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.
2014 Award Recipients
The Janet Ensign Bromley Award for Excellence in the Arts
Logan Hawthorne of Fairland High School, Untitled. Mixed Media. Instructor Phoebe Carey.
High School Awards of Excellence
Amanda Assaley of St. Joseph High School, "shut. With four." Oil. Instructor Seth White.
Colleen Freshour of Ripley High School, "To the Barn." Pencil. Instructor Debbie Sisson.
Jake Montgomery of Cabell Midland High School, "Check." Ceramic. Instructor Christina Frye.
Grayson Collins of Chesapeake High School, "Nightmare." Face Painting. Photography. Instructor Robin Kimball.
High School Awards of Recognition
Abigail Turner of St. Joseph High School, "That Girl." Oil. Instructor Seth White.
Kathryn Tilton of Paul Blazer High School, "Where the Water is Greener." Pencil, photography. Instructor Jennifer Spade.
Olivia Zarilla of Cabell Midland High School, "Artistic Touch." Ceramic. Instructor Jennifer Wiley.
Austin Manley of Huntington High School, "Puzzle." Marker. Instructor Brianna Allen.
Middle School Awards of Recognition
Jiyoon Kim of Vinson Middle School, "Traditional Korean Girl." Mixed Media. Instructor Catherine Harold.
Reagan Broughton of South Point Middle School, "Shattered." Oil, watercolor. Instructor Marsha Ellis.
Emily James of Winfield Middle School, "Bozee." Pencil. Instructor Deborah McComas.
John Thomas of Russell Middle School, "Predator." Papier Mache. Instructor Tim Decker.