WWU to Host Emerging Talent High School Art Show

South Callaway High School student Michaela Nolting
South Callaway High School student Michaela Nolting

William Woods University will host the third annual Emerging Talent High School Art Show Jan. 13-31 in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery. The show is open to all area high school students.

“The Emerging Talent High School Art Show provides a great opportunity for high school students to showcase their artistic abilities and creative ideas in one of the finest galleries in the state,” Jennifer Sain, Mildred M. Cox Gallery coordinator, said.

Students may submit up to four pieces of artwork for a total entry fee of $5. Artwork in all mediums is welcome. This competitive show will be judged by WWU visual arts faculty, and cash prizes will be awarded, as well as a $1,000 Visual Arts Scholarship.

“Something that makes the show unique,” Sain said, “is that William Woods students actually select, from among all of the entries, the People’s Choice Award.  That’s a very special award because it indicates a collective significance, a more commercial appeal.  This is a great confidence builder for a young artist.”

Jennifer Sain (center), Mildred M. Cox gallery coordinator, congratulates the 2013 winners of the Emerging Talent High School Art Show (left to right) Cody Himbell, Samantha DeBrodie, Michaela Nolting, Shelby Porter, Abigail Luebbert and Ryder Russell.
Jennifer Sain (center), Mildred M. Cox gallery coordinator, congratulates the 2013 winners of the Emerging Talent High School Art Show (left to right) Cody Himbell, Samantha DeBrodie, Michaela Nolting, Shelby Porter, Abigail Luebbert and Ryder Russell.

Artwork should be submitted between 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10, or between 9 a.m. and noon Jan. 11 at the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the William Woods University campus.  All mailed submissions must reach William Woods by Jan. 10.

All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging or matted on foam core for professional presentation. A copy of the entry form must be attached to each piece.

The closing reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Cox Gallery Lobby in the Kemper Center for the Arts.

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