TO: All High School Art and Welding Instructors
The Art Around the Corner Foundation invites your students to participate in a new initiative called the “Young Creators Program,” whose goal is to encourage young artists in the Washington County School District. We’re hoping you and your students will be excited about the program and will consider working it into your plans for the 2017/18 school year.
The Young Creators Program consists of a district-wide sculpture/3D art contest which will conclude in the spring of 2018. Through a juried process, we aim to identify 12 student artists who will be selected as finalists. These young artists will then present their pieces at the opening Gala Dinner for Art Around the Corner’s annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on April 13, 2018. At the Gala, all Young Creators Program finalists’ pieces will be available for purchase by interested buyers. Proceeds from any sales will go directly to the student artists, in order to encourage their creative endeavors. At the discretion of the AAC Board, scholarship prizes may also be awarded that evening.
Our mission is to provide a platform for young, emerging artists to receive exposure and gain confidence in their artistic abilities. At the Gala event, they will have the opportunity to meet and network with successful professional artists. Additionally, they will enjoy a real-world opportunity to display their art to the public, thereby increasing their confidence in pursuing their artistic endeavors.
The basic outline and order of events are as follows:
Sept/Oct 2017 – Announcement of the Young Creators Program to all high school students. Teachers will lead discussions of criteria/rules for the contest.
March 9, 2018 – All participating students must submit a photo of their work to be judged. All pieces will then undergo blind judging according to the same criteria used for the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit: concept, composition, design, movement, balance, creativity and presentation. The selected student artists will then be announced, and invitations to the Gala will be extended.
April 13, 2018 – Gala dinner will be held on Friday evening. Student artists and their pieces will be presented to all attendees, and any scholarship awards will be announced. Any sales will be concluded and announced (including any possible silent auction sales). The details for selling the student art work will be coordinated by the Board of Art Around the Corner.
April 29, 2018 – Funds from sales will be disbursed to student artists. Press releases announcing program winners will be sent to all local print and broadcast media, along with social media announcements.
For additional information or questions, please contact
Kasi Miller at 435-703-0808
Art Around the Corner
The Art Around the Corner Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts, enriching the community, and bringing fine arts to the heart of historic St. George. The Foundation’s flagship project is the Art Around the corner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, a collection of sculptures from nationally renowned artists. The show changes each spring, with approximately two dozen pieces installed annually. The Foundation also provides educational tours to students in the Washington County School District, showing and discussing the current sculpture gallery and explaining the “lost wax” bronze casting process. In 2016, the Young Creators Program was developed to encourage and support secondary students in connecting their art with the community.
Click here to find the Young Creator Submission Form and submit your artwork today!