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Press Release: Emerging Young Massachusetts Artists Showcased at UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery

Emerging Young Massachusetts Artists Showcased at UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery

UMass Dartmouth's CVPA Hosts Reception for Talented High School Art Students

Author:  Joseph Sullivan [Contact]
Date:  February 1, 2014
Department:   College of Visual & Performing Arts
Dartmouth, MA (February 1, 2014) -- Today, UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) welcomed the UMass Dartmouth community and the general public to a reception for emerging young artists, their families, and their art teachers. CVPA showcased the Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery on the first floor of the CVPA building at UMass Dartmouth from January 26 to February 1. The CVPA hosted this exhibition to showcase the work of many of the state's talented art students. More than 90 works were on display.

During a presentation of awards, the following works were recognized in the 3D and 2D category:

3D category
1st Place - The Paper Moose, 2013, Na'Na Qi, Dartmouth High School
2nd Place -- Cheetah Shoe, 2013, Vanessa Calouro, Bishop Connolly High School
3rd Place - Transformation, 2013, Jane Winters, Westport High School
Honorable Mention - Sashimi Grade, 2012, Jamie Behan, Seekonk High School

2D category
1st place - Ora, 2013, Isabelle Page, Northampton High School   
2nd place - Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free, 2013, Marlborough High School
3rd place -  My Life Next Door, 2014, Kealey FitzPatrick, Dartmouth High School
Honorable Mention - Family Heirlooms, 2013, Kristen Levasseur, Lunenburg High School
Honorable Mention - Christina Kotsiras, 2013,You're Still Here, Marlborough High School
Honorable Mention -- Onions, 2013, Elizabeth Sheldon, Plymouth North High School
Award of Distinction - Student Anthology 2013 , Multiple authors, Digital video, Attleboro High School

The exhibition recognizes the exceptional merit of high school art students from twenty high school art programs in Massachusetts. The participating schools were invited to be part of the exhibition based on their long-term commitment to art education demonstrated by the quality of work that comes from their art programs. The art teachers from these high schools were asked to select artwork in any media (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, etc.) from five of their best students to be included in this group exhibition. The result was a marvelous exhibition that brought together and highlighted the talents of these young artists.

Participating High Schools:

Abington High School
Attleboro High School
Auburn High School
Bishop Connolly High School
Bishop Feehan High School
Bishop Stang High School
Bourne High School
Brockton High School
CATS Academy Boston
Dartmouth High School
Fairhaven High School
Joseph Case High School
Lunenburg High School
Marlborough High School
Northampton High School
Pembroke High School
Plymouth North High School
Revere High School
Seekonk High School
Westport High School

The emphasis of the CVPA Campus Gallery is given to works that celebrate the talents and creativity of members of the CVPA community. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday hours only available for Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition). These hours are through the academic year when classes are in session. All CVPA Campus Gallery programming (including exhibitions, receptions, and lectures) is free of charge and open to the public. For more information visit umassd.edu/cvpa, contact gallery@umassd.edu, or visit the UMass Dartmouth Galleries Facebook page.

Editor's Note: Photos/Images of works awarded at reception attached; Student Anthology 2013 can viewed here.





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