High School Art Exhibit award winners announced

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University recently hosted a high school art exhibit from March 7-25, 2006, in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Ninety-eight students, grades nine through 12, from nine high schools were represented at the show. Participating high schools included the following:

Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio
Homestead High School, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind.
Jay County High School, Portland, Ind.
Lawerence North High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
Leo High School, Leo, Ind.
Lincolnview High School, Van Wert, Ohio
Taylor High School, Kokomo, Ind.
Whitko High School, South Whitley, Ind.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for regional high school students to have a professional quality exhibit to showcase their work,” said Professor Rebecca Coffman, professor of art. “It’s also a great opportunity to introduce them to Huntington University. Most importantly, we want to celebrate the visual arts being created by high school students in this area.”

The competition was open to high school students within a 150-mile radius of the University.

The exhibition awards were juried by Huntington University Department of Visual Arts faculty including Professor Rebecca Coffman, professor of art, and Professor Andrew Dickson, assistant professor of art. Best of show, first place, second place, and third place awards along with cash prizes were given.

The awards reception was held on March 25, 2006. The following students received recognitions:

Award Recipient Award Title of Work Medium

TJ Samuels Best of Show “Teapot” ceramic
(Homestead High School)

Callista Duggins First Place Overall “Old Red” colored pencil(Whitko High School)

Zack Hetrick Second Place Overall “Chalk Dust” digital photography(Homestead High School)

Beth Smart Third Place Overall “Flower Box” nickel, silver(Huntington North High School)

Aaron Kunkle Outstanding “Self Gesture” marker(Homestead High School) Achievement: Drawing

Jocelyn Causillas Outstanding “Pencil Series #1” pencil(Homestead High School) Achievement: Drawing

Joshua Read Outstanding “Solitude” chalk(Lawerence North High School) Achievement: Painting

Robby Skup Outstanding “Self Styled” plaster cast(Homestead High School) Achievement: Sculpture

Laura Lentes Outstanding “Pierced Bracelet” copper, nu-gold (Huntington North High School) Achievement: Jewelry

Ian Eckert Outstanding “Blue Teapot” ceramic(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Ceramics

Niki Leeper Outstanding “Noah” ceramic(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Ceramics

Krystal Allen Outstanding “Waterdrop” ceramic(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Ceramics

Tiffany Smith Outstanding “Bird’s Eye View” printmaking(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Printmaking

Vincent Schock Outstanding “The Tempest” computer(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Computer Graphic Design

Kara Wall Outstanding “Leaning” photo collage(Homestead High School) Achievement: Photography

Reane Banks Outstanding “Who Are We?” colored pencil,(Whitko High School) Achievement: Basic Design fabric paint

Heidi Haefner Outstanding “Apatchy Basket” coil-rope, yarn(Huntington North High School) Achievement: Crafts

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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