Boise Art Museum recognizes high school artists
BOISE, Idaho - Boise Art Museum (BAM) announces “Higher Ground,” a biennial juried exhibition showcasing artwork by high school students in the Boise and Meridian school districts, on display March 16 – May 5th. 278 students from 14 local high schools submitted work for consideration for this 7th biennial exhibition. A total of 576 works were reviewed by jurors Kevan Smith, local artist, Frank Robinson, 4th grade teacher of students in the highly gifted program at Collister Elementary, and Kim Barker, professor of art history and instructor of digital design at the College of Western Idaho.
BAM staff members guided the student artists in preparing their works of art for presentation using professional guidelines and materials. This year’s exhibition features 64 two- and three-dimensional works of art by 56 artists, including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting and photography, and encompasses three galleries in the center of the Museum.
BAM hosted an opening reception for the participating students and their families on Thursday, March 21st, and announced the winners of five juror’s awards, which were presented by BAM’s Executive Director and Tami Chafin of the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation. 1st Place $350 Scholarship Award went to Chase Binder of Fresco Arts Academy. 2nd Place $250 Scholarship Award went to Hali Laferriere of Timberline High School. 3rd Place $150 Scholarship Award went to Katie Pukash of Boise High School. Honorable Mention went to Cole Ishihara of Timberline High School. The Publication Award went to Shay Page, Timberline High School.
As an additional educational component, BAM will hold a High School Portfolio Review workshop from noon - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th. The Portfolio Review Workshop is a unique opportunity for high school artists to receive individual feedback about their work from professional reviewers. This event is open to all interested high school students in the Boise and Meridian school districts.
For more information, call (208) 345-8330 or visit http://boiseartmuseum.org/exhibit/current.php.
(image courtesy: Shay Page - Artist; Boise Art Museum - http://boiseartmuseum.org/exhibit/current.php)