Emerging Young Massachusetts Artists Showcased at UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery

UMass Dartmouth's CVPA Hosts Reception for Talented High School Art Students

Today, UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) welcomed the UMass Dartmouth community and the general public to a reception for emerging young artists, their families, and their art teachers. CVPA showcased the Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery on the first floor of the CVPA building at UMass Dartmouth from January 26 to February 1. The CVPA hosted this exhibition to showcase the work of many of the state's talented art students. More than 90 works were on display. 

During a presentation of awards, the following works were recognized in the 3D and 2D category: 

3D category 
1st Place - The Paper Moose, 2013, Na'Na Qi, Dartmouth High School 
2nd Place -- Cheetah Shoe, 2013, Vanessa Calouro, Bishop Connolly High School 
3rd Place - Transformation, 2013, Jane Winters, Westport High School 
Honorable Mention - Sashimi Grade, 2012, Jamie Behan, Seekonk High School 

2D category 
1st place - Ora, 2013, Isabelle Page, Northampton High School    
2nd place - Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free, 2013, Marlborough High School 
3rd place -  My Life Next Door, 2014, Kealey FitzPatrick, Dartmouth High School 
Honorable Mention - Family Heirlooms, 2013, Kristen Levasseur, Lunenburg High School 
Honorable Mention - Christina Kotsiras, 2013,You're Still Here, Marlborough High School 
Honorable Mention -- Onions, 2013, Elizabeth Sheldon, Plymouth North High School 
Award of Distinction - Student Anthology 2013 , Multiple authors, Digital video, Attleboro High School 

The exhibition recognizes the exceptional merit of high school art students from twenty high school art programs in Massachusetts. The participating schools were invited to be part of the exhibition based on their long-term commitment to art education demonstrated by the quality of work that comes from their art programs. The art teachers from these high schools were asked to select artwork in any media (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, etc.) from five of their best students to be included in this group exhibition. The result was a marvelous exhibition that brought together and highlighted the talents of these young artists. 

Participating High Schools: 

Abington High School 
Attleboro High School 
Auburn High School 
Bishop Connolly High School 
Bishop Feehan High School 
Bishop Stang High School 
Bourne High School 
Brockton High School 
CATS Academy Boston 
Dartmouth High School 
Fairhaven High School 
Joseph Case High School 
Lunenburg High School 
Marlborough High School 
Northampton High School 
Pembroke High School 
Plymouth North High School 
Revere High School 
Seekonk High School 
Westport High School 

The emphasis of the CVPA Campus Gallery is given to works that celebrate the talents and creativity of members of the CVPA community. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday hours only available for Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition). These hours are through the academic year when classes are in session. All CVPA Campus Gallery programming (including exhibitions, receptions, and lectures) is free of charge and open to the public. For more information visit umassd.edu/cvpa, contact gallery@umassd.edu, or visit the UMass Dartmouth Galleries Facebook page. 

Editor's Note: Photos/Images of works awarded at reception attached; Student Anthology 2013 can viewed here.

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