Photo courtesy of Yocum Institute for Arts Education.

Yocum Institute for Arts Education is hosting the 2021 Annual Senior High School Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit will open January 31, 2021 and will run until February 15, 2021.

Each year, the Yocum Institute for Arts Education welcomes aspiring young artists from Berks County to submit their work for a juried exhibit to be held at the Yocum Institute. This provides students with an opportunity to present their original works of art to the public in a professional gallery setting as well as compete for cash prizes and tuition to Institute classes.

The competition is open to all full-time Senior High school students that reside in or attend school in Berks County. The original work presented will feature oil, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic paint, sculpture, and 3D art.

Photo courtesy of Yocum Institute for Arts Education.

The exhibit will be judged by Amanda Lee Condict. Amanda Lee Condict is an illustrator and designer who has worked in graphic arts and publishing her whole life, first as a fashion illustrator for a department store, then as an art director of a monthly magazine and finally as the owner of a graphic design and illustration studio. She has illustrated for books, magazines and catalogs, created t-shirt and textile designs and done commissioned portraits.

She has been called upon to draw dresses and dental appliances, batteries and babies, fairies and fuel filters, policemen and parrots; just about anything you can imagine. Amanda is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department at Albright College; teaches drawing and painting at Yocum Institute; operates Vincent Van BYO, a painting party studio; and paints murals, mostly as community projects with area schools.

Photo courtesy of Yocum Institute for Arts Education.

The Senior High School Juried Art Exhibit Coggins Award will be presented to the overall best in show. In addition, senior high school students will be awarded with 1st – 3rd place awards and will have the chance to win the Deb and Fred Gurman Award (for the student who takes the most risk) and the Berks Art Alliance Award (merit award). Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at 2:45 PM on January 26, 2020.

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education Gallery is located at 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn PA 19609. Masks are required when visiting and please follow posted social distancing guidelines. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 9-8pm Friday 9-9pm.
Saturday 9-1pm. Sunday – Closed. Tickets are free to attend.

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