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Huntington Museum of Art to Present “Portfolio 2022”

The Huntington Museum of Art presents the work of high school senior art students in the Portfolio 2022 exhibit, which is on view from April 16 through May 15, 2022. A virtual awards program will take place on April 16, at 2 p.m. on HMA’s YouTube channel.

Because of the pandemic, HMA has narrowed the focus of this year’s exhibit to highlight the work of high school seniors as it also did in 2021.

“This exhibit offers high school senior art students a chance to exhibit their work in a museum setting while building a portfolio for advanced study,” said HMA Education Director Cindy Dearborn. “We hope health conditions in 2023 will allow us to return to exhibiting the work of middle and high school students and hosting a reception for the young artists and their families.”

Art teachers from around the Tri-State worked to help the high school seniors take part in the Portfolio 2022 exhibit.

“We appreciate the art teachers in our region who delivered the artwork of their high school seniors to the Huntington Museum of Art for this exhibit,” said HMA Educator George Lanham.

Twenty student artworks from 13 Tri-State high schools are featured in this year’s exhibit. HMA Senior Curator/Exhibition Designer John Farley selected Kendra Fischer as the winner of the 2022 Janet Bromley Excellence in the Arts Award for the textile collage work titled “Blue Jean Bull.” The award winner attends Spring Valley High School, and is a student of art teacher Sara Tess Hager. All student artists participating in the exhibit will receive small cash prizes and certificates for being chosen by their teachers to participate in the exhibit.

Participating high schools include Cabell Midland, Huntington, Logan, Poca, Point Pleasant, Spring Valley, and Tug Valley in West Virginia; Ironton and Rock Hill in Ohio; and Greenup, Paul G. Blazer, Raceland-Worthington, and Russell in Kentucky.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on exhibits and events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.