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2002 Youth Art Exhibition winners announced

Eight young artists have been selected as winners in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual Youth Art Month Exhibition, which is on display through April 21 in the wings of the Balcony Gallery of the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

The winners’ work will be placed in the permanent collection of the West Virginia State Museum. Each of the eight winners will receive a $50 gift certificate from Dick Blick Art Materials at an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Great Hall of the Cultural Center.

In addition, three works in the exhibition have been selected to represent West Virginia in the annual Congressional Art Competition for High School Students. The Congressional Competition is sponsored by members of the United States Congress and culminates in a summer exhibition at the United States Capitol building.

The Youth Art Month Exhibition consists of 67 pieces and features the works of 65 students, grades K-12, from 18 West Virginia counties. Artworks in the annual exhibition were selected from a statewide competition. The program is produced in cooperation with the West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia Department of Education, in celebration of National Youth Art Month.

All winners were chosen by Scott Depot artist Susan Petryszak. She is best known for her oil-on- canvas paintings, and her art has been exhibited in solo shows in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. She has participated in numerous juried exhibitions across the country. In 1999, Petryszak won a $2,000 Award of Excellence in the West Virginia Juried Exhibition at the Cultural Center. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at Marshall University and Ashland Community College in Ashland, Ky., as well as an artist-in-residence at the Museum in the Community in Hurricane.

A list of the winners is enclosed along with a complete list of students whose work is included in the exhibition.

Youth Art Month was established to underscore the importance of including arts experiences in all students’ education. For more information about the Youth Art Month Exhibition, call Stephanie Lilly, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Youth Art Month Exhibition
Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex
Through April 21, 2002

Winners - Youth Art Month

Jonathan Anthony, Grade 10, Scott High School, Boone County
Adeana Cottrill, Grade 5, Normantown Elementary School, Gilmer County
Douglas Damron, Grade 8, Madison Middle School, Boone County
Phillip Edwards, Grade 9, Park Junior High School, Raleigh County
Samantha Ford, Grade 2, Aurora Elementary School, Preston County
Katherine Hughes, Grade 8, Summersville Junior High School, Nicholas County
Matthew Shuttleworth, Grade 12, North Marion High School, Marion County
Jennifer Thomas, Grade 11, Riverside High School, Kanawha County

Congressional Award Winners

Patricia Riggs, Grade 11, Parkersburg South High School, Wood County -- District One
Brian Reed, Grade 12, Clay County High School, Clay County -- District Two
Chess Hutchens, Grade 11, Woodrow Wilson High School, Raleigh County -- District Three

Best of Show

Adeana Cottrill, Grade 5, Normantown Elementary School, Gilmer County

Arts and Technology Award

Amanda Sams, Grade 11, Parkersburg South High School, Wood County

Watercolor Award

Morgan McPherson, Grade 2, Glenville Elementary School, Gilmer County

Honorable Mention

Isaac Bennett, Grade 9, Richwood Junior High School, Nicholas County
Tyler Harris, Grade K, Jennings Randolph Elementary School, Randolph County


Youth Art Month Participants

Barbour County
Heather Frey, Kasson Middle School, Grade 7
William Chester Thompson, Philip Barbour High School,
Grade 11

Boone County
Jonathan Anthony, Scott High School, Grade 10
Douglas Damron, Madison Middle School, Grade 8
Amelia Jarrell, Scott High School, Grade 9
Savannaha Keeney, Brookview Elementary School, Grade 1

Clay County
Brian Reed, Clay County High School, Grade 12
Donald Taylor, Clay County High School, Grade 12

Gilmer County
Adeana Cottrill, Normantown Elementary School, Grade 5
Beth Frymier, Glenville Elementary School, Grade 6
Morgan McPherson, Glenville Elementary School, Grade 2
Jacob Shreves, Glenville Elementary School, Grade 1

Greenbrier County
Justin Meadows, Lewisburg Elementary School, Grade 5
Taylor Weikle, Lewisburg Elementary School, Grade 4

Jefferson County
Stella Barrat, Shepherdstown Elementary School, Grade 1
Malia Deshotel, Jefferson High School, Grade 11
Miguel Frausto, Ranson Elementary School, Grade K
Haley Ann Hathaway, Charles Town Middle School, Grade 8

Kanawha County
Summer Carpenter, Sissonville High School, Grade 11
Hanna Hornbaker, John Adams Junior High School,
Grade 9
Kayla Roberts, Holz Elementary School, Grade K
Jennifer Thomas, Riverside High School, Grade 11

Marion County
Tommy Collins, North Marion High School, Grade 12
Amie Glover, North Marion High School, Grade 12
Dustin Saurborn, North Marion High School, Grade 10
Matthew Shuttleworth, North Marion High School,
Grade 12

Mercer County
Robin Reed, Princeton Senior High School, Grade 12
Samantha White, Princeton Senior High School, Grade 9
Leslie Whitt, Princeton Senior High School, Grade 12

Nicholas County
Isaac Bennett, Richwood Junior High School, Grade 9
Christopher Brown, Richwood High School, Grade 12
Katherine Hughes, Summersville Junior High School,
Grade 8
Lutrisha Little, Richwood Junior High School, Grade 9

Ohio County
Daniel Estep, Bridge Street Middle School, Grade 6
Erica Heistand, Wheeling Park High School, Grade 11
Tiffany McConn, Wheeling Park High School, Grade 12
Pete Millerz, Triadelphia Middle School, Grade 8

Pleasants County
Cody Baker, Pleasants County Middle School, Grade 8
Justin Bell, Pleasants County Middle School, Grade 7
Jaclyn Kincaid, Pleasants County Middle School, Grade 6
Andrea Smith, Pleasants County Middle School, Grade 5

Preston County
Sara Chroussis, Preston High School, Grade 10
Samantha Ford, Aurora Elementary School, Grade 2
Holly Luzader, Preston High School, Grade 12
David Mayle, South Preston Middle School, Grade 8

Raleigh County
Andrew Conner, Woodrow Wilson High School, Grade 10
Phillip Edwards, Park Junior High School, Grade 9
Heather Elkin, Shady Spring High School, Grade 12
Chess Hutchens, Woodrow Wilson High School, Grade 11

Randolph County
Tyler Harris, Jennings Randolph Elementary School, Grade K
Leia Herron, Elkins High School, Grade 12
Dingni Liu, Elkins High School, Grade 12
Aimee Underwood, Elkins High School, Grade 9

Wirt County
Allen Arnold, Wirt County Middle School, Grade 6
Eryn Gray, Wirt County Middle School, Grade 7
Desirre Huber, Wirt County High School, Grade 12
Mellisa McCumbers, Wirt County High School, Grade 9

Wood County
Rachelle Banerjee, Parkersburg High School, Grade 11
Stacy Holbert, Blennerhassett Junior High School, Grade 9
Patricia Riggs, Parkersburg South High School, Grade 11
Amanda Sams, Parkersburg South High School, Grade 11

Wyoming County
Sara Gibson, Oceana High School, Grade 12
Joseph Lusk, Baileysville High School, Grade 11
Justin Lusk, Oceana High School, Grade 11

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