HS Art Competition Awards

This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT

UPDATE: The spring 2020 regional high school portfolio review, exhibit and awards ceremony has been cancelled due to restrictions in place related to COVID-19. Donations are still being accepted and will be used to fund future awards. To support current high school seniors, the Department of Art and Art History is exploring the possibility of offering a remote review opportunity for students interested in receiving feedback on their portfolios as they prepare for college. More details will be posted as they become available.


The Bloomsburg University annual High School Art Competition showcases the artwork of high school students from across the region. All participants are considered for exhibition, and juniors and seniors are eligible to win scholarships to Bloomsburg University or cash awards.

Faculty from BU's Department of Art and Art History review the visual art portfolios submitted by area high school students. For participation guidelines, contact professor Sue O'Donnell at 570-389-5339 or sodonnel@bloomu.edu.

Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help provide scholarship support for future recipients as well as ensure that former scholarship winners receive funding to continue their education at BU.


Artwork from our 2019 winners is featured above.

1st Place: Morgan Cole, Southern Columbia
2nd Place: Taylor Lingle, Lewisburg 
3rd Place: Claire Pantella, Bloomsburg 

Honorable Mentions:
Lydia Matukaitis, Lewisburg 
Reece Lopatka, Danville
Hannah Marsh, Danville
Eva Olivieri, Hazelton
Rainey Oldfield, Danville
Christopher Kalcich, Selinsgrove

Past 1st Place Winners:
Rainey Oldfield, Danville (2018)
Brooke Kester, Danville (2017)
Linda Liu Yang, Danville (2016)
Hadley Wiktor, Danville (2015)
Merre Martin, Northwest (2014)

Past 2nd Place Winners:
Jenna Deal, Danville (2018)
Erin Clarke, Danville (2017)
Brooke Kester, Danville (2016)
Linda Liu Yang, Danville (2015)
Justin Phillips, Danville (2014)

Past 3rd Place Winners:
Samantha Buffington, Capital Area School for the Arts (2018)
Michael Permyashkin, Lewisburg (2017)
Hannah Shephard, Loyalsock (2016)
Vincent Kuhar, Bloomsburg (2015)
Taylor Weible, Garnet Valley (2014) 

Past Honorable Mentions:
Reece Lopatka, Danville (2018)
Christopher Kalcich, Selinsgrove (2018)
Erin Clarke, Danville (2018)
Kasey Lynn Halbleib, Elizabethtown  (2018)
Beth Wagner, Midd-West (2018)
Jenna Thomas, Lewisburg (2017)
Mikayla Wright, Danville (2017)
Julia Thomas, Lewisburg (2017)
Madi Vastine, Danville (2017)
Rainey Oldfield, Danville (2017)
Sid Amadon, Bloomsburg (2016)
Hadley Wiktor, Danville (2016)
Anna Shamory, Selingsgrove (2016)
Olivia Hunt, North Penn Liberty (2016)
Evie Allport, Bloomsburg (2016, 2015)
Rachel Snyder, Danville (2015)
Olivia Greene, Southern Columbia (2015, 2014)
Ahlena Davies, Danville (2015)
Ava Guffey, Bloomsburg (2014)
Laura Chappell, Millville (2014)
Sarah Foster, Central Columbia (2014)
Abby Meredick, Danville (2014)


LEGAL STUFF: All gifts are considered charitable donations and tax deductible as allowed by law. Any excess funds raised will be used to ensure additional Art Department scholarship funding. The official registration and financial information of the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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