Regional high school art competition at WSCC.

March 7, 2015

VICTORY TWP. – The West Shore Community College Art Department is hosting the 17th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery.

An artist reception will be held on Sun., March 15, from 2-3:30 p.m.  Student artwork will be displayed through March 27.

Sponsored by the West Shore Community College Foundation and the WSCC Art Department, ribbons will be awarded for first and second place in jewelry, sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, textiles, and mixed media.

Area high schools have been invited to enter 10 of their students’ best works and those included in the exhibit have been selected by high school art teachers.

The juror for this year’s show is Josh Gove. A native of St. Johns, Gove graduated from Alma College with honors in 2014, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in drawing and painting and a minor in art history.

Gove spent his years at Alma studying and creating art around the world taking classes in Spain and France, as well as being involved in the creative community of the school.

He was the president of the Kappa Pi Art Honorary, served as both gallery assistant and assistant director of the Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery, and was a staff member and art director of the Pine River Anthology, an annual student made publication featuring student art and literature.

The Manierre Dawson Gallery is located in the Arts and Sciences Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday andFriday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


17th Annual High School Art Competition Participants



Ruby Hendrickson

Hannah Olsen

Rhianna Lynn

Carissa Bush

Hannah Peterson

Allie Butts

Kayla Gottwald

Jessica Blank

Kira Perkins



Tanakorn Rangrongrajitpoom

Tori Covell

Arina Hirwiriyakun

Quinn LaMont

Sophie Somerville

Erika Bartosiewicz

Miah Johnson

Kirsten Bowers


Manistee Catholic Central

Jordan Kuenzer

Therese Li

Juan Ponce Navaro

Mariah Jankowski

Alyssa Mikolajczak

Hannah Nicewander

Cota Rowe

Blake Vargas

Julian Nier


Manistee High School

Sophie Shriver

Emilee Kott

Vivian Stevenson

Presley Petzak

Angela Staffeld

Ann Kutschke

Helena Chroeis

Anna T. Hansen


Mason County Central

LeeAnn Viera

Brenna Hendricks

Kaitlyn Dwyer

Carleigh Davis

Shianne Schuring

Kaitlyn McBride

Chloe Kimes


Hart High School

Jaime McAnulty

Anna Drenth

Claire Marshall

Benacio Escamilla

Priscilla Prado

Alayna Ackley

Alexis Slade

Scott Pankow

Haley Walsworth

Braxton Platt

Cornellus Kurow

Dylan Vander Zwaag

Andrew Wiegard


Brethren High School

T.J. Morgan

Pauline Wurdinger

Nadia Burke

John Schaefer

Dezyrae Batzer

Jessica Harbaugh

Kalin Finan

Ashley Pholo


Mason County Eastern

Kaitlyn Maciag

Jordan Mickevich

Megan McCormick

Alex Abernathy

Malin Sarnes

Elizabeth J. Singer

Alex Vansledright

Daly Navmove


Pentwater High School

Taylor Wilkensen

Jill Miller

Cheyenne Drechen

Tyler Quinn

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