Champaign County Arts Council holds contests for young artists


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The Champaign County Arts Council held a competition for local middle school artists and a competition for local high school artists, displaying their work in the Arts Council Gallery/Mike Major Studio.

The middle school show was judged by Pat Rinehart-Irwin, an artist and the owner and manager of Artistic Treasures in Bellefontaine.

The results of the middle school show are listed from first through third in four categories: Drawing – Riley Johnson, Taylor Smith, Kelsey Matthews; Painting – Taylor Smith, Karissa Sanford, Jaylin Endicott; All Other – Carson Manley, Bradley Maddy, Morgan Swiatek; Sculpture – Taylor Smith, Tory Pence, Emma Gregg.

The high school show was judged by Annie King, a former art teacher who received her Bachelors degree in art from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in Art Therapy from Wright State University. She is a member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and the Logan County Art League.

The results of the high school show are listed from first through third in six categories: Drawing-Black and White – Ashtyn Sarrazine, Triad, Danica Seifert, Triad, Olivia Williams, West Liberty-Salem; Drawing-Color – Danica Seifert, Triad, Alec Lowry, Triad, Harleigh Russell, Triad; Painting – Cheyenne Walborn, Triad, Carly Brennan, Triad, Madison LaRocque, Urbana; Mixed Media – Claire Comer, Graham, Ian Higgins, West Liberty-Salem, Addy Johnson, West Liberty-Salem; Printmaking – Austin Deer, Triad, Ryder Teach, Urbana, Ryder Teach, Urbana, Photography – Isaac Kauffman, West Liberty-Salem, Nicole Bucher, West Liberty-Salem, Courtney Neer, West Liberty-Salem; Sculpture – Paige Miller, Triad, Ashley Leistritz, Triad.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Submitted by the Champaign County Arts Council.

Submitted by the Champaign County Arts Council.