Since its debut in 2005, the Tyler Museum of Art’s High School Art Exhibition has provided close to 700 promising young local artists a unique opportunity to show their work in a museum exhibition – a substantial percentage of whom have chosen to pursue art and art history as college majors. The TMA celebrates this enduring community-focused program with the 11th Annual High School Art Exhibition, opening Sunday, Feb. 15 and continuing through March 15 at the Museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free.
This year’s juried competition is the largest in the event’s history, showcasing the work of 52 students from eight high-school campuses in Tyler and nearby cities. Five outstanding works as selected by the jurors will be presented with “Merit of Honor” awards during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Museum. The community is invited to meet the participating artists, enjoy light refreshments – and cast their votes for the annual Viewers’ Choice Award to be presented at the exhibition’s conclusion. Ballots are available at the Visitor Services desk in the TMA lobby. “Merit of Honor” winners will receive gift certificates from Dick Blick Art Materials. All participating artists will receive Certificates of Participation and one-year student memberships to the TMA.
Collectors’ Circle-Gold Sponsors are Myrtis D. Smith and James E. Walker.
Participants in the 11th Annual High School Art Exhibition:
All Saints Episcopal School (Instructors: Mark Harrison and Gerald Roulette): Spencer Ball, Katherine Beall, Ariane Blau, Sarah Bracken, Perry Clements, Callie Crozier, Ian Finlay, Danielle Gatewood, Griffin Green, Nicholas Hiles, Diana Kim, Minwook Kim, Megan Kirkpatrick, Aidan Klouda, Nicholas Klouda, Austin Reed, Kali Ridley, Hannah Werchan
Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School (Instructor: Lisa McGehee): Rebecca Bowles, Ali Boyd, Anthony Culpepper, Kelly Frossard, Alexis Jarrett, Mathew McGehee, Shay Parkinson, Monica Viray, Scierra Waldron, Rebecca Waters
Brownsboro High School (Instructor: Rhonda Scott): Christina Castillo, Jermaine Castillo, Amber Jackson, Amanda Odom
Grace Community School (Instructor: Anna Krafve Pierce): Derrick Wong
John Tyler High School (Instructor: Shelly Frederick): Eliel Barrera, Quentin Hoard, Umbaldo Martinez, Ivan Tinoco, Gabrielle Williams, Mark Zapata
Robert E. Lee High School (Instructor: Linda Keane): Abigail Jameson, Miriam Sandoval, Erin Woods, Bien Zeta
Tatum High School (Instructor: Amanda Hancock): Irais Barrera, Taylor Burch, Nathan McBride, Rachel Osiel
Whitehouse High School (Instructors: Lisa Kendall and Christine Killian): Danielle Breen, Leigh Enders, Madalyn Garrett, Kayleigh Harper, Mackenzie Morris
BETWEEN THE STATES CLOSES
Sunday, Feb. 15 also marks the final day of viewing for Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection and The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler. This popular exhibition, open since Dec. 19, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War through photographs and artifacts offering both an encyclopedic view of the conflict and spotlighting the local community’s role in the war effort. Admission is free.
The Tyler Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a participant in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), which allows TMA members to receive free or discount admission at hundreds of additional museums throughout the U.S. and Canada. For a complete list of participating NARM institutions, visit http://narmassociation.org. Regular TMA hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The TMA is supported by its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.