More than 70 aspiring artists from 11 area local schools will have their first opportunity for a full museum exhibition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s “13th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” April 2nd-30th. Admission is free.
What began in 2005 with 23 students representing seven local schools has grown into a major exhibition featuring 74 young artists from 11 schools this year. Through the exhibition, students display their creative works in a professional environment to be assessed by a jury composed of art professors from local colleges and universities.
Five outstanding works as selected by the jurors will be presented with “Merit of Honor” awards during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony from 2-4pm Sunday, April 2nd at the Museum. The community is invited to meet the participating artists, enjoy light refreshments, and cast their votes for the annual Viewers’ Choice Award to be presented at the exhibition’s conclusion. Ballots are available at the Visitor Services desk in the TMA lobby. “Merit of Honor” winners will receive gift certificates from Dick Blick Art Materials. All participating artists will receive Certificates of Participation and one-year student memberships to the TMA. To RSVP for the April 2nd opening reception call (903)595-1001.
Support for the “13th Annual High School Art Exhibition” is provided by Community Partner Sponsor Mentoring Minds and Collectors’ Circle Gold Sponsors Agnes and Frank Ward.
The Tyler Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a participant in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), which allows TMA members to receive free or discount admission at hundreds of additional museums throughout the U.S. and Canada. For a complete list of participating NARM institutions, visit narmassociation.org.
The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler.
For more info call (903)595-1001 or go online to tylermuseum.org.