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Cristin Cash, Associate Professor of Art History
Director, Boyden Gallery
clcash@smcm.edu

Stephanie Scott (Class of 2013)
Gallery Manager
sascott@smcm.edu

Caiti Sullivan
Education and Outreach Professional Fellow (Class of 2014)
cmsullivan@smcm.edu

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Young at Art: An Exhibition of Art from St. Mary's County Schools
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. In this inaugural year, Boyden Gallery invites and encourages students from selected schools to participate. We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art and media.

Teachers may submit up to three works per student for consideration (maximum submissions per school - 50 GMHS, 25 SRMS, 25 St. Mary's Ryken). Work may be in any medium, but must meet the submission guidelines for that medium and be installation ready. There is no entry fee. Please fill out one entry form for each submission. 

Submissions will be accepted through midnight, April 25th.

All submissions must include at least one well-lit, clearly focused photo of the work. MAT students will provide on-site workshops with students and teachers on April 22 or 23rd to assist with photography and the submission process.

DEADLINES AND EXHIBITION CALENDAR
April 22, 23 - MAT-run photography workshops
April 25 - Submission deadline, midnight
April 27 - Selection notifications sent to students and teachers
May 5-7 - Artwork drop off, 11-6pm
May 8-9 - exhibition installation (Boyden staff/MAT students)
May 12, 5pm - exhibition opens, Juror’s talk and Awards Reception
May 30 - exhibition closes
June 2-6 - teachers pickup artwork at convenience - arrange with Cristin or April

Exhibition Awards

In determining awards, the juror will consider work in three class levels - Grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. All work selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the following awards:

  • Juror’s Award for Outstanding Work ($50 First Place, $25 Second Place; two awards at each class level, six awards total)

  • Juror’s Award for Excellence in Art ($100; one award)

  • Viewer’s Choice Award ($50; determined by audience vote)

The Juror’s Awards will be announced at the opening reception on March 12th. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be announced via email after the close of the exhibition on March 30th.

We are proud to announce that this year’s juror is Moriah Morgan, artist and art educator from Leonardtown, MD

We are here to help!  Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions. We look forward to seeing your work!

Cristin Cash, Gallery Director
clcash@smcm.edu

April Ryan, Education Facilitator, Department of Educational Studies, SMCM
anryan@smcm.edu

Stephanie Scott, Gallery Manager
sascott@smcm.edu

Caiti Sullivan, Education and Outreach Professional Fellow
cmsullivan@smcm.edu

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MEDIA-SPECIFIC SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

2D Media

Framed and unframed work on canvas or panel will be accepted if installation ready. Edges should be clean, trimmed and even. All pastel and charcoal drawings must be spray fixed. 

Works on paper, including photography, can be unframed, mounted or matted and framed. All framed work must have hanging hardware attached. If unframed, work will likely be hung with light adhesive tape or pins which may cause minimal damage to the work. 

Time-based media

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