2022 Summer “Celebrating Art” OHHS Art and Design Students to Be Published

“Celebrating Art” is devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student art. The intent of their student art contest is to motivate student artists. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today’s student artists.

Students recently submitted work and 16 OHHS Art and Design students were invited to be published in the Summer 2022 “Celebrating Art”!  Only the best art is selected to be included in the full-color hardbound art book, “Celebrating Art”. Additionally, final judging for “Top Ten Artist” and “High Merit Artist” awards will be completed and announced soon. The following students should feel honored. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published and is a highly selective competition. Thousands of entries were not invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from students.

Congratulations to the following students:

From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking, Art Foundations, and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes: 

Molly Audretch
Anna Ackman
Ellie Cox
Flynn Koehler
Riley Ludwig
Marshall Shorten
Sarah Young

From Dignan-Cummins’ Ceramics, Honors Enamels, Mosaic, and Glass, and Sculpture classes:

Kylee Adams
Dahlia Baer
Sarah Bosse
Madison Coster
Stephanie Herold
Carley Perkins
Carly Shiplett
Leah Stolla
Madeline Weldele

OHHS Art and Design Students Selected for the 2022 OAEA Emerging Artist Show

The OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association) High School Show showcases Ohio’s Emerging Artists’ artistic efforts. The Emerging Artist show is dedicated to showcasing the artistic efforts of students who have only had the chance to take one or two art classes in high school. The competitive professional forum is intended to prepare young artists for their creative future in college or in an art career. This showcase is designed to inspire new artists to excel in areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, computer art, photography, and printmaking. Everyone involved should be proud of the students who inspire, creative thinking, problem-solving and skillful techniques.  

This year’s exhibition showcases 194 works of art by students in grades nine through eleven from across the state. The work will be on display at the King Arts Complex in Columbus this fall.   

Congratulations to the following students from Ms. Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking class for being selected to exhibit at this year’s Emerging Artist show.

Anna Ackman, “The Plush Life”
Molly Audretch, “Care Bear Stare”
Anna Caito, “Pressure”
Jada Kidd, “Liberty and Justice for None”
Anne Riley, “Waiting”


The Drawing and Printmaking 2021-22 Sierra Leone Memory Project Delivery Video!

The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS Drawing and Printmaking students created earlier this year were successfully delivered to the children and teens in Sierra Leone! This year, students at OHHS created 20 portraits for children in Sierra Leone.

“The Memory Project” is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty. Over the past four years, Drawing and Printmaking and NAHS students have created over 325 portraits for children in Madagascar, the Philippines, and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Rohingya in Rakhine. The ultimate goal of the project is to create portraits to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. The project also provides an opportunity for students to practice kindness and global awareness.

The portraits the students made for the school children in Sierra Leone will remind each child of their own strength and beauty; it will show them that someone living far away is paying attention to the challenges that they face. The ultimate goal of the project is to create portraits to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. The project also provides an opportunity for students to practice kindness and global awareness.

The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children were so excited to receive the portraits and absolutely loved them! They fully understood that creating the portraits was a way to show them how much the students care about their well-being and their future. The following video of the delivery shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.

https://vimeo.com/735560755/fcc5c1aa9b

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Celebrating Art: Spring 2022 Top Ten and High Merit Students Announced

Congratulations to the 10 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece, and our 1 artist earning Top Ten, for the Spring 2022 Celebrating Art competition and publication! Receiving a Top Ten or High Merit award means the art was an exceptional piece. Out of thousands of entries received for the Spring 2022 contest, it stood out as being one of the top 5% submitted. Receiving the award of Top Ten indicates that the artwork stood out as one of the Top Ten for the thousands submitted! Students who have art selected as Top Ten or High Merit work will receive special recognition in the book as it is displayed as a Top Ten or High Merit piece.

Congratulations to the following students:

Receiving the honor of Top Ten, from Ms. Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking class:

Anne Riley

Receiving High Merit Awards:

From Ambs’ Art Foundations classes: 

Scout Estes
Adriana Schupp

From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes: 

Anna Ackman
Molly Audretch
Sydney Berting
Anna Caito
Ellie Cox
Sophia Osborne
Mars Shorten
Sarah Young

2022 Spring “Celebrating Art” OHHS Art and Design Students to Be Published

“Celebrating Art” is devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student art. The intent of their student art contest is to motivate student artists. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today’s student artists.

Students recently submitted work and 45 OHHS Art and Design students were invited to be published in the Spring 2022 “Celebrating Art”!  Only the best art is selected to be included in the full-color hardbound art book, “Celebrating Art”. Additionally, final judging for “Top Ten Artist” and “High Merit Artist” awards will be completed and announced soon. The following students should feel honored. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published and is a highly selective competition. Thousands of entries were not invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from students.

Congratulations to the following students:

From Ambs’ Art Foundations classes: 

Zahraa Abuzaara
Irem Bakici
Scout Estes
Candace Middleton
Adriana Schupp

From Dignan-Cummins’ Ceramics, Honors Enamels, Mosaic, and Glass, and Sculpture classes:

Aether Meyer
Bethany Bachman
Brayden Hall
Brooke Watkins
Carly Shiplett
Corey Willett
Myla Baldwin-Friedhoff
Haley Renner
Kelsey Gallagher
Leah Stolla
Lilly Keith
Matthew Burg
Madison Kemplin
Paige Stockhoff
Sarah Bosse
Stephanie Herold

From Kopf’s Digital Art Foundations and Painting and Mixed Media classes:

Sophia Boone
Matthew Burg
Teagan Charles
Emma Clark
Stephen Haas
Gabrielle Joseph
Molly Lorenz
Layla Salvaggio
Mary Shelton

From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking, Art Foundations, and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes: 

Anna Ackman
Kylee Adams
Molly Audretch
Sydney Berting
Emma Brunner
Anna Caito
Ellie Cox
John Gray
Flynn Koehler
Raegan Louis
Riley Ludwig
Sophia Osborne
Anne Riley
Mars Shorten
Sarah Young