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.

Photo credits: M. Borgerding, K. Bookhultz, N. Justis, S. Bolivar, H. Delgado

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.


2019 Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

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2019 Young Artist Showcase Winners

First Place: Eleena Feinberg
Bird Man
(Digital photograph)
Grade 12, Pikesville H.S.
Teacher: Emily Hall
Second Place: Corinne Zibell
The Old Tire
(Digital photograph)
Grade 12, Hereford H.S.
Teacher: Geoff Grace 
Third Place: Callie Zeidler
(Digital photograph)
Grade 11, Maryvale Prep
Teacher: Marlena Murtagh
First Place: Stephanie Carass
Loving Learning
(Ink drawing)
Grade 12, Towson H.S.
Teacher: Rachel Valsing
Second Place: Jamaeka Nueva
(Charcoal, white chalk and white gouache on paper)
Grade 12, Baltimore Polytechnic
Teacher: Matthew Adelberg
Third Place:  Catherine Elliot
Untitled pencil drawing
Grade 11, Dulaney H.S.
Teacher: Christopher G Marsico
First Place: Farruh Nabiev
(Oil on canvas)
Grade 12, Pikesville H. S.
Teacher: Emily Hall
Second Place: Abigail Jones
Looking In the Mirror
(Oil on canvas)
Grade 11, Parkville H.S.
Teacher: Caitlin Tellie
Third Place: Sherry Lian
(Gouache on paper)
Grade 12, Roland Park Country School
Teacher: Emily Dierkes Rohrer
Winner: Carmen Honeywell
Dime a Dozen
(Colored pencil on paper)
Grade 12, Hereford H.S.
Teacher: Daria Souvorova

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More photos from the 2019 Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony

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The 19 High Schools Represented in the 2019 Exhibit:

  1. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  2. Dulaney High School
  3. Garrison Forest Upper School
  4. Hereford High School
  5. Institute of Notre Dame of Maryland
  6. Jemicy School
  7. Kenwood High School
  8. Lansdowne High School
  9. Maryvale Preparatory School
  10. Notre Dame Preparatory School
  1. Owings Mills High School
  2. Parkville High School
  3. Patapsco Center for the Arts
  4. Pikesville High School
  5. Ridge Ruxton School
  6. Roland Park Country School
  7. Saint Paul’s School for Girls
  8. Towson High School
  9. Western High School