art schools all across the country. Schools offer tuition to graduating seniors and tuition for 11th grade students to attend summer educational events. Additional information is available on the Governor’s Art Exhibition website http://www.govart.org/scholarships.htm