Bay High students win awards in regional art show

Maria DiLallo of Bay Village won third place for her oil painting, “The Side of Jamaica You Can’t See.” Photo by Leah Gilbert

The Ileen Kelner Juried High School Art Show, sponsored by the Beachwood Arts Council, is currently taking place through Sunday, March 4, at the Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd. This annual art show, which is in its 23rd year, features artwork by area high school students in a variety of media, including jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and fiber art. 

Ninety-five students from 25 area high schools, including Bay High School and Westlake High School, are participating. The Bay High School students are: Maria DiLallo, Jenna Goff, Allison Maust and Megan Sjoquist. Westlake High School students are: Gena Asi, Megan Beech, Patrick Lee and Jamie Novak.

The hours for the art show, which is free and open to the community, are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

An opening reception and awards ceremony was held on Feb. 11. Three Bay High School students won awards for their paintings. Allison Maust won second place for her oil painting titled “Gloomy.” Maria DiLallo won third place for her oil painting titled “The Side of Jamaica You Can’t See.” Jenna Goff won an honorable mention for her acrylic painting, "A Week in the Life."

This year's judges were: Sandra Noble, part-time lecturer, Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University; Grafton J. Nunes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Institute of Art; and Kevin O'Donnell, managing director, Lee Hayden Gallery, Beachwood Place.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 9:43 AM, 02.20.2018