The 54th annual Lorain County Area School Art Show, sponsored by Nordson Corporation, runs through March 11 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain County Community College.
This exhibit draws inspiration from public, parochial, and private colleges, high schools, and homeschoolers in Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties. Art teachers present more than 1,200 original works of art by student artists each year. Professional judges then choose more than 500 works of art which are hung salon-style in the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at the College’s Stocker Art Center.
Avon Lake High School junior Brynn Bondar and senior Vivian Duvall won the prestigious American Vision Award. Bondar’s work is called ‘Depth of Billiards’ (photograph) and Duvall’s is called ‘Annoying’ (painting).
A total of 17 Gold Keys (the highest honor), 11 Silver Keys, and 69 Honorable Mentions were awarded to students at Avon Lake High School (several students won multiple honors).
Art categories include Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Comics, Design, Digital, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Comics, Fashion Design, Jewelry, Mixed Media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video game design and senior art portfolio.
The prizes by category are listed below.
Four students from Avon Lake High School have a superior art portfolio on display: Vivian Duvall, Gold Key; Jade Parsons, Silver Key; and Maya Elliott and Lauren Hansborough, honorable mentions.
Thirty-three students have photography pieces in the exhibit. Six students received Gold Key awards in photography: Kate Baugh (three), Brynn Bondar, Elaina DesJardins, August Resar, Abigail Walsh and Jordan West. Four students received Silver Key awards: Evan Balwani, Lauren Hansborough, Dan Kane and Sabrina Marsala. Honorable mentions go to Evan Balwani (two), Nola Banks, Brooklan Benesh (two), Nate Buck (three), Stephanie Byczek, Samantha Cracas, Elaina DesJardins, Maggi Feit (two), Anthony Ferrari (three), Katya Genin , Kevin Hadchiti (three), Lauren Hansborough, Ashley Hubert, Kaitlyn Ingham, Laci Keith (four), Sabrina Marsala (three), Alan Martinez Vacca (three), Maggie Menz, Evelynn Powers, August Resar (three), Emma Schlabach ( two), Abigail Walsh (two) and Jordan West (three).
Eleven students have digital artwork in the exhibit: Two Gold Key winners are Abigail Davis and Vivian Duvall. Two Silver Key winners are Anthony Ferrari and Evelynn Powers. Seven students received honorable mention: Mia Amicone, Brynn Bondar, Tori Farran, Nathan Jorgensen, Lila Krawiec, Hannah Malbasa and Andrew Sarraino.
Seven students have painting pieces in the exhibition: Three Gold Key winners are Vivian Duvall, Audrey Falish and Jade Parsons. The ten honorable mentions include Caitlin Allen (two), Vivian Duvall (two), Alyssa Kordish (four) and Jade Parsons (two).
Four students have ceramic and glass pieces in the exhibit: Two Golden Key Honors for Malik Asad. Three Silver Key honors for Kaila Ungar and Maria Zuk (two). One student got an honorable mention, Malik Asad.
Four students have drawing and illustration pieces in the exhibition: Vivian Duvall obtained a golden key. Renée Roberge got a silver key. Honorable mentions go to Lily Good (two) and Renee Roberge.
Larysa Kravec received an honorable mention for a work of sculpture.
The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, is open for extended hours throughout the duration of the exhibition on March 11.
• Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
• Sunday March 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The exhibit can also be viewed by appointment by dialing (440) 366-4140.