43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition

The 43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, made possible by Old National Bank, runs from April 10 through May 15, 2010.  The public reception will be Saturday April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. with the High school award presentation at 2 p.m.

It was May 1967 when the first Student Art Exhibition opened at the Swope. Howard E. Wooden, executive director of the Swope from 1966-75, felt that the perspectives of young talent revealed the health and cultural awareness of a community, as well as the success created when teachers encourage self-expression along with technical disciplines.

Mr. Wooden’s original vision is validated by today’s student submissions. This year’s student exhibition includes about 340 students from 33 elementary, middle and high schools. The High school section was judged by Bernard Hagedorn, Professor of Art, Vincennes University. Mr. Hagedorn selected 71 works of art from about 240 submissions and selected 30 for awards, which are listed below and on the Swope web site.

Mr. Hagedorn commented “Over the last twenty years I have been privileged to jury many high school shows across Southern and Central Indiana. This exhibition of high school work is one of the finest I have had the opportunity to witness.” The Swope is proud to continue to showcase the excellence of both the area’s young artists and the area’s art teachers and programs.

Director, Howard E. Wooden, and the Vigo County School Corporation began a collaboration that has since grown to include other area schools including some from Illinois. As part of the programming all of the fifth graders in Vigo County arrive for an intensive schedule of tours. Special thanks go to the Swope volunteer Docent corps for leading the tours during the months of April and May and to Terre Haute Savings Bank, which makes the tours possible.

The 43rd Annual Student Exhibition, 2010 High School Award Winners:

  • Best In Show, Katie Gaston, “Fashion Gone Green, McLean High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Christine Ellis, instructor
  • 1st Place 2-D Mixed Media, Ayla Walter, “Red Pepper Collage, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 2nd Place 2-D Mixed Media, Ayla Walter, “Gypsy Raccoon, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 3rd Place 2-D Mixed Media, Elaine Pitts,  “Destiny”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 1st Place Ceramic, Lindsey Reed, “Touched by Shape”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 2nd Place Ceramic,  Bailey Reinoehl, “Mini Me”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Addie Simpson, instructor
  • 3rd Place Ceramic,  Caitlin Pickens, “Europa”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 1st Place Drawing, Kayla Pepelea, “Reflection”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 2nd Place Drawing, Lacey Bledsoe, “Self-Portrait”, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Cheryl Maners, instructor
  • 3rd Place Drawing,  Adrienne Strohm, “Destitute Wealth”, Marshall High School, Marshall, Illinois, Beth Meeker, instructor
  • 1st Place Graphic Design, Jacie Endo, “Brantley”, Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana, Robin A. Johnson, instructor
  • 2nd Place Graphic Design, Rebecca Norlin, “Light Show”, Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana, Robin A. Johnson, instructor
  • 3rd Place Graphic Design, Chris Taylor, “Untitled”, Northview High School, Brazil, Indiana, Amy Taylor and Joni Southerland, instructors
  • 1st Place Painting, Andrea John, “Wheels of Fun”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 2nd Place Painting, Andrea John, “Mom and Megan”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 3rd Place Painting, Olivia Brown, “Dealing with the Empty Space”, McLean High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Christine Ellis, instructor
  • 1st Place Photography, Rebecca Norlin, “She Devil”, Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana, Robin A. Johnson, instructor
  • 2nd Place Photography, Shaley Weir, “Not Photoshop”, North Vermillion High School, Cayuga, Indiana, Charles T. Wagoner, instructor
  • 3rd Place Photography, Shelby Porter, “Natural Forms”, North Vermillion High School, Cayuga, Indiana, Charles T. Wagoner, instructor
  • 1st Place Printmaking, Ayla Walter, “Flashing Lights”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 2nd Place Printmaking, Emilee Bean, “Dolphins in Motion”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 3rd Place Printmaking, Ayla Walter, “The Grey Face”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 1st Place Sculpture, Bailey Reinoehl, “Foxy”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Addie Simpson, instructor
  • 2nd Place Sculpture, Nutchaya Thongthanee, “Into the New World”, Clay City High School, Clay City, Indiana, Brett Haviland, instructor
  • 3rd Place Sculpture, Andrea John, “The Next Chapter”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor
  • 1st Place Textile, Chris Taylor, “Untitled”, Northview High School, Brazil, Indiana, Amy Taylor and Joni Southerland, instructors
  • 2nd Place Textile, Sarah Thompson, “The Sly Fox”, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Diane Songer instructor
  • 3rd Place Textile, Erica Klass, “Untitled”, Northview High School, Brazil, Indiana, Amy Taylor and Joni Southerland, instructors
  • 1st Place Watercolor, Adrienne Strohm, “Untitled”, Marshall High School, Marshall, Illinois, Beth Meeker, instructor
  • 2nd Place Watercolor, Stormi Baker, “Morning Dew”, South Vermillion High School, Clinton, Indiana, Beth Hoke, instructor


Other Participating High Schools and Instructors:

  • Booker T. Washington High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Vicki Walsh, instructor
  • Terre Haute Christian Educators, Terre Haute, Indiana, Mary G. Mayhew, instructor
  • Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, Rod Bradfield instructor
  • Terre Haute West Vigo High School, West Terre Haute, Indiana, Sara Laughlin, instructor

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