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February 26 - April 10










For a printable copy of the

Kewpee Catalogue 2010,

please click


Kewpee Program 2010.pdf

























Isaac Schumacher



The Nest











First Place in Entry Categories









Rebekah Boyle

New Knoxville



Mixed Media



Haley Creech



Lost at Sea

Digital Media


























Keara Downing







Kelsey Benca




























Kayla Longworth



The Mud Master




Carissa Luginbill



Colors in Black and White






















Lindsay Rosengarten

Miller City


Laffy Taffy




Josh Vondran



























Brandi Rogers















Jurors' Statements









As both an artist and an educator for over thirty-five years I have found great joy, satisfaction, and growth in the process of creating. Whether creating art or creating lessons that challenge students, it is the process that engages us. This creative process involves our hands, our minds and our hearts. It enriches our thinking, stretches us, and rewards us with art and ideas like no others.

As I considered the hundreds and hundreds of works of art entered in this show, I was struck, not only by the work before me, but with the realization of the hours of time spent by teachers and students engaged in the process of creating. In order to be truly creative, individuals need to push beyond what they are comfortable with; to grow and to be courageous. I feel this show is representative of those teachers and students that challenged themselves, that invested extensive time and skill, and were courageous in the process of creating their art. 

I commend all the students (and the teachers) that entered this show and encourage them all to continue to engage in the creative process. The process of choosing was a difficult one and regardless of the difficulty, I feel honored to have been a part of it. I was impressed with the creativity and craftsmanship of all the promising young artists and feel this show reflects the rich talent that exists in our high schools today.

Linda L. Lehman is Visiting Assistant to the
Director of the Center for Teacher Education,
Ohio Northern University



Thank you for the privilege of judging the ArtSpace Kewpee Exhibition.  I take the responsibility very seriously.  In m y many years as an art instructor at many levels: elementary, junior high, high school, and at the college level at Bluffton University, I have seen a lot of art.  Maybe more importantly, as a working artist -- working in all media -- like many of you, I put no boundaries on my imagination.  I give it lots of room.  Imagination has preceded knowledge in just about everything and is the extraordinary ingredient in solving artist problems.

Words never quite get to the truth; making art can, perhaps, for all of us artists, do that.  In a sort of way, this is our show.  We, the judges, made the decisions to include works of art that make up the Exhibition.  Having entered many shows myself, I know the sting of rejection -- and also winning awards.  Keep being a hopeful artist and keep making art!

In order to create something that didn’t exist before --  you have to go into some zone where dreams and reality are equally available, and where time doesn’t exist.  That’s tough in this world, isn’t is?  Our perspective always shifts as we age -- so the art that we create is a part of that shift.  With age, my perspective as a juror of art, I’m sure, is also affected by that shift.

Jaye Bumbaugh is Professor of Art Emeritus
at Bluffton University















Teachers and Schools

Participating This Year




Ada, Gary Wells

Allen East, Kelly Massillo

Apollo, Peggy Miller

Bath, Mary Lou Schepp & Julie Lieurance

Bluffton, Vickie Garmon

Delphos St. John’s, Kathy Fought

Elida, Martha Sackett

Fort Jennings, Joy Noriega

Lima Senior Progressive Academy, Kristen Lee

Miller City, Ali Verhoff

Minster, Jackie Arling

New Knoxville, Sharon Wittler

Ottoville, Cory Boecker

Pandora-Gilboa, Mark Williams

Parkway, Ed Kuhn

Perry, Herb Lauer

Shawnee, Joseph Bonifas & Brian Krawetzke

St. Mary’s Memorial, Jennifer Christopher

Temple Christian, Beverly Phillips

Van Wert, Tom Emerine

Waynesfield-Goshen, Rebecca Dotson








ArtSpace extends a very special Thank You to

Harry Shutt of The Kewpee

for his continued support of this exhibition.












6565-67 Town Square

Lima, OH 45801


Dear High School Art Teachers,


ArtSpace/Lima in conjunction with Kewpee Hamburgers is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational.  This exhibition is a much-anticipated show and we are looking forward to showcasing the talents of our area’s up-and-coming artists.


The categories will be the same as in years past: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and jewelry.  We have added an additional category for digital media.   First, second and third place awards will be given in each category in addition to a best in show award. 


