“Future Monets, Manets and Mary Cassatts”
Submission deadline December 15, 2010
Opening February 24-26, 2011
Utah Arts Education Association Conference
St. George, Utah

The Arts Education and Traveling Exhibition Program of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums will be accepting entries for the second annual “Future Monets, Manets and Mary Cassatts,” a juried traveling exhibit featuring the work of students from grade levels K-8 representing schools across the state of Utah. The exhibit will premiere at the Utah Arts Education Association (UAEA) conference in St. George, Utah on February 24-26, 2011, after which it will be made available to communities across the state of Utah. The work is a product of specific, carefully conceived lesson plans, carried out by various teachers and arts specialists in Utah schools.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010. Applications will be available on November 1st at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov

Last year, the exhibit received 53 entries from a broad representation of schools around the state, from North Ogden, to Heber, to St. George. Selections were determined by a panel of distinguished judges including professional artists and secondary and higher education visual art instructors and jurors of the same caliber will be selected for this year’s competition in the coming weeks. Jurors consider several criteria in reviewing submissions including skill level as it relates to the age of the artist, use of color, medium, and whether or not instructions for the assignment were carefully followed. They also focus on the originality of the work, and seek a balance between representational and abstract images in order to curate a unified exhibition.

Mission of Future Monets, Manets and Mary Cassatts:

The artistic aptitude of children is often dependent upon their opportunities, education and the competency of their instructors. Not only do children have the innate ability to be fresh and imaginative, they have the capacity to be innovative and inspired. This collaborative exhibit celebrates the talent and potential of students along with the efforts of their teachers in implementing the Utah State Fine Arts Core Curriculum.

By showcasing examples of artwork and facilitating the sharing of lesson plans, we hope to call attention to the greatness all students and teachers can achieve when we recognize and encourage the visual arts as a fundamental component of education.

For more information about the Traveling Exhibition Program or to reserve “Future Monets, Manets and Mary Cassatts to display at your school or organization, call Fletcher Booth at 801-533-3586 or email fbooth@utah.gov

Application and guidelines available online: www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov