9th Annual High School Art Exhibition Highlights Local Student Artists
(TYLER, TX) January 2, 2013 – The 9th Annual High School Art Exhibition featuring works by over 70 students from 7 local high schools opens at the Tyler Museum of Art on January 5. A reception and awards ceremony honoring the young artists will take place at the Museum on Sunday, January 6 at 2 p.m.
The 9th Annual High School Art Exhibition will showcase two and three-dimensional pieces in the Bell Gallery by graduating seniors who have had several years of art in high school. The exhibition will also feature an “Up and Coming” category, highlighting a work of art from one freshman, sophomore or junior student from each participating school.
The public is invited to join student artists and their friends and families for a reception and awards ceremony at 2 p.m. on January 6. Light refreshments will be served in the Museum lobby and special art activities for younger children will be provided in the TMA Classroom.
Prior to the opening of the exhibition, the pieces will be judged by a panel of jurors from local college art departments. Jurors include Chris Stewart, Department Chair – Art at Tyler Junior College; Curtis Watson, Assistant Professor of Art at Texas College; and Alexis Serio-Hughes, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Tyler.
The five most outstanding exhibition entries selected by the jurors will receive Merit of Honor awards at the ceremony on January 6. The exhibition will also have a Viewers’ Choice award. Voting by visitors to the exhibition begins on the opening day and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20. The award will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Ballots will be available at the Visitors Service desk.
This community-focused program offers local high school students the opportunity to have their works shown in a true museum exhibition. Each student, whose work was selected for the exhibition, will receive a certificate of participation and a one-year student membership to the Tyler Museum of Art. The works in the exhibition were chosen by the students’ teachers. The 9th Annual High School Art Exhibition will be on view January 5 through January 20, 2013.
Participating Schools & Student Artists
All Saints Episcopal School: (Gerald Roulette and Dede Smith, Instructors)
Maxi Anderson, Luci Bates, Nicholas Beall, Blake Birtcher, Sungjin Cho, Rachel Cooper, Ruben DeLong, Mary Grace Ferguson, Merritte Greene, Derrell Hall, Cloyee’ Johnson, Osub Lee, Aaron Ludovico, Kevin Nourse, Amy Park, Grady Smith, Mary Elizabeth Smith and Collin Walker.
Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic School: (Lisa McGehee, Instructor)
Sarah Beck, Ellen Brunson, Kelly Frossard, Ashton Ihrig, Laura McDonald, Laura Meads, Laura Noriega and Madeline Raney.
Hallsville High School: (Jeannie Davis, Instructor)
Paige Coody, Charlene Flowers, Jesse Rodriguez and Amanda Tucker.
Lindale High School: (Walter James, Instructor)
Levi Cooper, Mikayla Gallegly, Brittany Hudspeth, Makayla Mahloch, Sarah McGregor, Chloe Parra, Marilyn Russell and Dillon Shiplett.
Robert E. Lee High School: (Linda East and Linda Keane, Instructors)
Susan Amaya, Gail Avey, Jasmine Barnes, Alexandra Brooks, Jordan Brown, Will Drake, Luis Fuentez, Carlton A. Hudson, Jalen Johnson, Jackie Kalmowitz, Josh Korich, Lindsey Loper, Megan McDaniel, Caitlyn Moore, Anastasia Reel, Ericka Reina, Fangting Shi, Emily Stanford, Kelsie Quin and Kara Wang.
Whitehouse High School: (Lisa Kendall, Instructor)
Kingsley Brown, Jesse Kahn, Arielle Lynd, Claire Nero, Braylon Russell and Leah Scott.
Winona High School: (Julie Herrera, Instructor)
Schi-Lee Bennett, Nic Correa, Esther Dotson, Noe Garcia, CeCe Jackson, J.T. Norgaisse and Brodrick Thompson.
The Tyler Museum of Art exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.