38th Annual High School Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 7 at Crisp Museum

museum art exhibitCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 26, 2016 – Beginning Feb. 7, the “Exhibiting Excellence: 38th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” an invitational juried art exhibit for high 11th and 12th grade students in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, will be displayed in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

An opening reception, featuring the unveiling of this year’s exhibit, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 7, with an awards ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March 13, and admission is free.

“Student works are selected by their teachers who then submit the works for jurying. This exhibition is open to the 26 counties the museum serves,” said Peter Nguyen, Museum director.

First, second and third place awards will be presented in the categories of sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, mixed media, photography, fibers, drawing and painting. Additionally, there is an Art Academy Award and Best of Show Award. The recipient of the Art Academy Award will receive a scholarship to attend one of the University’s Summer Art Academy workshops, and the recipient of the Best of Show Award will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Southeast as an art major.

This year’s juror will be Shannon Duffy. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and is currently an adjunct professor at West Kentucky Community and Technical College and Murray State University. She owns and operates Helicopter Studios where she designs and creates jewelry and children’s toys. In addition, her work has been exhibited and sold internationally. She has been a Visiting Lecturer in Art Education at Murray State University for two years and organized the 31st Annual Kentucky Regional High School Art Exhibition.

For more information on the exhibit, visit http://www.semo.edu/museum/exhibitions/2016-2017/exhibiting_excellence_2016.html.