April 16 - May 15, 2022
The Huntington Museum of Art presents the work of high school senior art students in the Portfolio 2022 exhibit, which is on view from April 16 through May 15, 2022. A virtual awards program will take place on April 16, at 2 p.m. on HMA’s YouTube channel. Because of the pandemic, HMA has narrowed the focus of this year’s exhibit to highlight the work of high school seniors as it also did in 2021.
Twenty student artworks from 13 Tri-State high schools are featured in this year’s exhibit. Participating high schools include Cabell Midland, Huntington, Logan, Poca, Point Pleasant, Spring Valley, and Tug Valley in West Virginia; Ironton and Rock Hill in Ohio; and Greenup, Paul G. Blazer, Raceland-Worthington, and Russell in Kentucky.
HMA Senior Curator/Exhibition Designer John Farley selected Kendra Fischer as the winner of the 2022 Janet Bromley Excellence in the Arts Award for her textile collage work titled “Blue Jean Bull.” The award winner attends Spring Valley High School, where Sara Tess Hager is her art teacher. All student artists participating in the exhibit will receive small cash prizes and certificates for being chosen by their teachers to participate in the exhibit.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Kendra Fischer, Blue Jean Bull. Collage. Spring Valley High School; instructor Sara Tess Hager. This artwork is the winner of the 2022 Janet Bromley Excellence in the Arts Award. Photo by George Lanham.