Emerging Young Artists 2023 Juried Exhibition

Virtual Exhibition Opening, Reception, and Awards Presentation: Friday, January 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is pleased to present the Emerging Young Artists 2023 Juried Exhibition at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

The EYA 2023 exhibition opening, reception, and awards presentation for the exhibiting young artists, their art teachers, the UMass Dartmouth community, and the general public will be held online on Friday, January 27, from 6:30 to 7:30pm. 

Virtual Exhibition Opening, Reception and Awards Presentation
Friday, January 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Zoom link: bit.ly/EYA2023

Emerging Young Artists 2023 Poster

People's Choice Award

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Dean’s Award – Aradia Dahlen, Silver Lake High School, MA
Dandelion, 2021, colored pencil on paper
Art Teacher: Rachel Maguire

1st Place Award – Joy Son, Belmont High School, MA
Polish, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.
Art Teacher: Mark Milowsky

2nd Place Award – Melanie Boria, Noonewaug High School, CT 
Sweet Tooth, 2022, graphite pencil on mylar film, 18 x 24 in.
Art Teacher: Leeza Desjardins

3rd Place Award – Jiaqi Wei, Belmont High School, MA
Comfort Zone, 2022, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in.
Art Teacher: Mark Milowsky

Honorable Mention – Eliana Groben, Nonnewaug High School, CT 
After I Survive The Rain, 2022, acrylic, 22 x 18 in.
Art Teacher: Leeza Desjardins

Honorable Mention – Derrick Li, Avon Old Farms School, CT
Woman with Vase, 2022, water based oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.
Art Teacher: Cristina Pinton

Honorable Mention – Yann Broc, Avon Old Farms School, CT 
Deconstruction of a Bull, 2022, wood and foam, 24 x 30 x 30 in.
Art Teacher: Greg Calibey

Honorable Mention – Ponette Hamel, Cardinal Spellman High School, MA 
A Stick Man, 2022, digital photography, 6000 x 3916 pixels
Art Teacher: Margaret  Bean

Honorable Mention – Leah Kinnon, Groton Dunstable Regional High School, MA 
Test Day, 2022, colored pencil, charcoal, printed digital art, 8.5 x 11 in.
Art Teacher: Rebecca Kostich

People's Choice Award – Eliana Groben, Nonnewaug High School, CT 
After I Survive The Rain, 2022, acrylic, 22 x 18 in.
Art Teacher: Leeza Desjardins

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is thrilled to celebrate EYA’s 10th birthday and the exceptional artistic merit of New England’s high school students through this highly competitive online exhibition and its awards. The Emerging Young Artists 2023 Juried Exhibition received submissions from 591 young artists, from which the juror, CVPA’s Dean Lawrence Jenkens, selected 120 works for the exhibition. The result is a marvelous online exhibition that showcases the talents of New England’s young artists.

EYA 2023 Exhibiting Schools

Arlington High School, MA; Avon Old Farms, CT; Barnstable High School, MA; Belmont High School, MA; Bishop Connolly High School, MA; Brockton High School, MA; Burlington High School, MA; Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, MA; Canton High School, MA; Cardinal Spellman High School, MA; Dartmouth High School, MA; Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, MA; Fairfield Ludlowe High School, CT; Fairhaven High School, MA; Falmouth High School, MA; Framingham High School, MA; Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, MA; Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, MA; Hopkinton High School, MA; Lincoln School, RI; Longmeadow High School, MA; Lowell High School, MA; Manchester Essex Regional High School, MA; Medfield High School, MA; Medomak Valley High School, ME; Millis High School, MA; Nantucket High School, MA; Natick High School, MA; New Bedford High School, MA; New Milford High School, CT; Nonnewaug High School, CT; North Quincy High School, MA; Norwich Free Academy, CT; Oakmont Regional High School, MA; Old Rochester Regional High School, MA; Pelham High School, NH; Pembroke High School, MA; Pingree School, MA; Rivendell School, VT; Roxbury Latin School, MA; Rutland High School, VT; Scituate High School, RI; Shepherd Hill Regional High School, MA; Silver Lake Regional High School, MA; Somerset Berkley Regional High School, MA; St. Andrew’s School, RI; St. Mary’s High School, MA; Stevens High School, NH; Wachusett Regional High School, MA; Waring School, MA; Watertown High School, MA; Wethersfield High School, CT; and Winchester High School, MA.

Award Winners Exhibition and Reception

EYA Award Winners Exhibition Poster

This year, in addition to the EYA 2023 online exhibition, we will also have a physical exhibition of the works of the award winners and honorable mention recipients. This exhibition will take place February 9–19 in Gallery 244 at UMass Dartmouth’s CVPA Star Store Campus in downtown New Bedford, MA. It will open on AHA! Night on Thursday, February 9th, with an exhibition closing reception on Sunday, February 19, 3:00pm. All are welcome!

For questions contact Prof. Elena Peteva at epeteva@umassd.edu 


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