Record-setting Muncie Young Artist Exhibition and Winners Reception Set for First Thursday, April 2nd

March 12, 2020

Record-setting Muncie Young Artist Exhibition and Winners Reception Set for First Thursday, April 2nd

2020 has proven to be a record-setting year for student art in East Central Indiana for the Muncie Young Artist Exhibition and team of PrimeTrust, Cornerstone Center of the Arts and Muncie Artist Guild since the YAE’s inception in 2015, with nearly double student artists’ submissions, teachers' and schools’ involvement and the number of cash awards earned by student artists and their teachers. 

K-12th grade student artists and their teachers residing in greater Delaware County submitted 2D and 3D pieces of artwork from 17 + schools to the March 5th exhibition and the top 25 pieces will be on display in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery, April 2nd for a First Thursday Muncie Young Artist Winner’s Reception featuring the winners of the 2020 Muncie Young Artist Exhibition and presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union

Muncie Young Artist Exhibition 2020 winners listed in order of place:

First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention:

K-2nd, 2D  

EMMA SEARCY, WENDY CHRISTOFELD, SOPHIA TUNNELL, and ELIZA ZYLSTRA

Emma Searcy, The Famous Art

Emma Searcy, winner K-2nd, 2D, "The Famous Art", St. Lawrence Catholic School, submitted by Ms. Laurie Lunsford

 

3-5th, 2D  

ALIVIA BARNETT, SOPHIA HANKINS, ABYGAIL VAN BUSKIRK,  and RYLEE HICKAM

Alivia Barnett, winner, 3-5th, 2D, "Rami Malek", Southview Elementary, submitted by Mr. Brian Anderson

 

6-8th, 2D  

CAITLYN DANIEL, HANNAH SWANSON, JENNAH LOVE, and KIMBERLY COOK

Caitlyn Daniel, winner, 6-8th "Melophobia", Blue River Valley Jr. High, submitted by Jessie Daniel

 

6-8th, 3D  

MORGAN MERCER, MATTHEW LYONS, NICOLE SOUTHERLAND, and JASMINE HINES

Morgan Mercer, winner, 6-8th, 3D- "Emotion", Cowan Jr. High School, submitted by Ms. Paula Petsel

 

9-12th, 2D

ANNIE WRIGHT, ZAKE CAMPBELL, ELENI BOW, and ELLY ROBERTSON 

 

Annie Wright, winner 912th, 2D- "Repaint the Red Lion", Yorktown High School, submitted by Ms. Lori Rocciardi

9-12th, 3D

KATELYN WADE, MEREDITH MARLOW, BRIDGETTE TOWNSEND, and CHRISTAIN HEFFERMAN

 

Katelyn Wade, winner, 9-12th, 3D, "Boston Tea Party Madness", Delta High School, submitted by Ms. Helen Zacek

The Muncie Artists Guild awarded a $500 scholarship to the “Artist of the Year” KATELYN WADE of Delta High School, for her 3D piece entitled: “Boston Tea Party Madness”. Wade also won first place in 9-12th, 3D category.

 

Photo: Beth Sharp, President, Muncie Artist Guild awards Katelyn Wade $500 Artist of the Year Scholarship, March 5th, 2020. Photograph courtesy of Carol Bradshaw, Cornerstone Center of the Arts

A panel of accomplished artists, arts’ professionals and educators in Muncie and East Central Indiana judged each piece of artwork using a uniform rubric.

Muncie Young Artist 2020 judges were: 

BARBARA GIORGIO, PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF ART, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, (MACAA, FATE)

ERIN WILLIAMS, MIXED MEDIA ARTIST, PLYSPACE/MUNCIE ARTS AND CULTURAL COUNCIL

BARBARA SCHAFER, GORDY FINE ART & FRAMING, CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

BRIAN BLAIR, DESIGNER & SCULPTOR, PUMPKIN PULP

STUART TROXEL, VISUAL ARTIST, PAINTER, A TOWN CENTER- ANDERSON

MIKE PRATER, CARTOON & MURAL ARTIST, PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF ART, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY 

Additionally, PrimeTrust issued a new award of $500 to the schools and teachers with the most winning submissions for which there was a tie: Delta Middle School’s Ms. Meghan Frey and Delta High School’s Ms. Helen Zacek, both tied for the honor.  

All winners were announced at a full-house, standing-room only public reception on Thursday, March 5th, presented by PrimeTrust in which Jeff Sikora, CEO/President, PrimeTrust, and Ian Robertson, President, Cornerstone Center of the Arts issued the awards and Aimee West, Director of Education, also of Cornerstone, emceed the event.

Photo: Jeff Sikora, CEO/President of PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Ian Robertson, President, Cornerstone Center of the Arts issue Young Artist Awards, March 4th, 2020. Photograph, Carol Bradshaw, Cornerstone Center for the Arts

 

Aimee West, Director of Education, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, announces Muncie Young Artist Teacher and School awards tie: Meghan Frey, Delta Middle School and Helen Zacek, Delta High School. Photograph, courtesy of Carol Bradshaw, Cornerstone Center for the Arts 

In preparation for the show, the winning 2D pieces were matted and framed by Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

The Young Artist Exhibition Winner’s Reception is presented by Primetrust Federal Credit Union, will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2nd and the award-winning artwork will be on display throughout the month of April.

Muncie Young Artist Exhibition 2021 is set for March's First Thursday: March 4th, 2021.

Learn more about YAE’s history and future! Visit: www.muncieyoungartist.com





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