Awards Presented at High School Art Show

Trent Hollinsworth of Radford High stands before his First Place winning painting, Self Reflection, with his art teacher, Savannah Leeman.

Each year, Radford University’s Art Museum hosts an open competition for area high school students, offering them an opportunity to see their work in a gallery and  compete against peers from around the region.

This year’s High School Art Show opened on Saturday, February 25th, and exhibited the work of 109 artists from as far away as Cave Spring and Craig County.

Art teachers selected the best work from their classes and in the end there were a total of 130 pieces. Everything from paintings to photography to ceramics went on display.

Radford University Art Department faculty Brent Webb, Will Sawyer, and Leslie Smith were the judges. They awarded First, Second and Third place prizes as well as four Merit Awards and four Honorable Mentions.

The First Place prize ($100) went to Trent Hollandsworth of Radford High School for his painting Self Reflection.

Salem High student Anna Mayo with her entry, Blossom.

Madison Flowers took Second Place ($75) with The Change, a work in watercolor and colored pencils, and Sadie Wagner’s Glass Marbles, a colored pencil work, too third ($50). Both Flowers and Wagner attend Patrick Henry High School.

Reilly Fralin (Cave Spring High), Abigail Harris (Auburn High), Eleanor Little (Patrick Henry High) and Paris Minnick (Pulaski County High) each garnered Merit Awards and $25.

Honorable Mentions went to Brynn Leigh (Cave Spring), Dominic Laconte (Patrick Henry), Anna Mayo (Salem) and Emmie Radford (Craig County High).

The art is on display at Radford University’s Art Museum on Tyler (214 Tyler Street) through Friday, March 3. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the show is free and open to the public. 



Caroline Reichardt and her father flanking her drawing of her dad. Caroline attends Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke and her art teacher is Madelyn Clark.


Feb 27, 2023
Sean Kotz