OAEA was honored to exhibit some of the best talent in this great state for the second annual Emerging Artist show.  We had over 100 amazing works of art on display for a month this fall at the State Teachers Retirement building! We were honored to have the teacher of the year, Marge Hilliard speak that morning.  Students joined with their families to meet each other and check out their work on display.  Each student was recognized with a certificate and a sketchbook from Dick Blick.and then able to take their work home at the reception on October 11th, 2014.  Congratulations to all those who submitted work and thank you to the their teachers who encouraged such great talent.

Best of show in 5 different media were chosen: 

  • Photography: Double Take, Jessie Noelker of Germantown
  • Drawing: Mask, Wyatt Mitchell of Miamisburg
  • Mixed Media: Who, Who, Who Are You, Crystal Brown of McGuffey
  • Sculpture: Victoria, Garrett Lindner of Shelby
  • Painting: Sea Turtles, Evan Bullock of Germantown

2015 will mark the third year for the Emerging Artist high school show from OAEA.  Students who are just beginning to explore the arts in high school are welcome to exhibit their work.  The Emerging Artist show will continue to be dedicated to showcasing artistic efforts of students who have only had the chance to take one or two art classes.  We are pleased to offer a competitive professional forum as talented students prepare for their creative future in college and in an art career.