The West Shore Community College (WSCC) Art Department is hosting the 22nd annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit in the College’s Manierre Dawson Gallery.
Student artwork will be displayed through March 20, and a reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m., in the lobby near the gallery. 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, mixed media, and new 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 WSCC Adjunct Professor Ken Cooper, who teaches ceramics the College. A Manistee area resident, Cooper taught art at Manistee High School for 27 years before retiring. He has also worked as an artist for the National Trust in England.
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.