36th Annual High School Art Exhibition and Competition

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Visual Arts Minnesota announces the 36th Annual High School Art Exhibition and Competition at the historic Paramount Theatre Lobby and Studio C in downtown St. Cloud, MN.

Featuring artists from regional high schools, this exhibition showcases and awards artists in several categories, with up to $1200 in cash awards!

Juror Mentor: Artist Willicey Tynes
Willicey has past experience acting as juror for art exhibitions. He is a professional artist practicing in oil paint as well as sculpture. His work is in the collections of many homes and has completed recent public art projects in the Bahamas. He is a rostered teaching artist with the Central Minnesota Arts Board and also a member of the Artist Guild of Central MN. Willicey recently placed 3rd in the 16th Annual Essential Art Exhibition and Celebration.

Keynote Speaker: Jill Dubbeldee Kuhn
Jill is the gallery manager at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. She is a mixed media artist with murals and paintings that can be seen throughout the St. Cloud area and beyond. She is a rostered teaching artist with the Central Minnesota Arts Board and a member of the Artist Guild of Central MN. She has exhibited locally at the Gorecki Gallery at the College of St. Benedict and Great River Arts in Little Falls, MN.

EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday, March 22nd through April 18th

RECEPTION and AWARD PRESENTATION: Monday, April 18th 6:00-8:00pm

PICK UP: Monday, April 18th 8:00pm after reception

Sponsors:

DJ Bitzan Jewelers
St. Cloud Friends of MIA
Central Minnesota Watercolorists
American Association of University Women
United Arts

Visual Arts Minnesota’s Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition is a juried competition of 2-D and 3-D artwork submitted by high school students in grades 9 through 12.  The competition is open to all high school students in Central Minnesota, including residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Morrison, and Wright counties. Awards of $1220 are given in eight mediums: oil/acrylic painting, watercolor painting, 2D design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, drawing and jewelry with a best of show award and Ellingson award.

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, with money from the State’s general fund.

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