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.