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Drawn West Exhibition Reception & Awards

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drawn West – 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition Reception The Stark Museum of Art is pleased to announce the awards ceremony and reception for the 2017 juried student art exhibition: Drawn West. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5 – 7pm for a reception to: • Visit Drawn West 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition • Meet student artists from Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana featured in the exhibition • Enjoy a unique digital display featuring all of this year’s entries • Hear a special performance by the LCM Jazz Band • See awards presented at 5:30 p.m. • Enjoy light refreshments Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult   This special exhibition of juried student art work will accompany the special exhibition Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 March 11 through August 19, 2017. Artwork depicts imagery of the American West to coordinate with Branding the American West. The juried student art exhibition is an SMA Education program that encourages students to create two-dimensional, original works of art related to an annual theme. Our third annual exhibition is titled Drawn West and called for entries that depicted images of the American West. Nearly 300 students from Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana submitted entries!   Featured Artists – click here!   Award Recipients – click here!  The Stark Museum of Art is pleased to announce the awards ceremony and reception for the 2017 juried student art exhibition: Drawn West. This special exhibition of juried student art work will accompany the special exhibition Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 March 11 through August 19, 2017. Artwork will depict imagery of the American West to coordinate with Branding the American West. The juried student art exhibition is an SMA Education program that encourages students to create two-dimensional, original works of art related to an annual theme. Our third annual exhibition is titled Drawn West and called for entries that depicted images of the American West. Nearly 300 students from Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana submitted entries! Artwork is juried by a team of Stark Museum of Art staff in 5 categories: skillful use of chosen medium, commensurate with artist’s grade level; composition and design; artist statement; impact of the image; and creativity.   About the Awards & Recognition The 144 students who were selected to have their works of art featured in the exhibition will be recognized, as well as Merit Award winners. The Merit Award winners scored in the 95th percentile in the jurying process – receiving the highest scores in the following areas: skillful use of chosen medium, commensurate with artist’s grade level; composition and design; artist statement; impact of the image; and creativity. This year we have also added a Director’s Choice Award. These award winners were selected by Trina Nelson Thomas, Director of Art & History Venues, as the most outstanding works in their division.     For more information, please contact Jennifer Restauri at 409.221.6685 or jrestauri@starkmuseum.org

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