Annual High School Art Show in Gallery East

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Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:27pm

The USU Eastern’s Art Department will host the Eighth Annual High School Art Competition at Gallery East on USU-Eastern’s campus Jan. 17 through Feb. 2. The competition is an annual opportunity for Utah’s high-school-age students to create and exhibit art work that will be judged against their peers.

Typical entries in the competition include ceramics, pottery, jewelry and traditional two-dimensional work such as painting, drawing, and photography.

Gallery Director Noel Carmack said the art created by participating students is as noteworthy as ever. “We are delighted to see such good work coming from students all around the state. It shows that their teachers and parents are continuing to encourage young people in the visual arts.” He noted that students from schools as far away as Tooele, Taylorsville, Logan, Ogden, and St. George participated again this year.

All artists of high school age (14-18 years old) are eligible to participate, including public high school students, home-schooled students and students attending private schools. Entrants are not required to be enrolled in an art class to participate.

An opening reception and awards ceremony for the High School Art Competition will be held Friday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Participating students and parents are invited to attend. The public is welcome. Entrance into the exhibit is free.

If you have any questions, contact Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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