Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition

Category: Arts - Visual

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Sunday, March 10, 2019


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


One SeaGate
1 SeaGate
Toledo, OH 43604

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The 36th Annual Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition, presented by The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

March 4-14, 2019
Reception & Award Ceremony: Sunday, March 10th, 2019 4-6 p.m.
Lobby of Fifth Third Center at One Seagate, Downtown Toledo

The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will celebrate the creativity and artistic talent of area youth with the 36th annual Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition. Art teachers from high schools within Ohio’s Ninth District nominated up to three two-dimensional student artworks for display. From these exhibited artworks, several will be selected to receive awards by a jury composed of art educators, local artists, and representatives from institutions sponsoring awards. The awards will be announced at the Toledo reception on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.

For the sixth year, The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Kaptur are partnering with Baldwin Wallace University to travel the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition from Toledo, OH for an additional exhibition in Berea, OH on Baldwin Wallace University’s campus. The Arts Commission extends our sincerest gratitude to Baldwin Wallace University for this collaborative partnership.

Judges: This year’s judges will include David Guip, University of Toledo, Lynn Whitney, Bowling Green State University, Instructor, Photography; Erin Szavuly, Lourdes University Department of Art, Darlene Michitsch, Baldwin Wallace University, Sandy Shultz, Libbey Inc., Graphic Artist, and Jason Sanderson, Bedford Art Educator

Awards: Works selected for awards will be announced at the opening reception on March 10.

The Congressional First Place Award winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year. Those who receive the Congressional Runner-Up Award will have their work displayed throughout the year in Marcy Kaptur’s office.

Additionally, students are invited to explore the concepts of commercial art and surface design, with an award given to the artwork deemed most suitable for commercial design application. A representative from Libbey Inc. will judge this portion of the competition; the company will produce a short run of Libbey glassware printed with a design derived from the selected artwork.

Other awards for this year’s exhibition have generously been sponsored by: Bowling Green State University School of Art, The University of Toledo Department of Art, Lourdes University Department of Art, Baldwin Wallace University, The Law Firm of Eastman and Smith, The Law Firm of Spengler & Nathanson, Valko and Associates, HCR ManorCare, American Frame Corporation and The Arts Commission.

Sponsors: This exhibition is also made possible through the generous support of: One Seagate, Baldwin Wallace University, University of Toledo Department of Art, Libbey Inc., Toledo Building Services, Ohio Arts Council, Owens Community College, Scribbled Napkin Design and Scrap4Art.

Participating student artists: Seventy-four artworks from students attending ten different local high schools are included in this year’s exhibition.

Yusra Ali (Whitmer High School), Mikayla Alvarez (Whitmer High School), Ireland Bennett (Perkins High School), Chloe Bergman (Toledo School for the Arts), Ellie Bonfiglio (Cardinal Stritch High School), Lillie Boose (Perkins High School), Anya Brown (Toledo School for the Arts), Jahzarah Brown (Toledo School for the Arts), Lacy Burghardt (Bowsher High School), Korrin Clawson (Whitmer), Danae Daniels (Bowsher High School),Vanessa Davidson (Whitmer High School), Nailah Davis (Toledo School for the Arts), Taylor Dicks (Bowsher High School), Anya Flores (Notre Dame Academy), Tyonna Franklin (Bowsher High School), Lucas Frost (Toledo School for the Arts), Romilio Garcia (Cardinal Stritch High School), Megan Gillig (Notre Dame Academy), Malachai Givens (Whitmer High School), Andres Gonzales (Lakewood High School), Jayden Graves (Whitmer High School), Sasha Grirerich (Maumee Valley Country Day School), Chloe Grzsiek (Rogers High School), Sydney Hartsock (Cardinal Stritch High School), Ryleigh Hasenaur (Toledo School for the Arts), Dylan Hershey (Bowsher High School), Vivien Holop (Bowsher High School), Lillian Horschke (Lakewood High School), Lalia Jarson (Notre Dame Academy), Rachel Jin (Maumee Valley Country Day), Chiyah Johnson (Rogers High School), Megan Jurek (Central Catholic High School), Katie Loris (Lakewood High School), Emily Kellsion (Whitmer High School), Mila Kneeland (Lakewood High School), Savannah Kowalinski (Whitmer High School), Nevaeh Jrontz (Notre Dame Academy), Ema Kurbos Cooper (Toledo School for the Arts), Kaitlin Luoy (Whitmer High School), Olivia Mallendick (Whitmer High School), Sierra Marquez (Whitmer High School), Michael McGee (Cardinal Stritch High School), Kaylin Meneilly (Notre Dame Academy), Grace Misko (Toledo School for the Arts), Grace Momenee (Maumee Valley Country Day), Samantha Moore (Lakewood High School), Morgan Neumarker (Lakewood High School), Lihn Ngo (Perkins High School), Samual Olan (Whitmer High School), Rhyan Orzenowski (Toledo School for the Arts), Makayla Overall (Rogers High School), Emily Perry (Lakewood High School), Danny Pozdol (Bowsher High School), Sadie Prall (Cardinal Stritch High School), Laci Rodrigues (Bowsher High School), Kimberly Ruff (Whitmer High School), Kiley Sabo (Central Catholic High School), Diana Schoder (Perkins High School), Lita Seevers (Rogers High School), Aubre Siler (Toledo School for the Arts), Isabel Smith (Notre Dame Academy), Dylan Smith (Toledo School for the Arts), Aaliyah Thurman (Bowsher High School), Alaina Thurman (Bowsher High School), Emma Waltone (Perkins High School), Alexis Warren (Cardinal Stritch High School), Haley Welsh (Lakewood High School), Brittany Williams (Whitmer High School), Alexia Wilson (Whitmer High School), Kayla Wisnewski (Toledo School for the Arts), Yifeng Zhang (Central Catholic High School)

About this program: The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur present the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. Marcy Kaptur has been presenting this opportunity to her district since 1983.

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