Maysville, KY (November 23, 2011). The hallways in the Calvert Building of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) are attracting a bigger crowd than usual lately. Art work from seventy-five high school students is displayed outside Fields Auditorium for the 12th annual MCTC High School Art Competition on the Maysville Campus. The high schools represented in the contest include Mason County, Bracken County, Lewis County, Fleming County, Harrison County, Nicholas County, Deming, Georgetown and St. Patrick in Kentucky as well as Manchester High School in Ohio.
Best of show was awarded to Helen Beach from St. Patrick High School and reserve best of show was awarded to David Iery from Mason County.
In the sculpture category, Brooke Tyree from Nicholas County won first place with second and third places awarded to Andrew DeAtley and Mary Beth Plummer, both from Fleming County. In the three dimensional mixed media category, Tiffany Qualls from Mason County won first place with Sarah Bellingham, also from Mason County, in second place and Erin Sundeen from Manchester High School in third place.
In the photography category, Autumn Gray from Harrison County won first place with Felicia Thornsbury from Bracken County in second place and Jordan Simmson from Nicholas County in third place. In the computer art category, Madison Paver from Mason County won first place with Anthony Gilvin from Nicholas County in second place.
In the black and white drawing category, Levi Gatherwright from Fleming County won first place with second and third places awarded to Madison Paver and Katherine Zeigler, both from Mason County. In the color drawing category, Brady McKirby from Manchester High School won first place with David Brinkler III also from Manchester in second place and Deidra Thurman from Lewis County in third place.
In the painting category, Katherine Zeigler from Mason County won first place with Courtney Hunt from Fleming County in second place and Renee Stewart from Mason County in third place. In the two dimensional mixed media category, David Iery of Mason County won first place with Renee Stewart also from Mason County in second place and Avery Trotta from Manchester High School in third place.
Honorable mentions include Larry J. Bloomfield Jr. from Lewis County with Ice Cream: You Scream, Cameron Dailey from Fleming County with Still Life of Fruit and Basket, Hailey Dummit from Lewis County with Chilli Night, Ashley Gifford from Mason County with Desperation, Anthony Gilvin from Nicholas County in the colored pencil category, Autumn Gray from Harrison County with July Hay, Sarah Jackson from Fleming County with Celebrate My Life, Hanna Mills from Nicholas County with When Beauty Kills, Nickolas Slucher from Harrison County with Tree of Joshua, Ryan Miller from Mason County with The Nightmare, Becca Smith from Bracken County with President Obama, Amber Snider from Georgetown High School in the colored pencil category, and Ann Wood from Mason County in the oil category.
The Maysville-Mason County Arts Commission has contributed significantly to the art show, says MCTC Art Professor Jeanette Dickison. For the past several years, they have partnered with MCTC and funded the awards for best of show and reserve best of show.
The artwork will remain on display until Friday, December 2. For more information about the MCTC High School Art Competition contact Jeanette Dickison at 606-759-7141 extension 66188.