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BCPS student artists honored at 36th Annual High School Art Exhibition

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TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools hosted its 36th Annual High School Art Exhibition on June 6, 2024, showcasing the work of 122 student artists from across the county.

The juried exhibition featured a wide range of media from painting, drawings, prints, sculpture, and film. The work was created by students at 17 different high schools in Baltimore County.

The winning pieces were displayed on display at The StarTUp at Towson University, where the exhibition was held.

The exhibition highlights the unwavering dedication and creativity of BCPS students and their art educators. It is also a testament to the support that BCPS provides for students’ arts education.

“The 36th Annual High School Art Exhibition highlights the unwavering dedication and creativity of BCPS students and their art educators, showcasing BCPS’ steadfast support for a robust, culturally responsive visual arts education,” said Ryan Twentey, coordinator of the BCPS Office of Visual Arts. “We are especially proud this year that the honored works are by students from 17 BCPS high schools. This reflects the excellence in arts education and distribution of talent across the county. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who nurture our outstanding young artists, including teachers, parents, caregivers, mentors, and community partners.”

The following awards were presented at the ceremony:

BCPS James B. Laubheimer Scholarship Awards

  • Best in Show – Nihla Isaac, Randallstown High School, “Pathway”
  • 1st Place Overall – Jada McAliley, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, “Noise Cancellation Headphones”
  • 2nd Place Overall – Moyinoluwa Olukanni, Franklin High School, “Francine”
  • 3rd Place Overall – Nate Fink, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, “Parts of the Whole”

Baltimore County Public Schools Awards

  • Best Other Media – Greyson Jones, Catonsville High School, “Heavenly Eye”
  • Best Drawing – Conor Deady, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, “In Mourning”
  • Best Painting – Corryn Word, Milford Mill Academy, “Rynnie: Into the Widow-Verse”
  • Best 3D Artwork – Autumn Hitchcock, Catonsville High School, “Crude Awakening”
  • Best Digital Media – Leah Goodman, Hereford High School, “She Wasn’t Like This Before”
  • Best Photograph – Spencer Seergae, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, “Good Job”
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Taiwo Adelabu, Randallstown High School, “The Pilgrimage”
    • Micah Cobaria, Perry Hall High School, “Leave a message at the tone…!”
  • Melany Cornejo Cotto, Woodlawn High School, “Waking From the American Dream”
  • Riley Darchicourt, Sparrows Point High School, “Birds Fly”
  • Tyleal Dubose, Randallstown High School, “Nannie Mae Scott”
  • Cristina Leon, Franklin High School, “Angelina”
  • Sydney McDonald, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, “Silenced”
  • Graham O’Connell, Dulaney High School, “Party for One”
  • Zachary Ramquar, Dundalk High School, “Glitched Chromatic”
  • Maegan Relano, Towson High School, “Rinsed with Water”
  • Emma Sheridan, Dulaney High School, “Sleeping Beauty”
  • Rebecca Thompson, Eastern Technical High School, “Nostalgia”
    • Xavier Washington, Dulaney High School, “Coffee Shop Hero”

Awards sponsored by Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter, LLC

  • 1st Place – Jada McAliley, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, “Noise Cancellation Headphones”
  • 2nd Place – Naima Clark, Loch Raven High School, “Shoulder to Cry On”
  • 3rd Place – D’Naiya Arthur, Randallstown High School, “Burger Bliss”
  • Finalists
    • Melany Cornejo Cotto, Woodlawn High School, “Waking From the American Dream”
    • Nate Fink, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, “Parts of the Whole”
    • Laylawne Kiah, Chesapeake High School, “Rebirth”
    • Cristina Leon, Franklin High School, “Angelina”
    • Moyinoluwa Olukanni, Franklin High School, “Francine”

Excellence in Water Media Awards, sponsored by Baltimore Watercolor Society

  • Nova Emery, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, “Rose and Sage”
  • Madison Miranda, Kenwood High School, “What Lies Beneath”

The exhibition and awards were presented by BCPS in collaboration with partners Azrael Franz Schwab Lipowitz & Solter, LLC, Baltimore County Public Schools Department of Facilities Management and Facilities Operations, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., Hannah’s Café, and Towson University.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo: “Pathway” by Nihla Isaac, Randallstown High School, via BCPS

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