Marshall University College of Arts and Media Presents Portfolio 2015
April 18 - May 17, 2015
The awards ceremony and opening reception will begin on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Every spring HMA hosts an exhibition of art from the middle schools and high schools in our Tri-State area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. This event, called Portfolio, is very special for students and art teachers. Students are delighted to have their work displayed in a museum.
When they attend the opening, often with parents and family members, they are so pleased and proud of their accomplishments. Teachers also experience pride and gratification when they see their students being honored.
Monetary awards are an added bonus to all of these good feelings. A Professor of Art from Marshall University carefully views and judges all of the work, selecting the 13 award winners. This is a challenging task, taking time and consideration, since there are usually about 180 to 200 works of art in the Portfolio exhibit. There are eight recognition awards of $25 each; four excellence awards of $50 each; and one award for $100, the Janet Bromley Excellence in the Arts Award. These award winners are announced, recognized and congratulated at the opening reception. In addition, the judge delivers a presentation which is intended to give further learning and insight for students and teachers.
Participating Tri-State counties include Cabell, Putnam, Jackson, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo and Mason in West Virginia; Lawrence County in Ohio; and Boyd and Greenup in Kentucky.
This exhibit is presented by the Marshall University College of Arts and Media.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.