FAYETTE, Iowa (April 1, 2011) – The 28th annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show will be held on Friday, April 15, on the Upper Iowa University campus in Fayette. Activities, which include a juried exhibition and guest speaker, are sponsored by Upper Iowa University. The show is open only one day. Student activities and the hanging of the show begin at 8:15 a.m. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in the Edgar Fine Arts Building on the UIU campus.
Nearly 100 students from 12 area high schools are expected to participate, according to Elissa Cox, UIU assistant professor of art and coordinator of this year’s show. “We are looking forward to seeing some of the best work in many different media,” said Cox.
The following schools plan to send students to exhibit at the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show: Allamakee, Clayton Ridge, Decorah, Independence, MFL Mar Mac, New Hampton, North Fayette, Oelwein, Postville, South Winneshiek, Starmont, and Sumner-Fredericksburg.
The juror for the show is Karl Unnasch, an artist from Minnesota. Keynote speaker is Sean Ulmer, chief curator of collections and exhibitions, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
"I appreciate that Upper Iowa University has shown a positive commitment to helping high school art students from northeast Iowa recognize their fullest artistic potential through the Northeast Iowa Art Show which was started at North Fayette,” said Ken Balk, North Fayette High School art teacher and long-time organizer of this event. “I am very proud to have my art students participate because the UIU art faculty really cares about my students’ success."
“We are very excited to host this event and to promote fine arts education in Northeast Iowa”, added Cox. Parties interested in more information can contact Cox at 563-425-5850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keystone Area Education Agency is dedicated to providing the children of Northeast Iowa with the best possible educational opportunities. Through its partnerships with local schools, teachers, and parents, Keystone AEA provides services that put children first in Northeast Iowa.
Art Educators of Iowa is a non-profit organization unified with the National Art Education Association and affiliated with the Iowa Alliance for Art Education, whose purpose is to promote excellence in visual arts education in Iowa through advancement of knowledge and skills, professional development, service, and leadership.
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About Upper Iowa University
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