Bucyrus students earn regional honors in state art competition

Bucyrus students earn regional honors in state art competition
Posted on 03/31/2015

The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition is the premier student art competition in the state. Approximately 12,000 pieces of original artwork were entered at the regional level, from which 2,500 were selected to move on to the state judging. From there, 300 pieces were selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition and showcased at the James A. Rhodes Office Tower in Columbus.

Seven Bucyrus High School students had 14 pieces taken to Ontario High School for the District 2 judging. Abbie Heckert, Christina Johnson, Keegan Sims, Glen Welch, Emmelia Bloomfield, Sidney Stevens and Bailey Plumley entered their artwork against nearly 1,000 other pieces from students representing 19 different school districts.

"These seven students did an amazing job creating and preparing their artwork for the judging," Bucyrus High School Art teacher Michael Striker said. "I am very proud of them for their dedication and hard work in creating their original pieces of art."

Keegan Sims' conte crayon on bristol board self-portrait entitled Untitled and Glen Welch's pen and ink drawing on paper of a lizard made out of woven ribbons entitled Contour Lizard were selected to be entered in the state judging. While these students' pieces were not selected among the 300 for display in the Columbus exhibition, their artwork is currently on display at the Mansfield Art Center until April 19.

"While Keegan and Glen's artwork were not selected for the state exhibit, I am really excited that they will have their talents on display in Mansfield," Striker said. "I am especially proud of these two young gentlemen for having their work taken to the next level of judging in this year's Governor's art show."

To learn more about the Governor's Art Show, visit www.govart.org. Please contact Mr. Michael Striker at 419-562-7721 for more information about the Bucyrus High School Art department.