Lydia Jarka Wins First Place Award at Canton Museum of Art's High School Exhibit

Lydia Jarka Wins First Place Award at Canton Museum of Art's High School Exhibit

The Canton Museum of Art, supported by Cleveland State University, University of Mount Union, Malone University, Kent State University Stark, Walsh University, Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, and Columbus College of Art & Design presents the 26th Annual Stark County High School Art Exhibit, on view through April 16, 2017.

Works are judged on both originality and technical ability. At an awards ceremony on April 7, First, Second and Third Place artists received financial awards for college:

  • 1st Place with $1,750 - Lydia Jarka, Lake High School, for her acrylic painting Glow.
  • 2nd Place with $1,250 - Landis Rumble, Louisville High School, for his mixed media piece Color Blind.
  • 3rd Place with $750 - Nicole Hill, Jackson High School, for her oil painting Renaissance Selfie.

Honorable mention awards were presented with each winner receiving a scholarship for classes at the Canton Museum of Art:

  • Jana Biss for her drawing Time Table
  • Lindsay Robinson for her painting The Flower
  • Rosemary Anderson for her sculpture Mixed Media Fashion
  • Kristen Matheny for her mixed media piece The Angler
  • Abigail Arnold for her photograph She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
  • Mikayla Farmer for her untitled acrylic painting
  • Greg Bowling for his mixed media sculpture Trilistadon
  • Alayna Watson for her ceramic sculpture Tangoroa
  • Mickayla Dewell for her ceramic sculpture Rose Vase
  • Macey Parker for her acrylic painting Wagon.

The Stark County High School Art Exhibition is an excellent platform for aspiring artists to have their work exhibited in a prestigious museum setting. All pieces presented were original works created as part of school curriculum and chosen by the school's art instructor.

Over 100 pieces are on display from Alliance City Schools, Brown Local Schools, Canton City Schools, Canton Local Schools, Fairless Local Schools, Jackson Local Schools, Lake Local School District, Louisville City Schools, Minerva Local Schools, North Canton City Schools, Northwest Local Schools, Perry Local Schools, Plain Local School District, Tuslaw Local School District, Central Catholic High School, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Sandy Valley Local Schools, and Lake Center Christian School.


About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier locations for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes and workshops. For more information, including hours, exhibits and special events, call 330.453.7666, visit, Facebook at "Canton Museum of Art" or @CantonMuseum on Twitter.

Canton Museum of Art Hours:
Hours - Monday: Closed; Tues - Thurs: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 1 - 5pm

Location: The Canton Museum of Art is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702. Free onsite parking is available around the Museum. Call 330.453.7666 for information and directions or visit our website at

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