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UI Annual High School Art Exhibit

Students receive awards at the 18th Annual High School Art Show

The University of Idaho Department of Art and Design annually invites students from each high school in the State of Idaho to participate in a professional exhibition. The exhibition coincides with the February Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, when over 1,000 high school students are on campus, and is held at Ridenabaugh Hall Gallery.

Each year a theme is chosen to challenge the students' imaginations. The themes address global, political, social and environmental topics, and it is through these themes that the students can communicate their unique perspectives through the power of visual imagery.

Packages containing information, guidelines, promotional materials, and prepaid return mailing tubes are sent to each high school in the state. University of Idaho art students participate in the development of the theme, in the production of the posters and promotional materials, and in the installation of the exhibition. The exhibit is juried by artists and over $600 in awards (art supply gift certificates) are given to works of merit.

The Annual High School Exhibition is a statewide project that functions in numerous ways: as a validation of the efforts of high school students and teachers, as an interaction between public schools and the University of Idaho, and as a catalyst for community awareness of the talents of our high school artists and teachers throughout the state.

The project is managed by Sally Machlis. Please call 885-6976 or 885-6851 or sallymac@uidaho.edu for more information.



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