5th Annual High School Art Exhibition

March 22–April 11, 2009

Exhibition entrants.

The Tyler Museum of Art is pleased to present the 5th Annual High School Art Exhibition. The high schools represented in this exhibition are John Tyler, Robert E. Lee, Whitehouse, Lindale, Big Sandy, Hawkins, Hallsville and Bishop T.K. Gorman.

The students whose works are in this exhibition are high school seniors in advanced art who have dedicated their effort and artistic skills into the creative process of making and understanding art. Their works present a variety of subject matter and technique reflecting each student’s personal expression and development as an aspiring artist.

Taken as a whole this exhibition is a testimony to the exemplary art education offered at respective high schools. The dedicated teachers, in no particular order, are: Linda Keane and Linda East at Robert E. Lee High School; Marilyn Coler at John Tyler High School; Christine Killian and Lisa Kendall at Whitehouse High School; Walter James at Lindale High School; Melodee Overton at Big Sandy High School; April Schodowski at Hawkins High School; and Lisa McGehee at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic High School.

The exhibition also represents one of the ways the Tyler Museum of Art supports art education in this region. The Museum encourages young men and women to make art an important part of their adult lives as they leave high school and pursue their chosen careers. We hope that the path for some will be into the various fields of art.

The Tyler Museum of Art thanks the above teachers for selecting the works in the exhibition. We also thank art professors James Pace, University of Texas-Tyler; Chris Stewart, Tyler Junior College; and artist Gregory Zeorlin for judging the works entered in the exhibition. Five outstanding works were chosen to receive “Merit of Honor” awards. Additionally, all the participants received a one-year student membership to the Museum and a certificate of participation.

Schools and representative artists participating in the 5th Annual High School Art Exhibition:


Big Sandy High School

Michelle Marie Cook
Born of Paradise, 2009
Digital Print
16” x 20

Bishop T.K. Gorman High School

Jay H.R. Kim
Drained Away, 2008
Digitally altered print
6 ½ x 9 5/8

Magdalena Sofia Soto
Lucrecia, 2009
Found objects
34 x 17 x 17

Hallsville High School

Lauren Michelle Wells
True, 2008    
Graphite on paper

MK Northum
Paranoid Android, 2009
Watercolor and Crayola marker

Hawkins High School

Anthony Hassell
Sacrifice, 2009
Oil on canvas
16 x 20

John Tyler High School

Jessica Albarran
Toxic Ducky 2, 2009        
Linoleum block print on newspaper

Alejandro Alfaro
Amigos, 2008
Acrylic and graphite on paper

Carl Runnels
Seated Figure, 2008   
Graphite on paper

Miki Yunoki
Surprise, 2008
Prismacolor on paper

Robert E. Lee High School

Sofia Judith Arevalo
Untitled, 2008
Graphite and conte crayon on paper
24 x 20

Libby Bush
Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
24x36 in.

Katie Fry
Seed Pod, 2008
Graphite on paper
12 x 18

April Denise Hamilton
Yellow Brick Road, 2009
Diptich – each is 16”x20”

Chase Austin Nick
Untitled, 2009
Prismacolor on paper

Jamie Richardson
Great Grandmother Clark, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
47 x 32

Heather Deanna Spiller
Untitled, 2009
Oil pastel and watercolor on paper

Megaera Ariana Stephens
Untitled, 2009
Color inkjet print
16x20 Print for a 20x24 Frame

Erika Ruby Valdovinos
Fe, 2009 
Acrylic on paper

Jamal Lamar Washington
Aphrodite’s tale, 2009
Mixed media
15” by 20”

Lindale High School

Megan Renee Bryant
A Time for Love 2008 
Assemblage: Wood, metal and plastic

Keaton Allen Odorisio
Untitled, 2008 
Graphite pencil on paper

John P. Protsman
Smoker 2, 2008 
Acrylic on canvas

Brandy Laquita Smith
Fairy Tale Dreams, 2009
Color printer ink on photo paper
Technique: Electronic media (Adobe

Becky Avolois Wright
Untitled (Landscape,) 2009
Color pencil on paper

Whitehouse High School

Jessica Dawn Carter
Angelic Pleading, 2009
Mixed Media

Dustin Givens
Redeemed, 2009
Watercolor and tea on canvas
16 x 20

Dustin Givens
Temptation, 2009
3-D Relief on Canvas

Anna Godina
Part of Life, 2009
Graphite and ink on paper
18 x 24

Christina  Marie Kennemer
Cowboy Up, 2009
Epson inkjet print
11 x 14

Jennifer Motes
Conflicting Beginnings, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20

Jessica Sibbing
Don’t Let Life Pass You By, 2009
Noritsu color print

Caitlin Yost
Jane, 2009
Mixed media
Length: 20, Width: 18, Height: 12

Kayla Zelaya
Pure Beauty, 2009
Graphite on paper
14 x 17

Support for the 5th Annual High School Art Exhibition is provided by The Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Caldwell Foundation.

Collector’s Circle Sponsor is Margaret and Jim Perkins.

Media sponsor is County Line Magazine.

The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College main campus. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays and major holidays). Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the Museum Café, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during exhibition hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.