Annual OHLSD Art Exhibition and Awards Ceremonies


The Annual District Office Art Exhibition is dedicated to the recognition and celebration of the district’s talented visual arts and design students in the Oak Hills Local School District. The purpose of the exhibition is to provide the young artists of our district with the opportunity to participate in a multi-level group exhibition, generate an appreciation for the arts throughout the district, and reflect the fine quality of art and design instruction and talent which exists in our district.

The 2023 OHLSD District Office Art Exhibition will be on display at the Oak Hills Local School District Office until March 2024.


Students studying Visual Arts and Design have the opportunity to pursue membership in the National Art Honor Society. The NAHS’s purpose is to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in the Visual Arts’ to foster a greater understanding of the local and global art communities, traditions, and histories; and to further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the Visual Arts.

Membership in the National Art Honor Society is based upon art scholarship, service, and character. Members are immersed in school, local and global community service; exhibition and special event organization; and a variety of diverse opportunities. To be eligible for NAHS, students must maintain a 3.0 average in all of their coursework, demonstrate art scholarship, and obtain art teacher recommendations. Outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community through the development of artistic endeavors together with a strong moral character are the traits of a NAHS member. By exemplifying these standards, the members of the society promote an awareness of art and become active participants in the education process at their school and in their community.


The PTA Reflections Program has been bringing the arts to life from more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourage students of all ages to unleash creative talents and be inspired; express themselves imaginatively in their artwork; experience the fun and joy of making art; tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme, and receive positive recognition for their original works of art. “I Can Change the World By” is the theme for this year’s Reflections Program. This year, thousands of students participated in submitting entries. The following students were selected from the District Level for their accomplishments through their creative works.


Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2020, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Congratulations to these very talented OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments this year in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.


The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, encourages, and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The Overture Awards Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art, and vocal music. For the 2022 competition, students may win $3,000 (one awarded in each discipline) or a $1,000 finalist award. Judges at all levels of the competition are drawn from the professional arts community.


The Ohio Art Education Association operates a wide spectrum of art exhibitions designed to not only showcase talented students and teachers, but also advocate for the importance of art education in Ohio’s K-12 schools.  The month of March offers a special opportunity to showcase the visual arts throughout the state of Ohio through Youth Art Month.  The OAEA sponsors two K-8 state-wide exhibits in Columbus for the month of March – the Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibit and the Young People’s Art Exhibit (YPAE).

The OAEA High School Show is dedicated to showcasing Ohio’s Emerging Artist artistic efforts, perhaps from students who have taken only one art class that may need an extra boost in their confidence.  The aim is to recognize budding talent and provide a professional forum for young people to experience competition, something they will encounter in their college applications, portfolio reviews and future art careers in college.


Art Possible Ohio is a community that connects inspired artists with their passion, service providers with resources, and all citizens with creative opportunities.

Arts Possible Ohio was founded in 1986 and works together with artists of all ages who have disabilities to advocate for accessibility and inclusivity, advance careers in the creative sector, build community, and improve the academic achievement of Ohio’s students through arts integration. By bridging arts and disability, our programs and services promote inclusive spaces and accessible opportunities for Ohioans.

Accessible Expressions Ohio is one of the most diverse art exhibits on display. It is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of sixty 2D and 3D art by Ohio artists with disabilities. Artists of any age, living in Ohio, with a disability may enter in the Youth, Emerging, or Professional categories. AEO raises awareness by presenting the show in inclusive settings designed to change perceptions about disability.