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.
2016 Award Recipients
The Janet Ensign Bromley Award for Excellence in the Arts
Logan Hawthorne, Lonely, Fairland High School, Pastels, Phoebe Carey- Teacher
High School Awards of Excellence
Evan Boggs, Appalachian Celebrity, Russell High School, Photography, Tiffany Botts-Perry - Teacher
Elizabeth Mitchell, Silver Teapot, Spring Valley High School, Charcoal, Sara Tess Hager - Teacher
Samia Byrd, Coastal Catch, Huntington High School, Ceramic, Leslee Smith - Teacher
Dylan Cavins, Idrys, Tolsia High School, Mixed Media, Rhonda Rickman - Teacher
High School Awards of Recognition
Morgan Sweeney, Maryland’s Blooming Day, Huntington High School, Oil Pastel, Brianna Allen - Teacher
Abby Caines, Make America Great Again, Paul Blazer High School, Acrylic, Amber Chapman - Teacher
Tiffany Moore, Nature’s Hidden Beauty, Fairland High School, Watercolor Pencil, Phoebe Carey - Teacher
Megan Matt, Caught in the Trap, Huntington High School, Mixed Media, Diana Frazier- Teacher
Middle School Awards of Recognition
Hannah Porter, Barbi Palvin, Ashland Middle School, Pencil, Cory Brown – Teacher
Karlie Salmons, The Craze Maze, Chesapeake Middle School, Pencil & Oil Pastel, LeAnna Collins - Teacher
Grace Allen, Before Cell Phones, Raceland-Worthington Jr. High School, Colored Pencil, Mark Villinger - Teacher
Skyler Toney, Two Wolves, Guyan Valley Middle School, Scratch Board, Mary Lou Decker - Teacher
HMA Docent Recognition Award
Shai Spaulding, Birch Faux Bois, Huntington High School, Ceramic, Carrie Fowler- Teacher
Averi Aya-Ay, Karma, Huntington High School, Acrylic, Brianna Allen- Teacher