Students Win Art Contest at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery Campus (PHOTOS)

For the ninth year, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus hosted an art show featuring the work of young artists and photographers.

PHOTO | Carlo Pizarro

PHOTO | Carlo Pizarro

Students from 20 of the county’s public high schools submitted to the competition 174 mixed-media art pieces and 221 photographs, according to a release from Johns Hopkins. Jurors selected 43 canvases and 33 photographs to be showcased in the exhibit. Nine students won prizes for their original works. This year’s theme is “Out of the Ordinary.”

The competing artists, selected by their high school art teachers, were each given a canvas in October. The entries were due in January. Materials and prizes for the contest were sponsored in part by the Rockville location of Plaza Arts, an art material and picture framing company.

Hundreds of parents, students and community residents gathered for the opening of the exhibit, which will be on display through March 31 in the lobby of the campus’ 9605 Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Johns Hopkins University has strong programs for students in middle school and high school, designed to get students excited about STEAM education at an early age. The A in STEAM is for “art,” an important component of a well-rounded student’s education.

The winners are:
1. Lei Yan for Cuban Ladies, Richard Montgomery
2. Amanuel Gebremariam for Jaganmata, Albert Einstein
3. Ken Ha for Awakenings, Vis Arts Center at Albert Einstein

Honerable Mentions:
Abby Staub for Over the Counter Emotions, Sherwood
Rachel Goldberg for Hidden Paradise, Sherwood
Thasanee Phongpanangam for Untitled, Watkins Mill

1. Dahlia Ehrenberg for Masked, Northwood
2. Maddy Walker for Post-Exsitence, Northwest
3. Adele Spinder for Love is Blind, Poolesville

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Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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