Holly Hancock of Northeastern won Best of Show for mosaic sculpture “Untitled (Fired and Fried Employees).” Supplied by Lance Crow/Richmond Art Museum

Northeastern, Seton Catholic and Richmond students took home this year’s top prizes in an art show featuring works from teens all over the county.

Works by students from Lincoln, Hagerstown and Centerville high schools also are represented in Richmond Art Museum’s 18th annual All Wayne County High School Art Exhibition.  

The exhibit, which features sculptures, photos, ceramics, prints, paintings, computer-generated art, drawings and mixed media, is open through May 18. The galleries are on the northern end of Richmond High School. 

Museum staff aim to showcase the work of high school artists and promote appreciation and study of fine art among young people. They also aim to attract visitors from around the county to the regional professional museum that doesn’t charge admission. 

Northeastern’s Holly Hancock won Best of Show for “Untitled (Fired and Fried Employees).” Second went to Fabian Aleman of Seton Catholic for “Post Meridian.” Third went to Marcy Hartman of Richmond High School for “The Empress.”

Several students had more than one work accepted. A few won two awards in one category or placed in multiple categories.

The exhibit is open to all students enrolled in a high school program (public, private, or home-schooled). Artwork must be submitted for consideration by teachers on behalf of their students, and must have been completed during the current academic year.

The juried exhibit offers non-monetary awards in 10 categories.


Best Overall: Best of Show-Holly Hancock, NHS; Second- Fabian Aleman, SCHS; Third-Marcy Hartman, RHS.

Painting- Watercolor: First- Fabian Aleman, SCHS; Second- Luz Soto Serano, RHS; Third- Izzy Wetzel, RHS.

Painting- Acrylic/Oil: First- Leah Miller, SCHS; Second- Taylor Patterson, HHS; Third- Brooke Jordan, CHS.

Mixed Media: First- Holly Hancock, NHS; Second- Dio Evelyn Goss, RHS; Third- Dio Evelyn Goss, RHS.

Sculpture: First- Annabel Jones. HHS; Second- Logan Gambill, LHS; Third- Jakob Thompson, HHS.

Fine Craft-Ceramic: First- Ava Fulton, RHS; Second- Olivia VanWinkle, CHS; Third- Nia Jones, RHS

Printmaking: First- Paige Brady, RHS; Second- Taylor Thomas, RHS; Third- Dio Evelyn Goss, RHS

Photography: First- Tizeta Jarvis, CHS; Second- Amaya Kirby, HHS; Third- Tizeta Jarvis, CHS

Computer Generated Art: First- Jada Pfeiffer, RHS; Second- Leigha York, HHS; Third- Cai Thompson, CHS

Drawing-Charcoal: First- Brooke Schlechty, CHS; Second- Leah Miller, SCHS; Third- Claire Abbitt, RHS

Drawing-Pastel: First- Carson Hathaway, CHS; Second- Alexis Torbeck, CHS; Third- Susan Lee, RHS

Additional selected students

Lincoln: Emerson Steele, Ali Catey, Sophia Losekamp, Delilah Rains, Serenity Steiner, Rocco Pumhprey, Allison Clayton, Fisher Brown, Princess Maddagan, Paige Pitcock, Justin Driskill

Hagerstown: Zak McDonald, Gracie Gellinger, Alayna Robinson, Shayne Kochersperger, Aidan Mraz, Mallory Mosier, Laney Reeves, Lileigh Burton, Jozlyn Hammond, Aven Hudon, Ava Neuman, Zachary Lucus, Ava Croucher

Northeastern: Samara Carr, Ann Teeguarden. Finn Gordnier, Paige Keith, Julia Beatty

Centerville: Jullian Amyx, Becca Rice, Anna Nevels, Bailey Marsh, Kyle Dickenson, Vanessa Roeder, Ada Smoker, Layla Cate, Donna Eliason, Josie Kincaid, Jayden Cornett, Carson Hathaway, Brooke Schlechty, Meghan Roser, Hudson Todd, Taylor Heaston, Aleah Ream, Nick Tinkle, Alissa Dixon, Hanna Mathews, Nate Minton, Abigail Sangster, Nilah White, Taylor Anderson, Trace Odom, Preston Mathews, Paige Dixon

RHS: Markel Hemphill, Christian Boyd, Brooke Schlechty, Nasser Williams, Kyra Bryant, Lindsey Lear, Taleesa Williams, Dionysus Goss, Tarius Harper, Bre Foster, Tessa Fansher, Jonah Shouse, Yasmyne Harley, Fernanda Ruiz-Fernandez, Alessandra Maines, Katie Mathena, Hendrix Morken, LaVelle Clinton, Jayce Goodpaster, Adelynne Hooker, Anastasia Brim, Lydia Meyer, Rosalinda Colaj, Jayden Saine, Chloe Conner Massingale, Jayce Branham, Elise Kretchman, Peyton Cheek, Geneva Sumner, Kelsie Rainer, Jade Diamond

Seton: Makayla Minor, Brodie Webster

If you go

What: All Wayne County High School Art Exhibition

When: Through May 18. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Where: Richmond Art Museum, 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond

Cost: Free

Info: 765-966-0256 or richmondartmuseum.org

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A version of this article appeared in the May 8 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.