The Young Artists’ Showcase will be on display throughout the month of January at the Decatur Area Arts Council. The hours of the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thank you to all the artists that participated, and the art teachers who inspire, nurture and guide these young artists.
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Decatur Area Arts Council
T.S. & Juanita Ballance Foundation
IL Arts Council Agency
The Young Artists’ Showcase is an exhibit & competition for 5th – 8th grade students in and around Macon County, Illinois.
Purpose: To nurture young artists and encourage them to continue their learning of art forms and ways to express themselves with materials such as paint, pencils, photography, collage, clay.
Who can enter: any 5th through 8th grade student in and around Macon County. Artwork need not be framed or matted to enter. Judging is done purely on the merits of the artwork. Does not need to have been done in school or class setting. Parents, grandparents, teachers or guardian of a young artist may enter the work for them.
Partners: Richland Community College, Dynographics/Fast Impressions, IL Arts Council, a state agency, Decatur Area Arts Council
YOUNG ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE
Anne Lloyd Gallery in Madden Arts Center
Exhibition & Competition for 5th through 8th grade students
Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 19, 2017
DROP OFF: Gallery 510, 160 E. Main Street, Decatur 62523
Gallery Hours: Tues – Friday 11 – 5 and Sat. 11 – 3
Call For More Information: 217-422-1509
Competition is open to 5th – 8th graders from Macon County and surrounding areas. Original Artwork created during the last year is eligible. Artwork may be submitted by classroom teachers or by individuals themselves. Matting and framing is not required and will not be considered in the judging but will be accepted. We encourage creativity in all mediums. Compositions must be that of the artist. No copies of another artist’s work will be accepted. Only one entry per student. Judges will look for technical competence and craftsmanship in the medium chosen while looking for personal style and expression of ideas, thoughts or concepts. Approximately 100 pieces of artwork will be chosen to be exhibited. Best of Show ($25) and other awards will be recognized for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades separately. The Award Ceremony will take place Friday Evening January 5th, 2018. The 5th and 6th grade portion begins at 5:30 pm. 7th and 8th grade will be presented at 6:30 pm. An exhibition of teachers’ artwork will be on display at Gallery 510.