Celebrating Art: Fall 2019 High Merit Students Announced

Congratulations to the 4 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece for the Fall 2019 Celebrating Art competition and publication! Having a High Merit award means the art was an exceptional piece. Out of thousands of entries received for the Fall 2019 contest, it stood out as being one of the top 5% submitted. Students who have art selected as High Merit work will receive special recognition in the book as it is displayed as a High Merit piece.

Congratulations to the following students:

From Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Mixed Media class:

Susan Park

Susan Park

From Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing class:

Alyssa McRoberts
Destanie Sexton
Mackenzie Sexton

Alyssa McRoberts

Mackenzie Sexton

Destanie Sexton


Cailee Plunkett Announced as an Overture Awards Finalist!

The Overture Awards Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music. For the 2020 competition, students may win $4,000 (one awarded in each discipline) or $1000 finalist award. Judges at all levels of the competition are drawn from the professional arts community.

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2020 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Ms. Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking student, William Weinheimer, on being selected to represent our Legislative District and OHHS at this year’s Exhibition! As part of a year-long celebration of the arts and arts education, the artwork of William Weinheimer, a freshman at Oak Hills High School, has been selected to exhibit his drawing “Not a Care in the World” at the 2020 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

Now in its fifth year, the exhibition is open to the public at the Vern Rife Center for Government and the Arts lower level Statehouse connector from June 2020 through June 2021. The Riffe Center is open during regular business hours year-round.

The Ohio Arts Council joined with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Art Education Association to mount a student exhibition representing all 99 House districts in the State of Ohio. The exhibition recognizes the talent, creativity, and innovation of students who receive high-quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school. It represents are by some of Ohio’s finest high school artists.

William will be invited to represent Legislative District 30th at the statewide exhibition reception in the fall of 2020 to celebrate creativity, education, the arts, and their talents.

For more information about the partnering organizations please visit:
Ohio House of Representatives: http://www.ohiohouse.gov
Ohio Art Education Association: http://www.oaea.org
Ohio Arts Council: oac.ohio.gov


Art Possible Ohio 24th Annual Accessible Expression Exhibition

Congratulations to the Oak Hills High School students whose artwork was selected for the Art Possible Ohio, formerly known as VSA OHIO, Annual Accessible Expressions Ohio Traveling Exhibition.

Anna Luken, Grade 12
Ayden Hingsbergen, Grade 9

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

Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disabilities by presenting the art in inclusive settings.

AEO begins with a call for art open to artists with disabilities – any age, any experience level, and all across Ohio. The annual exhibition is selected by jurors from the call for art entries. The entire exhibition is on display in full for the month of March before being curated into small groups for a statewide tour (April – December). The 2020 Day of Arts for All will be at the Springfield Museum of Art on March 28th from 10 am-2 pm. Our theme this year is, What Makes Art Possible for You?

The 2020 Save Local Waters Rain Barrel Art Project

The Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and educational medium. The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like stormwater runoff, watersheds and water conservation.

Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is its dull appearance. Some people are less likely to use them given their negative aesthetic impact on residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. The “Save Local Waters” initiative believes that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use.

This year, Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Mixed Media students will be creating 3 Rain Barrels for this year’s event. Congratulations to all of the students who were selected by their peers to submit pieces for the jurying.

Congratulations to Alaina Broughton (12), Juliana Meads (10), and Sarah Young (9) on the selection of their design by the “Save Local Waters” committee for this year’s event!