Scholastic art show opens at Youngstown State

Youngstown State University will host the 2013 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, featuring the work of students from Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties.

Ceremonies will be held Saturday in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Awards will be given to students in grades 7 and 8 at noon Saturday, and high school students will be honored at a 2 p.m. ceremony.

The regional entries reflect each participating school’s outstanding student work. From these entries a panel of judges selects “American Visions Award,” “Gold Key” “Silver Key” and “Honorable Mention” awards. The “American Visions Award” and “Gold Key” finalists will be sent to New York City where they will compete for awards and possible scholarships with other student entries from across the nation.

The art will be displayed through Feb. 8 in Bliss Hall’s second floor gallery, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Participating schools from each county are:

Trumbull – Howland High School, Howland Middle School, Niles McKinley High School, Niles Middle School, Maplewood High School, Champion High School, Champion Middle School, Newton Falls High School, Warren Jefferson Middle School, Hubbard High School, Bloomfield-Mespo High School, Mineral Ridge High School, Liberty High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, William S. Guy Middle School.

Mahoning – Boardman High School, Boardman Glenwood Middle School, Austintown Fitch High School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Canfield High School, Chaney High School, Jackson Milton High School, Struthers High School, Poland Seminary High, Poland Middle School, Ursuline High School, Youngstown East High School , Lowellville High School, South Range High School, St. Christine School.

Columbiana – Lisbon High School, David Anderson Junior/Senior High School, East Palestine High School, Salem High School, United Local High School, Leetonia High School, Crestview High School.

Ashtabula – Grand Valley High School.

The Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition program is designed to encourage student creativity, provide the opportunity for enrichment by interaction with their contemporaries and bring student artwork into the public view.

The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive annual student art competition in America. Founded in 1927 by Scholastic Inc., the Scholastic Art Awards program is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of young artists. The program has recognized more than 13 million creative teenagers, including Andy Warhol and Robert Redford, in its 90-year history.