The 2012 Scioto County High School Art Show “Visually Literate” is on exhibit from April 12 through May 10 at the Southern Ohio Museum. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony were held Thursday night, April 12, at the Museum. This event was sponsored by General Electric Peebles Test Operation, Gary and Marilyn Hairston, Ellen Vetter, Market Street Hardware & Toytown, Portsmouth Area Arts Council, Portsmouth Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Scioto Foundation and SOMC. Kevin Lyles, professor of art at University of Rio Grande, was the juror for the show and the keynote speaker at the Awards Ceremony.
Categories included: Black & White Drawing, Painting, Color Drawing, Sculpture, Functional Art, Mixed Media, and Graphic Design.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Klaire Smith, Portsmouth; Madison Emmons, Chasitie Keefer, Micaela Liles, Lyndsey McHone, and Morgan Perry, Minford; Tiffany Craft and Autumn Sowards, East; Hannah Davis, Erin Homerosky and Kelsey Wright, South Webster; Courtney Brofford, Oak Hill; Tony Ward, Valley; Gabriel Howard and Kayla Vest, Northwest; and Anna Trankina, Wheelersburg.
Third Place awards went to: Kristen Egerton, Minford; Mystee Stevens, Northwest; Ashley Adkins and Josh Blevins, New Boston; Lexxy Jackson, Portsmouth; and Lilly Bragg, West.
Second Place awards went to: Jenny Brocato, Clay: Brookelyn Newell, East; Kristen Egerton, Minford; Katelyn Groves, Northwest; Raven Holmes, Portsmouth; Carrie Coriell, Valley, and Kendra Shope, West.
First Place winners were awarded $50 each and awards went to: Cortney Melton, East; Kendra Moore, Northwest; Levi Davis, Heidi Hemming, Hannah Higley and Shelby Stapleton, Oak Hill; Robert Grubbs and Klaire Smith, Portsmouth; Zack Grant, South Webster; Lauren Wolford, Valley.
Best of Show was awarded to Kalyn Ehrhart of South Webster High School for her mixed media work entitled “Fall”. Kalyn was presented a $200 award with her Best of Show medallion.