Bloomsburg University sponsors art exhibit for area high school students; offers cash and scholarship awards

Bloomsburg, PA (06/14/2021) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Department of Art and Art History, in partnership with the BU admissions office, hosted a portfolio review and art show for regional high school students in the university's new Arts and Administration Building.

Art faculty reviewed the art portfolios of 17 high school students from eight regional high schools on Saturday, May 1, and Monday, May 3, to select artwork for an exhibition and to choose students for honorable mention and cash or tuition scholarship awards. The exhibition was on view in the Atrium Gallery in the Arts and Administration Building from May 17 to May 20.

On Thursday, May 20, the department hosted a reception in the Atrium Gallery to announce the award winners. Three students were selected for cash or tuition scholarship awards and four students were selected for honorable mention awards.

The cash or tuition scholarship awards went to:

Julia Poncavage - 1st Place (Crestwood)

Tyler Altman - 2nd Place (Danville)

Emma Varano - 3rd Place (Danville)

The Honorable Mention awards went to:

Bella Hiltabidel (Bloomsburg)

Isabel Proger (Selinsgrove)

Mia Kazakavage (Lewisburg)

Cora Charlton (Danville)

Images from the awards reception can be found on the Department of Art and Art History Facebook page at: This is the seventh year the department has reviewed the portfolios of high school art students and selected students for awards.

To learn more about next year's high school portfolio review and awards program, contact Meredith Grimsley, at, or call (570) 389-4853.