Hamilton High Artist, Leo Rodriquez’s Work Selected for Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit announced the winners of the of this year’s exhibit on March 4, 2017.. Hamilton High’s Leo Rodriguez’s artwork, “Expressions”, a series of three sculptures,  was selected. The awards will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 at noon.  The Awards will take place at The Columbus Athenaeum 32 N. Fourth Street Columbus OH 43215.  The Art exhibit will be on display at James A Rhodes State Office Tower from April 23 to May 18.

 

   Leo Rodriguez

Leo Rodriguez

Leo Rodriguez

 

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, now in its forty-seventh year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Our purpose is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our state.
The process of selecting artworks for the state exhibition begins on a regional level. The state is divided into 15 regional locations, with high school students in each region invited to enter work in that regional judging. Each region has a designated Regional Director, who is responsible for choosing the judges for his or her region and arranging specifics of the event.

The state judging takes place in Columbus; however, the judges for this level of competition are chosen from all over the country and are generally professional artists, college level instructors, or both.

From the 11,500 regional entries from the 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition.  Scholarships are offered to seniors by over 30 universities and colleges of art. The selection of students to be offered scholarships is left strictly up to those institutions who offer them. The Governor’s Exhibition is merely a vehicle through which schools and students are brought together.

 

 

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