Aspiring teen artists get first taste of success in AMSET art competition
22nd Annual Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
Reception and Awards Ceremony 6 p.m., Thursday, February 26
Works on view at AMSET February 27 – March 29, 2009
Artworks by 17 local high school seniors have been chosen to be exhibited in the 22nd Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). The pieces will be unveiled to the public and six winners announced at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 26.
Protégé will be on display at AMSET through March 29, and will then travel to selected area schools and other venues for further exposure and outreach in the Southeast Texas community.
The Protégé Competition and Exhibition is a program that offers 12th-grade students the opportunity to begin taking the steps necessary to become part of the greater world of art. AMSET believes it is important for young artists to have an early opportunity to experience art competitions and, if accepted, learn how to properly exhibit their work. Protégé is offered to all senior students in Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange and Tyler counties. Participants need not be part of an organized art class to enter, but all artwork entered must be original to the student.
This year’s Protégé juror is Xenia Fedorchenko, an assistant professor of art at Lamar University. She undertook the difficult task of narrowing down the 116 entries into the 17 exhibitors and six winners. Each artist whose work is selected to be in the Protégé exhibition will also attend an archival framing workshop given by the AMSET curatorial department.
Awards given will include:
* First Place – four-year art scholarship to the Lamar University Department of Art and a $225 gift certificate for art supplies from Manning’s Supply. The first place winner’s teacher or school will also receive a $125 gift certificate for classroom art supplies.
* Second Place – four-year art scholarship to the Lamar University Department of Art and a $150 gift certificate for art supplies
* Third Place – $100 gift certificate for art supplies
* Three Honorable Mentions – $50 gift certificate for art supplies
For more information about the 22nd Annual Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition, please contact Curator of Education Sandra Laurette, at (409) 832-3432 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is made possible through the generous support of Market Basket Food Stores.
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET)