‘Still Life with Skull’ by Hannibal sophomore Ryan Huff

Annual high school art show winners announced

‘Still Life with Skull’ by Hannibal sophomore Ryan Huff

The Fulton Art Association announced the winners of the sixth annual High School Invitational Art and Photography Show.

Eighty-six students from high schools in Fulton, Hannibal, Oswego, and Phoenix school districts submitted 108 pieces of artwork in 12 different categories.

The show was created to help provide encouragement and guidance to high school artists and provide them a venue to display their talent and artwork.

Marsha Wheeler Marcarian, Arts-In-Education coordinator for Oswego County BOCES, judged the show this year, which was held at the Fulton Municipal Building March 10-11.

The award for Best of Show went to Emily Henderson, an junior grade student from Oswego, for her Drawing B entry entitled “Grace Brings Contentment.”  The Pathfinder Bank in Fulton sponsored the Best of Show award.

In the Three-Dimensional category, Emily Cole, an Oswego junior, took first place with her jewelry entry entitled “Feathers.” Hannibal freshman Kasi Blanchard took second place with her wood entry, “Cosmic Collage.”

Honorable Mentions went to “Engine” by Hannibal sophomore Dakota Carswell and “Silver Twist” by Hannibal sophomore Brittney Flynn.

In the Acrylics category, first place went to Oswego senior Megan Mahaney for her painting, “Whipped Acrylics.”  Sarah Kelly, a Phoenix senior, was given second place for her painting, “Nicholas.”

In the Ceramics medium, Jodi Kester, an Oswego junior,  won first place for her “Ontario Moon.”  Second place was also granted to Jodi Kester for Industrial Raku.

Honorable Mentions were given to Hannibal junior Allison Sharkey for “Grapes” and Fulton sophomore Zoya Savich for “Ribbon.”

In Computer Graphic Art, first place was awarded to Chrissy Abare, an Oswego junior, for “Lashes.”  Oswego senior Keegan Taylor earned a second place award for “Self Portrait with Glasses.” Honorable Mention went to Lexie DeSacia, an Oswego sophomore for “Lady Gaga Commemorative Stamp.”

First place in Digital Photography was granted to Phoenix senior Makayla Moran for her photograph “Hidden Red.”  Second place went to Phoenix senior Miranda Terry for “Crash and Burn.” Honorable Mentions were given to Oswego junior Patricia Talamo for “Sweet Pastel” and Phoenix senior Devin Lough for “Rooster Red.”

In Drawing A, a first place tie went to Phoenix junior Karley Hotaling for her pencil drawing, “Allie” and Oswego senior Megan Mahaney for her drawing “Emily the Stylist.” Second place was awarded to three students: Oswego junior Chrissy Abare for “Get the Picture?”; Hannibal sophomore Allie Dennison for “Tree Studies”; and Phoenix senior Iesha Hardy for “Friend.” An Honorable Mention was given to Julia Brennan, a junior at Phoenix, for “Chester.”

In Drawing B, first place was given to Hannibal junior Meghan Gillen for her colored drawing entitled “Floral Beauty.” Second place was awarded to Oswego senior Elizabeth Manion for “Self Portrait in Orange.”

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Paige Hart, an Oswego senior, for “Self Portrait Nostalgia”; Mariah Munger, a Fulton junior, for “Distorted Teacher Portrait”; Cassie Orr, a Fulton sophomore for “Blowin’ Kisses”; and Chris Darling, Phoenix junior, for “This is Me.”

In Drawing C, a pastel entitled “Reflection” was won by Phoenix senior Brittny Fisher. Second place award was granted to Phoenix junior Cody Doran for “Galaxy Flowers.”

In Drawing E (Mixed Media Drawing), first place was given to Oswego junior Ashley Pitters her drawing called “Fish Sticks.”  Second place was awarded to Oswego sophomore Rebecca North for “Look to the Stars.”  “ME” won an Honorable Mention for Xinmei Chen, a junior at Oswego.

In Film Photography, no first place was awarded.  Second place was earned by Hannibal senior Ed Somers for “Emily.” Honorable Mentions were given to Hannibal senior Jan Houda for “Shadows in the Halls,” Somers for “Pine Needles,” and Hannibal senior Kayla Kingsley for “Texture Study.”

In Mixed Media Painting, a first place was given to Ryan Huff, a sophomore at Hannibal for her drawing, “Still Life with Skull.”

In the Watercolor category, a second place was awarded to Hannibal senior Sierra Ingersoll for “Rural Landscape.” “Violet Mountain” won Honorable Mention for Hannibal sophomore Allie Dennison.

An acrylic painting, “A Kitten’s Love,” by Janet Coons, a former member of the Fulton Art Association who died in 2009 was won by Meghen Gillen of Hannibal.

All students in the four districts (including LEAH and Oswego Co BOCES) are allowed to participate in the High School Invitational competition.

Students may also join the Fulton Art Association and participate in its annual show that takes place in May.

Those seeking more information may call association President Kathryn Mihalek at 532-3803.

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