The exhibition features two-dimensional artwork. Artists ages 13-18 within a 50-mile radius of Middletown participate in the exhibition and feature work that is done in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing (including pastels and inks,) mixed media (a combination of mediums) and photography.
Students may submit work in more than one category. However, work must be original and never exhibited in a prior juried show at MAC.
Participants from West Chester, Springboro, Trenton, Edgewood, Hamilton, Middletown, Waynesville, and other surrounding communities have showcased their work in previous shows. The exhibition is also open to homeschooled students.
Last year, there were 103 entries from nine different area schools. One homeschool student also entered.
“The work is amazing. We see so many students, who are really talented. When you see some of the work, you’re shocked that the artists are still in high school. When they have such promise when they’re so young, you can’t wait to see what they’ll do,” Nauman said.
Typically, up to 100 pieces of art are represented in the exhibit. Participating youth have an opportunity to compete for cash awards, scholarships and honorable mention ribbons within each medium.
Many of the participants desire to pursue art as a career, and the exhibition gives them an opportunity to learn about how to be involved in a professional, judged and juried show.
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How to go
What: “Tomorrow’s Artist Today” exhibition
When: Feb. 25-March 23. Exhibits are open during regular building hours. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except for Saturday classes, if in session, and special events). An opening reception will be held from from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
Where: Exhibit Hall, Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown
More info: www.middletownartscenter.com or call (513) 424-2417