Young Artists Showcase

An exhibition of original work by high school artists

* The 2010 YAS was selected “Service Project of the Year” by Optimist International.

The Timonium Optimist Club each year recognizes and encourages talented young artists through an exhibit/competition that crosses school districts. Original, two-dimensional works of art are submitted by high schools – public, parochial and independent – in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Prizes are awarded in the categories of Photography, Drawing/Graphics and Painting/Mixed Media. All entries are featured in a public exhibit in March, which is Youth Art Month in Maryland.

The venue for the event is the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, which places a special emphasis on the visual arts. The branch has ample wall space on two floors, a state-of-the-art hanging system and a busy flow of visitors to enjoy the art. The location is easily accessible from route I83 and offers free on-site parking.

Young Artists Showcase

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First Place: Isabelle Conover
I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
Grade 12, Hereford H.S.
Teachers: Joanne Bare
Second Place: Leigh Hardy
Watercolor and pencil
Grade 12, Garrison Forest School
Teacher: Diane Yu
Third Place: Katie Lindberg
Acrylic on canvas
Grade 10, Brawn Mawr School
Teacher: Patricia Tamariz
First Place: Hanwen Yang
Grade 12, Garrison Forest School
Teacher: Diane Yu
Second Place: Haley Halvorsen
Grade 12, Maryvale Prep School
Teacher: Kim Kozak
Third Place: Grace Ebacher-Rini
Before the Lecture
Grade 12, Hereford H.S.
Teachers: Joanne Bare
First Place: Hannah Song
In Good Company
Digital photography
Grade 12, Roland Park Country School
Teacher: Tracy Bracken
Second Place: Sabastian Ayala
Neon Nymph
Digital photography
Grade 12, Owings Mills H.S.
Teacher: Meghan Rose
Third Place: Zarina Davies
Digital photography
Grade 12, Notre Dame Prep School
Teacher: Anne Walker
Third Place: Grace Ebacher-Rini
Before the Lecture
Grade 12, Hereford H.S.
Teachers: Joanne Bare


The 29 High Schools Represented in the 2017 Exhibit:

  1. Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School
  2. Bryn Mawr School
  3. Calvert Hall College High School
  4. Dulaney High School
  5. Franklin High School
  6. Garrison Forest School
  7. Gilman School
  8. Hereford High School
  9. Institute of Notre Dame of Maryland
  10. Jemicy School
  11. Kennedy Krieger High School
  12. Kenwood High School
  13. Lansdowne High School
  14. Loch Raven High School
  15. Maryvale Preparatory School
  1. Milford Mill Academy
  2. Notre Dame Preparatory School
  3. Overlea High School
  4. Owings Mills
  5. Parkville High School
  6. Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
  7. Perry Hall High School
  8. Pikesville High School
  9. Roland Park Country School
  10. Saint Paul’s School
  11. Saint Paul’s School for Girls
  12. Towson High School
  13. Western High School
  14. Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
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