Portfolio

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.

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2013 Award Recipients

The Janet Ensign Bromley Award for Excellence in the Arts

Colleen Freshour of Ripley High School,

Colleen Freshour of Ripley High School, "Looking into Yesterday," Pencil. Instructor Debbie Sisson.

High School Awards of Excellence

Emma Bauer of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School,

Emma Bauer of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, "Old Kitchen," Oil. Instructor Seth White.

Brooke Dulaney of Ripley High School,

Brooke Dulaney of Ripley High School, "Clara Belle," Watercolor. Instructor Debbie Sisson.

Jordan Keller of Huntington High School,

Jordan Keller of Huntington High School, "Alice's Teapot," Ceramic. Instructor Jennifer Wiley.

Hannah Kirby of Huntington High School,

Hannah Kirby of Huntington High School, "Pear and Grapes," Oil. Instructor Diana Frazier.

High School Awards of Recognition

Caleb Fetherolf of Tolsia High School,

Caleb Fetherolf of Tolsia High School, "It's Not About the Title," Ink, watercolor, pencil. Instructor Rhonda Rickman.

Erin Keller of Winfield High School,

Erin Keller of Winfield High School, "Untitled," India ink. Instructor Erin Crouch.

Thomas Matthews of Huntington High School,

Thomas Matthews of Huntington High School, "Respect the Art," Pen and ink, marker. Instructor Paula Watts.

Hanna Taylor of Huntington High School,

Hanna Taylor of Huntington High School, "Blue Plate Special," Ceramic. Instructor Jennifer Wiley.

Middle School Awards of Recognition

Emily Adams of Russell Middle School,

Emily Adams of Russell Middle School, "Unbridled," Charcoal. Instructor Tim Decker.

Shaylyn Caldwell of Verity Middle School,

Shaylyn Caldwell of Verity Middle School, "Zentangle Explosion," Tempera, Sharpie, white charcoal. Instructor Jordan Sheils.

Darian Herb of Winfield Middle School,

Darian Herb of Winfield Middle School, "Gentle Giant," Pencil. Instructor Debbie McComas.

Matt Little of Russell Middle School,

Matt Little of Russell Middle School, "Utah Raptor," Cardboard, plaster. Instructor Tim Decker.

HMA Docent Recognition Award