WWU Invites High School Artists to Show Their Stuff
|4/19/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University will open with a different kind of show next month: that of local high school students from Callaway, Boone and Cole counties.
WWU has invited area high school student artists to submit their work for the Tri-County High School Art Show May 6 through June 3. Deadline for submissions is April 27.
The show will open at 1 p.m. May 6 with a reception honoring all artists and educators. It is free and open to the public. Awards will be presented at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The show will be judged by Yolanda Ciolli, a Mid-Missouri native that has been working in all aspects of the art industry for 40 years. She lives in Columbia, Mo., where she teaches pottery, film photography and darkroom classes and runs a book publishing company.
Ciolli is an active member in numerous organizations relating to the arts within the surrounding area including the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Committee on Public Art, and the Columbia Art League.
"I'll be looking at originality, execution, quality, attention to detail and spontaneity," Ciolli said. "Someone who is going to have a great future as an artist is going to have those qualities."
Ciolli added, "I really appreciate the opportunity to be involved because one of the most exciting things that has happened in the Art League is that we're trying to get more up-and-coming artists involved from the high schools and some of their work is just so inspired and fresh, and this will be a great opportunity for me to be exposed to that."
High school art teachers may select up to three pieces of work per student for submission. Submissions and a $10 per student entry fee should be sent by the April 27 deadline to Jen Sain, William Woods University, One University Ave., Fulton, MO 65251.
"I started this gallery event to give young artists a rewarding, real-world experience for preparing and exhibiting their artwork, and a taste of what it takes to become a practicing artist," Jennifer Sain, coordinator of the Mildred M. Cox Gallery, said. "I want young artists to take part in the whole gallery experience, from the selection process to the opening reception and exhibition."
For more information about submissions, contact Sain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 592-4245.