The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, which has taken place for 52 years, 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. Their 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.
Out of 1,000 entries from Southwestern Ohio, 15% of works were selected by this year’s judges. Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students whose work was selected as a regional winner and will advance to the state level of judging for the 2022 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
John Gray “Planet Gloom and Ruins”
John Gray “Reptilian Meat and Scrumptious Snack”
John Gray “Bad Parenting”
Henry Groh “Cracked”
Skylei James “Yin Yang”
Flynn Koehler “A Single Moment and Tranquility”
Katrina Little “The Wall”
Sophia Osborne “Mom’s Bakery”
Mars Shorten “Lovers”
Mars Shorten “Constructs”
The state level of judging will take place on March 12th. The exhibition of final selected works opens at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, across from the State Capitol, in April and closes near the end of May. An awards ceremony is also typically held at the Riffe Capitol Theatre in the students’ honor.