Marshall University College of Arts and Media Presents: Portfolio, which is designed to showcase the exemplary artwork of middle school and high school students in the Tri-State region of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
This exhibition provides a venue for the serious student to build a portfolio for advanced study, while giving the younger student an opportunity to participate in a high-quality exhibition. It is an excellent way of recognizing aspiring artists as well as the art teachers in the region. Each year, a judge selects 13 winners. Each winner receives an award and has his or her artwork posted on the museum’s website. To view winners from the past few years, click on the appropriate year at the bottom of this page.
Portfolio is generously presented by the Marshall University College of Arts and Media; with additional support 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.
2012 Award Recipients
The Janet Ensign Bromley Award for Excellence in the Arts
Dominique Neff of St. Joseph High School, “Interior,” Oil. Instructor Seth White.
High School Awards of Excellence
Hali Hutchinson of Paul G. Blazer High School, “Speculum,” Watercolor and Graphite. Instructor Amber Chapman.
Haley Knipp of St. Joseph High School, “Randy,” Oil. Instructor Seth White.
Amanda Ramella of Paul G. Blazer High School, “She Doesn’t Know,” Photography. Instructor Jennifer Spade.
Tyler Gaca of Huntington High School, “Night Owl,” Ceramic. Instructor Leslee Smith.
High School Awards of Recognition
Kendra Mead of Winfield High School, “Here Kitty Kitty,” Ink. Instructor Suzann Cole.
Alexis Macgregor of Huntington High School, “I Didn’t Do It,” Ceramic. Instructor Jennifer Wiley.
Chloe Barber of Hurricane High School, “Cat Man,” Watercolor. Instructor Reuben Ellis.
Samantha Holmes of Paul G. Blazer High School, “Hope,” Watercolor. Instructor Jennifer Spade.
Middle School Awards of Recognition
Miranda Robinson of Wurtland Middle School, “Archer,” Tape. Instructor Mary Cantor.
Ally Snyder of Winfield Middle School, “Just Me,” Pastel. Instructor Deborah McComas.
Brook Rorabaugh of Winfield Middle School, “Oxygen,” Pencil. Instructor Deborah McComas.
Maryauna Hester of Beverly Hills Middle School, “Blaze of Blue Flowers,” Colored Pencil. Instructor Sofija Smith