Museum Recognizes High School Artists Higher Ground at the Boise Art Museum

March 16 – May 5, 2013
Boise – Boise Art Museum (BAM) proudly announces Higher Ground, a biennial juried exhibition showcasing artwork by high school students in the Boise and Meridian school districts, on display March 16 – May 5, 2013. 278 students from 14 local high schools submitted work for consideration for this 7th biennial exhibition. A total of 576 works were reviewed by jurors Kevan Smith, local artist, Frank Robinson, 4th grade teacher of students in the highly gifted program at Collister Elementary, and Kim Barker, professor of art history and instructor of digital design at the College of Western Idaho.
BAM staff members guided the student artists in preparing their works of art for presentation using professional guidelines and materials. This year’s exhibition features 64 two- and three-dimensional works of art by 56 artists, including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting and photography, and encompasses three galleries in the center of the Museum. BAM hosted an opening reception for the participating students and their families on March 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. and announced the winners of five juror’s awards, which were presented by BAM’s Executive Director and Tami Chafin of the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation. 1st Place $350 Scholarship Award went to Chase Binder of Fresco Arts Academy. 2nd Place $250 Scholarship Award went to Hali Laferriere of Timberline High School. 3rd Place $150 Scholarship Award went to Katie Pukash of Boise High School. Honorable Mention went to Cole Ishihara of Timberline High School. The Publication Award went to Shay Page, Timberline High School.
As an additional educational component, BAM will hold a High School Portfolio Review workshop from noon – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th. The Portfolio Review Workshop is a unique opportunity for high school artists to receive individual feedback about their work from professional reviewers. This event is open to all interested high school students in the Boise and Meridian school districts.
Higher Ground provides an unparalleled professional exhibition opportunity for area high school students. BAM is proud to encourage creativity and artistic risk-taking with this educational program.
Sponsored by the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation
Boise Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization. The Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Support is provided by BAM members, contributions and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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