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Director, Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Young at Art is a celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. An outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work produced in St. Mary's County Schools. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages teachers from all St. Mary's county schools to participate. We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art and media.
This year, art teachers will be asked to submit works by their students for consideration by the juror. The maximum # of submissions are:
Elementary & Middle School Teachers: may submit up to 5 artworks for each grade that they teach.
High School Teachers: may submit up to 5 works for each course that they teach.
Work may be in any medium, but must meet the submission guidelines for that medium (see below). Artwork does not have to be installation-ready for submission. All submissions must include at least one well-lit, clearly focused photo of the work.
There is no entry fee. Please fill out one entry form for each submission. Contact information should be for the teacher submitting the artwork. All notifications will come to the teachers.
Submission Deadline is Sunday, April 23rd at midnight
DEADLINES AND EXHIBITION CALENDAR
April 23 - Submission deadline, midnight
April 26 - Selection notifications sent to teachers
April 27 - May 1 - Artwork drop off/pickup (arranged by Boyden Gallery)
May 8, 5pm - exhibition opens, Juror’s talk and Awards Reception
May 31 - exhibition closes
June 1-5 - Artwork pickup/dropoff (arranged by Boyden Gallery)
In determining awards, the juror will consider work in 4 class levels - Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. All work selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the following awards. Awards include a certificate and a bundle of age-appropriate art supplies:
Juror’s Award for Outstanding Work in Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. (two awards at each class level, eight awards total)
Juror’s Award for Excellence (one award)
Viewer’s Choice Award (one award, determined by audience vote)
This year's juror is Melani Douglass, Curator of Engagement, The Family Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD
We are here to help! Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions. We look forward to seeing your students' work!
Cristin Cash, Gallery Director
April Ryan, Education Facilitator, Department of Educational Studies, SMCM
Emily Maginnis, Gallery Supervisor
MEDIA-SPECIFIC SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Works on paper, including photography, can be submitted unframed, mounted or matted and framed. If accepted, all pastel and charcoal drawings must be spray fixed.
Video art; animation; narrative, non-narrative, and experimental film are all eligible. Submissions must include an introductory text or slate with: name, title, run-time, and date. Add 5 seconds of black before the introduction and 10 seconds of black at the end of the film or video. Maximum run-time is 30 minutes. Indicate if video should be displayed on a monitor or as a projection.
Digital media including websites, interactive flash projects etc. are also eligible. Please submit either a url where the project is hosted or attach a video or Flash file. Please attach a text file with instructions for opening and navigating the project. Indicate if video should be displayed on a monitor or as a projection.
Sculpture and Installation
Please indicate if sculpture is freestanding or requires wall space. All installations must be submitted with all required components, detailed drawings showing the preferred set up, and a good quality photograph of the installation for jurying purposes. The gallery reserves the right to not accept an installation if it exceeds a reasonable accommodation within the scope of a group.