We are asking that you, as art teachers, self-jury your school’s pieces before bringing them to ArtSpace.  We are looking for the “best of the best.”  When submitting work, please do not bring every piece produced by your students as the show has grown tremendously over the years and your pre-judging will help us keep the quality of the show high while helping to reduce the sheer volume of intake.


Drop off dates for the works will be February 17-19, 10am -5pm and February 20, 10am-2pm.  Please have your pieces separated by category to ease the intake process.  In addition to having each piece marked with the enclosed tags, please email a spreadsheet of the works your school is submitting to Kay Van Meter at kay@artspacelima.com.  This spreadsheet will be emailed (or faxed) back to you with the winning pieces from your school highlighted. This process is intended to expedite the time in which you learn of accepted works for the show as well as assist with labeling the artwork.  A sample spreadsheet is enclosed.  You will hear from us via email or fax with the show’s accepted works no later than noon on Wednesday, February 24th.    


Please consult the enclosed sheet for further information.  Also, please be certain you have completed the enclosed entry form for your school.  Should you have additional questions, contact ArtSpace/Lima at (419) 222-1721.


Thank you for participating in this year’s Kewpee Invitational. 


Best of luck to you and your students.





Kay Van Meter

Associate Manager






Kewpee High School Art Invitational

February 26-April 10, 2010



Eligibility and Requirements

Artists must be enrolled in 9-12th grade within Lima’s surrounding counties.  Work must be original and completed in the last two years and not shown previously at ArtSpace/Lima.  Students may enter one piece in each of the nine categories.  All work must be ready to hang or display, mounted, matted or framed.



The nine categories are as follows: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and digital media.


Entry Information

Registration & Intake:

                                                Wednesday, February 17: 10am-5pm

                                                Thursday, February 18: 10am-5pm

                                                Friday, February 19:  10am-5pm

                                                Saturday, February 20: 10am-2pm

                                    *Please have pieces separated by category for ease of intake.


Judging:                                    Monday, February 22

Notification:                              Wednesday, February 24

Reception:                                Friday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

Show dates:                              February 26-April 10, 2009


Return of Entries:                      Rejected entries—anytime during ArtSpace/Lima regular business hours

                                                Accepted entries—anytime during ArtSpace/Lima hours after April 12th.


Labeling and Categorizing

Each piece is required to have a tag affixed.  (Tags & Entry forms are below.)  In addition, a copy of each entry form needs to be submitted to ArtSpace/Lima along with an emailed spreadsheet, per school, summarizing all artists, their works, the price and the category in which they are submitting to Kay Van Meter at kay@artspacelima.com.  This spreadsheet will be emailed or faxed back to the high school contact indicating the pieces that have been accepted.  (Sample below.)



Students may wish to offer their works for sale.  Sales will be handled by ArtSpace/Lima and a 30% commission will be charged.  Works not priced on entry form will be listed as Not For Sale (NFS). 



Best in Show: $100


(Per Category)

First Place: $50

Second Place: $25

Third Place: $15



Jurors for the Kewpee High School Invitational 2010 are Jaye Bumbaugh (Emeritus Faculty, Bluffton University) and Linda Lehman (Ohio Northern University.)  Please note that this is a juried exhibition; entry does not guarantee exhibit. 



Kewpee Invitational 2010

School Entry Form



Instructor/Contact Person:_______________________________________

Phone Number:__________________________________

Fax Number:____________________________________

Best time to contact you:___________________________

Email Address:__________________________________

Total number of pieces being entered by your school:_________________

Number of students participating:_____________



□ Fax me the acceptance results

□ Email me the acceptance results




* Don’t forget to email your spreadsheet to Kay Van Meter at kay@artspacelima.com











John  Strong



Sleeping Bear


John Strong



Walk with me


John Strong



Mixed Media



Tara Evans






Samantha Tone




Night Shadows


Samantha Tone




Blue Melody


Tom Turner










For a printable copy of the Letter to High School Teachers

in pdf format, please click Kewpee Letter 2010.pdf




Kewpee Art Tags






For a printable copy of the Kewpee Art Tags

in Word format, please click Kewpee Art Tags.doc


For a printable copy of the Kewpee Art Tags

in pdf format, please click Kewpee Art Tags.pdf