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.
2015 Award Recipients
The Janet Ensign Bromley Award for Excellence in the Arts
Izzy Belcher of Huntington High School, “Breath of Life.” Ceramic. Instructor Leslee Smith.
High School Awards of Excellence
Hannah Floyd of Raceland-Worthington High School, "Mountainous Wasteland." Mixed Media. Instructor Mark Villinger.
Logan Hawthorne of Fairland High School, "Trail of Tears." Pastel, colored pencil. Instructor Phoebe Carey.
Erin Keller of Winfield High School, “Scotty.” Conte crayon. Instructor Erin R. Crouch.
Aidan Young of Paul Blazer High School, “Pieces of Me.” Photograph. Instructor Jennifer Spade.
High School Awards of Recognition
Parvanee Karimpour of St. Joseph High School, “Still Life.” Oil. Instructor Seth White.
Austin Manley of Huntington High School, “Sponge Cake.” Mixed Media. Instructor Diana Frazier.
Selena Miller of Paul Blazer High School, "It Shouldn't Hurt." Photograph. Instructor Jennifer Spade.
Abigail Turner of St. Joseph High School, “Abs Turner.” Oil. Instructor Seth White.
Middle School Awards of Recognition
Bailey Powell of Russell Middle School, “Bands in Space.” Graphite. Instructor Tim Decker.
Brandon Rakes of Guyan Valley Middle School, “Container #2.” Ceramic. Instructor Mary Lou Decker.
Payton Scott of Ashland Middle School, “Untitled.” Colored pencil. Instructor Cory Brown.
Madison Thompson of Raceland-Worthington Middle School, “Home in the Forest.” Mixed Media. Instructor.