LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall’s 27th annual Creative Youth Art Exhibit awards ceremony took place on Thursday, March 5, as friends and family filled the Hamilton Auditorium to celebrate the accomplishments of Greenbrier Valley’s young artists.
A reception with light refreshments provided by The Greenbrier followed the ceremony.
Creative Youth is a juried art show each spring that features the talent and imagination of Greenbrier County students in grades 4-12. Children from public, private, and home schools submit their work for this juried art exhibit.
This year’s participating schools and teachers include: Alderson Elementary School, April Vincent; Crichton Elementary School, David Poticher; Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, Mark Cline and Mary Stankunas; Frankford Elementary School, Stephanie Holley; Greenbrier Academy for Girls, Anne Hunter; Greenbrier East High School, Anne Bordas and Stephanie Tilley.
Also, Greenbrier West High School, Marla Bell; Lewisburg Elementary School, Jody Wilber; Rainelle Elementary School, David Poticher; Ronceverte Elementary School, April Vincent; Rupert Elementary School, Melissa Clovis; Smoot Elementary School, Melissa Clovis; Western Greenbrier Middle School Emily Sullivan; and White Sulphur Springs Elementary School, Stephanie Holley.
During the awards ceremony, Carnegie Hall’s Artistic Director Allan Sizemore, President Sara Crickenberger, Education Director Leah Trent, Board of Director’s Vice Chairperson Liz Wickline, and Education Assistant Harmony Flora, announced the winners of the various art categories and divisions.
Local artists Molly Messimer, Barbara Walker, and Misty Walkup served as judges.
The Best in Show Award went to Sallie Whitkamper, a Greenbrier East High School senior, for her drawing “Troubling of Goldfish.”
The inaugural Carnegie Hall’s Choice Award was given to Ronceverte Elementary fifth grader Autumn Miller for her mixed-media “Taking Flight.”
Elementary School Division (Grades 4-5) ribbon winners include:
• Drawing: Ethan Dowdy, winner; Wyatt Berger, runner-up; Madilyn Sweet, third place; Walker Gwinn, honorable mention.
• Mixed Media: Jayden Bosserman, winner; Diana Porter, runner-up; Elijah Smailes, third place; Willow Patterson, honorable mention.
• Painting: Conley Morgan, winner; Kaylee Wingrove, runner-up; Lacey Cole, third place; Lillian Long, honorable mention.
• Photography: Kadence Nolan, winner; Irelyn Sams, runner-up.
• Printmaking: Noah Kincaid, winner; Kya Miller, runner-up; Sydney Norman, third place.
Middle School Division (Grades 6-8) ribbon winners include:
• Drawing: Sofia Kelso, winner; Taylor Tomlinson, runner-up; Mea Tatgenhorst, third place.
• Mixed Media: Avery O’Neal, winner; Sarah Mills, runner-up; Valerie Rice, third place.
• Painting: Landon Hammons, winner; Selena Elizalde, runner-up; Meagan Griffith, third place; Peyton Smith, honorable mention.
High School Division (Grades 9-12) ribbon winners include:
• Drawing: Sallie Whitkamper, winner; Katherine Barfield, runner- up; Tania Redden, third place; Riley Bowyer, honorable mention.
• Mixed Media: Kenia O’Neal, winner; Raelynn Osborne, runner-up; Kayley Thompson, third place.
• Painting: Lily Stevens, winner; Valentina Tall, runner-up; Hailey Vaughan, third place.
• Photography: Chrissy Lilly, winner; Dawson Poticher, runner-up.
For more information, call the Carnegie Hall box office at (304) 645-7917, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org, or stop by 611 Church St. in Lewisburg.
Carnegie Hall WV is a nonprofit organization supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising efforts such as TOOT and The Carnegie Hall Gala.
This drawing titled “Troubling of Goldfish” by Sallie Whitcamper, a senior at Greenbrier East High School, won the Best in Show Award during Carnegie Hall’s 27th annual Creative Youth Art Exhibit. The announcement was made during an awards ceremony held Thursday, March 5, at Carnegie Hall’s Hamilton Auditorium. (Photo Courtesy Carnegie Hall)
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