The Edmond Sun

January 6, 2014

2014 ‘Youth Impressions’ Art Exhibit


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Young artists statewide in grades 1-12 should get out their easels, paints, charcoal, paper or mixed media to prepare works for the 2014 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show. Presented by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond and sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the show will run from Jan. 18–31 at the Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St. The deadline for entry forms is Jan. 15. Registration is  available online at edmondfinearts.com, at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, 27 E. Edwards, or from school art teachers.

The Juried Art Show provides an incentive for students to be recognized for their artistic talents. Students can enter their art, have it accepted in the show, and possibly win cash Awards of Excellence. Also 2014 participants may receive recognition awards of $25 each which are sponsored by interested individuals, businesses or corporations.

Youth Impressions categories are for students in grades 1-3,  grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. Media accepted includes pencil, ink, oil and soft pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil, print media, photography (digital and traditional), mixed media, pottery and fiber work. No jewelry will be accepted. Two dimensional works must be dry and matted ready for hanging. Size is limited to 30 x 40 inches. Frames with glass are not allowed.

Each student may submit two entries with a $3 fee per entry. Art will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. A reception will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the exhibit for the artists, their family members and other guests. Art must be picked up from 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information, call 340-4481 or visit www.edmondfinearts.com.