Facebook Exhibition: October 1, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Exhibition: November 13, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Awards Reception: December 5, 2010, 5-7pm.
Images Shown Above:
Entry 78, Untitled, Photography- age 17
Entry 102, Untitled, Watercolor- age 18
Annmarie is pleased to announce Text/Message: A Teen Art Exhibition. This student exhibition showcases the talent, creativity, and perspectives of today's teen culture; undeniably putting a lens on the life, the thoughts, strains and pressures felt by teenagers today. Text/Message: A Teen Art Exhibition opens Saturday, November 13, 2010, and is on view through January 30, 2011.
This exhibit is funded, in part, by the Seahorses by the Bay Project, Sue Apple, Chair. Over one hundred and fifty entries were submitted for consideration from teens ages 13 -18 across the country. Images of all submitted works were posted on Facebook from October 1-15, during which time the public voted and commented on the works. The voting, in conjunction with the jury, evaluated the works and determined the accepted entries in the exhibit.
The Jury panel consisted of Shelby Hacker, Calvert High School; Nancy Proctor, PhD, Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution; Nick Garrett, Founder & Dean of Students, Garrett Music Academy; Joe Ruff, PhD, Public Services Librarian, Calvert Public Library Tim Scheirer, Exhibits Technician, Calvert Marine Museum.
Whether through visual artwork, creative writing, or performing arts, the exhibit incorporates works that conveys what it means to be a teen in the world today. Take time to explore these works that depict bullying, cyber culture, drugs, family, and friends through photography, music, paintings, collages and creative written works. All works will leave a lasting impact and incite conversations across generations.
In addition, an awards reception will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 5pm-7pm, where accepted performing artists will be performing. Also, the Juror’s Choice Awards will be presented at this time. The reception is open to the public. Two additional awards, The People’s Choice Award and the Teen Choice Award will be selected by additional online and in-person voting. The People’s Choice award will be determined from voting on the Facebook Page - _Text/message: a teen art exhibition at Annmarie Garden - whereas the Teen Choice Award will be determined from ballot voting at Annmarie Sculpture Garden through January 30, 2011. Participate in the process and cast your ballot for your favorite teen artist!
Admission to Annmarie is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; $2 for children ages 5-11; children under 4 are Free. AMG Members are always FREE. Hours for the Arts Center are daily 10:00am- 5:00pm; the grounds daily 9:00am- 5:00pm.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden Park & Arts Center is a sculpture park and arts center conveniently located just off Route 2-4 on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Solomons is just 1 ¼ hour drive from the Washington, DC beltway. Annmarie is a Smithsonian Affiliate with works on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the National Gallery of Art. www.annmariegarden.org