The West Shore Community College Art Department is hosting the 18th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery.
The exhibition opens on Sun., March 6 with an artist reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Student artwork will be displayed through March 23. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the West Shore Community College Foundation and the WSCC Art Department, ribbons will be awarded for first and second place in jewelry, sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, textiles, and mixed media.
Area high schools have been invited to enter ten of their students’ best works and those included in the exhibit have been selected by high school art teachers.
The juror for this year’s show is Grand Rapids artist, Tom Clinton.
An attorney turned artist, Clinton was a partner at Varnum LLP before returning to school to pursue a bachelor’s in fine arts in printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design. He has also taken numerous art classes in printmaking from the Oxbow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan.
In 2010, Clinton teamed with Kendall professor Paul Amenta to form SiTE:LAB, an all-volunteer nonprofit that organizes temporary art projects in vacant buildings and other underutilized spaces in the Grand Rapids area.
The Manierre Dawson Gallery is located in the Arts and Sciences Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and during events held in the Center Stage Theater.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement