2017 Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition

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To All Middle School and High School Art Teachers

The Brown County Art Gallery Foundation would like to invite you and your students to participate in the 2017 Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition. This prestigious competition is held at the historic Brown County Art Gallery and is an excellent opportunity to reward your young artists and highlight their creative efforts.

The Student Art Competition will take place Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, May 7, 2017. All 7th -12th graders from Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Johnson, Morgan and Monroe county schools are eligible to participate. Home school students may participate if they are under the guidance of a licensed Art Teacher.

The Competition is judged and includes six categories:
Painting | Drawing | 3-D | Print | Photography | Video

Breakdown of each category:

PAINTING - involves color - Oil | Acrylic | Watercolor | Mixed Media | Collage
DRAWING - Pencil | Pen & Ink | Charcoal | Pastels | Calligraphy
3-D - functional and non-functional - Ceramics | Sculpture | Textiles | Wood, Stone, Metal
PRINT - Litlw | Block | Intaglio | Etching | Silk Screen
PHOTOGRAPHY - Black & White | Color
VIDEO - Documentary Style - similar to a news story, profile, event coverage, issue coverage, can include interviews, narration and natural sound.
Music Video - visuals edited with music, such as a performer, nature scenes, people or animals captured on video, edited and set to music from any source.
Theatrical Style - create a script or a performance to tell a story or an experience for the viewer. Entrants may involve 1 person or a group.,
VIDEOS will be displayed throughout the run of the exhibit.

There will be over $1500 awarded in prize money and Indiana Heritage Arts will again be presenting a "$150 IHA Teacher of the Year" award in both the Junior High and Senior High Divisions.

To participate each school must:
• Email your response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, March 6, 2017 with your intent to participate.
• Hold a school competition before April 2017 for selection of artwork OR
• Select artwork at the art teacher's discretion.
• If a school competition is held, judge Middle School and High School separately.
• Select the top FIVE pieces of artwork representing each of the six categories for Middle School and High School.
• Submit the names of the selected artists via e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation by April 3, 2017.

The selections from each school will go on to compete in the 2017 Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition. In addition to the chance of winning cash prizes, students will be able to exhibit their work in a professional Gallery. I hope you will decide to participate in this worthwhile endeavor. I look forward to helping you in any way that I can throughout the process.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Bennett, Gallery Manager

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