POMEROY — The art students of Melanie Quillen at Meigs Middle School have been invited to participate in the 2013 Art Exhibition and Auction to be held at the Ohio University Patton College of Education.
The mission of the event is to support the efforts of local education agencies to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of student artists by encouraging and highlighting their creative abilities and talents. The students are invited to indulge their passion for art by submitting any artwork that showcases the competition’s theme which is “American Experience and Achievement”.
Quillen said the invitation opens an opportunity for students who may aspire to a career in the field of art to have their work displayed in McCracken Gallery. It is specified in the invitation that only students enrolled at Meigs Middle School qualify to participate.
The guidelines call for a maximum artwork size of 13 by 19 inches, and it is requested that no protective coating be applied since each piece will be shrink-wrapped for protection, mounted on foam core, matted and framed for display on the walls in McCracken Hall.
According to the guidelines, entries must be the original design and work of the student. Entries will be selected by a panel of judges on the basis of originality in interpretation, creativity, composition and techniques used. The media used can be pencil, pastel, charcoal, markers, and paint. Collages can be included but only if paint, pencil, pastel, markers, or charcoal is used as specified in the entry form which all student entering are work must complete.
The deadline for entering art is April 9 with the announcement of selected artistic pieces for display and auction to be announced at 6 p.m. on April 22, at the Ohio University Patton College of Education McCracken Hall Gallery. School personnel, parents, and the artists are invited to the event where a reception will take place.
The auction will be held on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at McCracken Hall. All student artists whose artwork was selected or displayed are required to be present for the auction. Bids will be taken on each piece and the winning bids will be announced at 7:45 p.m. that day. Anything below a minimum the bid set for each entry will not be accepted.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit both the artists and the student artists’ school art program, Tamala A. Solomon of the Patton College of Education, said.
Quillen said that a maximum of 30 pieces of art work by students in all three Middle School grades to include paintings, drawings, and wood burning projects, will be submitted to Ohio University where they will be evaluated for acceptance into the art show.