Malvern junior lands a spot in Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

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Sarah Rodgers

Artwork created by Malvern High School junior Sarah Rodgers was selected to be exhibited in Columbus as part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
Rodgers’ artwork was titled “The Chop” and was judged over the past several weeks through regional and state rounds. The piece was selected as one of the top 249 pieces to be displayed in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, from April 21– May 16. An awards ceremony will take place in The Riffe Center Capitol Theatre April 21.
She is the daughter of Missy and Bruce Rodgers.
The process of selecting artworks for the state exhibition begins on a regional level. The state is divided into 15 regional locations, with high school students in each region invited to enter work in that regional judging. Each region has a designated Regional Director, who is responsible for choosing the judges for his or her region and arranging specifics of the event.
The state judging takes place in Columbus; however, the judges for this level of competition are chosen from all over the country and are generally professional artists, college level instructors or both.
The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, now in its fifty-fourth year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education.
The goal is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our state. Learn more about the state exhibition at

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