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Editor's Note: We have the digital images the students provided for the judging and can share those, but many of the images are low res. If you would like to see the images we have or to receive the direct student contact information for interviews or images, please contact Amanda Pierce: apierce@ccad.edu, 614.437.7204.


(Jan. 14, 2014)

Scholastic Winners' Work on Exhibit at CCAD; 4 Artists Advance to National Level

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 14, 2014)—Columbus College of Art & Design will showcase the work of Central Ohio’s finest young artists for the 2014 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition opening Jan. 17 at CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery and running through Feb. 1.

Artists in grades seven through 12 submitted 1,006 individual pieces and portfolios, 457 of which were selected by judges for the final exhibition, including photographs, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and digital art.

"The depth of talent and ability, once again, left the judges with some tough decisions,” said Densil R.R. Porteous II, CCAD director of admissions.

“Our investment in hosting this event is always rewarded by the immeasurable outpouring of submissions from students who want to demonstrate and share their endeavors in the art sphere with us, the community and the nation,” Porteous said.

Four students received Best of Show honors as American Visions Medal nominees for national recognition: (http://flickr.com/gp/77678141@N07/PJ8JV3/)
• Sayoko Ariga New Albany High School
• Sean Garrett Upper Arlington High School
• George Liu Worthington Kilbourne High School
• Shea Stiebler Upper Arlington High School

Best of Show honorees were chosen from 42 regional Gold Key honorees who are considered for national-level recognition and may be eligible for scholarships at participating art and design colleges and universities throughout the country.

Dresses made out of paper maps, playing cards, bed sheets and batik fabric earned Shea Stiebler recognition as an American Visions Medal nominee. The Upper Arlington High School senior said the award was an honor and a shock.

“It feels amazing knowing that all of your hard work has paid off and that others have recognized the time and ability that has gone into each piece,” Stiebler said.

For a complete list of Central Ohio student winners by school, click here /files/events-news/sp2014/scholastics-winners-list-2014.pdf (PDF).

This is the 27th year CCAD has hosted the Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards. The national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards date back to 1923 and are the oldest and largest student art awards recognition program in the U.S. -- and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery is located at Cleveland Avenue and East Gay Street in downtown Columbus. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

A recognition program for students and their families will take place on Jan. 19 at CCAD. More information about the 2014 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards is available by calling the CCAD Admissions Office at 614.222.3261.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.


About CCAD
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.