Pottstown, OJR, Hill Students Exhibit Winners

Montgomery County Community College’s seventh Tri-County High School Exhibition features about 130 artworks by more than 100 Tri-County area high school students

POTTSTOWN PA – Three students each from Spring-Ford Area and Owen J. Roberts high schools, two from The Hill School, and one each from Pottstown and Perkiomen Valley high schools were named Thursday (March 5, 2020) as award winners in the 2020 Tri-County High School Exhibition, being hosted at the North Hall Art Gallery of Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr.

The seventh show of its kind, the exhibition features about 130 pieces of artwork by more than 100 students from high schools across Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties. The show continues Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until March 20. The gallery is closed weekends.

The show was juried by artist Nancy Saladik. Among local students who received special recognition and prizes for their work were, from:

Owen J. Roberts, Claire Feltenberger, Oma, mixed media; Katrina Subick, Attitude, charcoal; and Felicia Wolfer, Reluctant Benevolence, mixed media;

The Hill School, Derin Gurusco, Magic, digital photography; and Sarah Jiong, Child’s Rage, mixed media;

Pottstown, Alyssa Rulli, The Creation of Peapod, mixed media;

Spring-Ford, Ava Guarino, Reflective Still Life, charcoal; Brianna Petriga, There’s Always Blood on My Hands, digital photography; and Khanh Tran, Suffocation, digital photography; and

Perkiomen Valley, Sean Matthews, Crustacean Collection, mixed media.

Sophia Zhu of Methacton High School won the Best In Show award for Weightless, an oil and acrylic on canvas. Alexandria Bender of Upper Merion Area took the Juror’s Choice Award for Face Pull, charcoal. Exhibit visitors can still vote through March 13 (Saturday) on their favorite piece of artwork for the People’s Choice award.

Photo by Linda Johnson for MCCC