Students honored in art show


Several Fulton County students were awarded prizes recently in the annual Black Swamp Arts Council High School Invitational Art Show.

“Best of Show” and “Outstanding Entry” cash prizes were awarded in each of six art mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and 3D; honorable mentions were awarded a ribbon.

Teachers were permitted to submit up to 10 art pieces. Judging was based on originality, creativity, execution, and technical merit. The judges were Kaitlin Helberg, a Napoleon High School art instructor); Thomas Born, a retired Defiance art teacher of 32 years; and Kathy Funderburg, a retired graphic designer and current professional fine artist and adjunct professor at Defiance College.

Fulton County winners included: Isabella Summers, outstanding mixed media, Pike-Delta-York; honorable mention, Mallory Riegsecker of Pettisville, photography; and Brianna Andrews, Wauseon, printmaking.

The art will be exhibited in the atrium at Northwest State Community College in Archbold through Feb. 25, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. An awards night will be held Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the college atrium.