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Arts Commission, Kaptur announce 38th Annual Ninth Congressional District Invitational High School Art Exhibition

TOLEDO/CLEVELAND, April 5, 2021: The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur are displaying the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. Congresswoman Kaptur has been presenting this opportunity to her district since 1983. High Schools and student artists in Lucas, Ottawa, Cuyahoga, Erie, and Lorain counties participated. For the first time in its history, the exhibition will be virtual. To view the show, visit the online gallery hosted at: https://theartscommission.org/stories/
congressional-exhibition.

The Congressional First Place Award winner, Norah Li of Maumee Valley Country Day School will have their artwork, “Uneaten Pomegranate” displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year.
This year’s Congressional Runner-Up Award winners, Ireland Bennett, “Jimi Hendrix” of Perkins High School, and Sadie Tabor, “Goddess” of Lakewood High School will have their work displayed in Congresswoman Kaptur’s offices.

Additionally, students are invited to explore the concepts of the “Art to Market” initiative that highlights commercial art and surface design, with a separate award given to the artwork deemed most suitable for commercial design application.

This exhibition is also made possible through the generous support of: Baldwin Wallace University, the University of Toledo Department of Art, Bowling Green State University Department of Art, Lourdes College Department of Art, American Frame, the Law firm of Eastman and Smith, Ohio Arts Council, Scribbled Napkin Design, the Law Firm of Spengler Nathanson, and Toledo.com.

The 2021 jurors include Deborah Orloff of the University of Toledo, Mille Guld of Bowling Green State University, Margaret Lockwood-Lass of Lourdes University, and Toledo-based artist Reem Barakat.

This year’s participating schools include Brooklyn High School, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, Central Catholic High School, Lakewood High School, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Notre Dame Academy, Perkins High School, Rogers High School, Saint Joseph Academy, St. Edward High School, St. Ursula Academy, Toledo School for the Arts, and Whitmer High School.
 


Uneaten Pomegranate”
Norah Li
of Maumee Valley Country Day
 


 “Jimi Hendrix”
Ireland Bennett
of Perkins High School
 


“Goddess”
Sadie Tabor
of Lakewood High School

2021 Winners

First Place Norah Li of Maumee Valley Country Day School, “Uneaten Pomegranate”

Runners Up: Ireland Bennett of Perkins High School, “Jimi Hendrix”
Sadie Tabor of Lakewood High School, “Goddess”

Art To Market Awards
Sofia Quintero Arts & Cultural Center: Brooklyn Wilson of Perkins High School, “Strawberry Fields” Alice Louise Press: Rosie Lipka of Lakewood High School, “Watercolor of Flowers”
ToleDOPE Isabel Smith of Notre Dame Academy, “Drained and Dissolved”

Named Awards

University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters Jack Bremer of Central Catholic High School, “Untitled” Jamie Brinker of Saint Joseph Academy, “After School Special”
Bowling Green State University Department of Art
Oliver Palmer,  of Toledo School for the Arts, “Post-Impressionist Tree” Colin Wheeler of St. Edward High School, “Stage”
Vanahree Weis of Toledo School for the Arts, “Adolescent Injustice” Lourdes University Department of Art
Inga Wilhelmy of Lakewood High School, “Grandmother’s Closet”
Baldwin Wallace University
Grace Hoppel of Lakewood High School, “Cultural Perceptions”
Toledo.com Photography
Sydney Striker of Toledo School for the Arts, “Rockfall”
Toledo Sister Cities International
Clare Cromly of Central Catholic High School, “Tension”
Law Firm of Spengler Nathanson
Rachelle Mahler of Perkins High School, “Untitled” Law Firm of Eastman & Smith
Zane Rohrbacher of Perkins High School

 
 

 

 
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