WWU Invites High School Artists to Show Their Stuff

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
For more information about submissions, contact Sain at jennifer.sain@williamwoods.edu
or (573) 592-4245.