PTC Hosts Visions and Voices 2014 Art Show

April 15, 2014 -

PTC hosted its annual Visions & Voices Art Show on Saturday to a capacity crowd of talented High School Students and their families, friends, and teachers. The annual event showcases high school student artwork from schools throughout the region as local artists compete for PTC scholarships.
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A total of 36 scholarships were awarded at the event for a total of $149,000 in PTC scholarships.
The artwork for the show has been on display at the PTC Gallery for a number of weeks while a distinguished panel of judges carefully reviewed the artwork and selected the winners.
“This was an outstanding event” said Laurie Tudor, PTC’s Creative Director and Manager of the event. “The artwork gets better and better each year and the judges have such a challenge selecting the winners”
Over 173 students participated in the event and 247 pieces of artwork were submitted.
The Best of Show award went to Bridget Azul for her dimensional piece entitled Farmers Market.

Best of Show Winner Bridget Azul

The People’s Choice Award was won by Elaina Smith for her piece entitled Bright Eyes. The People’s Choice winner is selected from votes tallied throughout the weeks leading up to the event by PTC Gallery visitors.

PTC Scholarships Awarded at the event included:
• Best of Show - $12,000
• First Place in Category - $7,000
• Second Place in Category - $5,000
• Third Place in Category - $3,000
• Honorable Mention in Category - $1,500
• People's Choice Award - $7,000
The 2014 winners of Visions & Voices Scholarships are:

First Place – Thadeus Nocera, Riverside HS, 2014
Second Place – Samuel Zilavy, Riverside HS, 2014
Third Place – Michaela Stover, Riverside HS, 2017
Third Place – Jeff Rumpf, Pine Grove HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Bret Carr, Brockway Area HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Jeffrey Schall, Derry Area HS, 2014

Graphic Design
First Place – Alexandrea Hilbert, Columbiana County CTC, 2014
Second Place – Nolan Nadler, Howland HS, 2016
Third Place – Abigail Trocchio, Homeschooled, 2016
Honorable Mention – Dane Toth-More, Moon Area HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Jamie Schneider, Shaler Area HS, 2014

Multimedia Video
First Place – Cassie Waggoner, Trumbell CTC, 2014
Second Place – Cassie Waggoner, Trumbell CTC, 2014
Second Place – Stephanie Macrinos, Howland HS, 2014
Third Place – Brandon Janosik, Howland HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Tyler Luke, Northwestern HS, 2014

Multimedia Web
First Place – Brooklynn Defoe, Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School, 2014
Second Place – Nicole Belfiore, Canon McMillan HS, 2014
Third Place – Amrita Beaudine, Bethel Park HS, 2016
Honorable Mention – Austin Long, Kittanning HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Derek Kirby, Kittanning HS, 2014

Fine Art 2D
First Place – Lydia Weisman, Howland HS, 2015
Second Place – Amrita Beaudine, Bethel Park HS, 2016
Third Place – Alicia Mastroianni, Baldwin HS, 2014
Honorable Mention – Elaina Smith, New Brighton HS, 2014

Fine Art 3D
First Place – Bridget Aul, Erie County Home School, 2014
Second Place – Victoria Wachter, Keystone Oaks HS, 2014
Third Place – Reece Zohnd, Crestview HS, 2015
Honorable Mention – Cheyenne Witherow, DuBois Area HS, 2014

First Place – Kailyn Coughenour, Fort Cherry HS, 2014
Second Place – Ben Leas, Riverside HS, 2014
Third Place – Katey Ladika, Forest Hills HS, 2015
Honorable Mention – Jason Bernardo, Ashtabula Technical and Career Campus, 2014
Honorable Mention – Jenna Schwab, Clymer Central HS, 2014

Best of Show – Bridget Aul
People’s Choice – Elaina Smith



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