AOY Art Center continues it's role as a Pennsbury Partner and will host the fourth annual gallery show of adjudicated Pennsbury student work on two weekends in early 2020. As in past years, this showcase of up-and-coming talent will be juried by members of the AOY Art Center and prizes will be awarded. First prize is $500, with a second-place prize of $300, and $200 for third-place honors. Three $50 gift certificates from Jerry’s Artarama will also be awarded as Honorable Mentions. A wide variety of student work in many different media will be exhibited, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and digital photography. The works will be adjudicated and selected for the AOY exhibition during the Pennsbury High School.
You are cordially invited to an opening reception on Friday, January 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The AOY jurors this year were established artists, Donna Lynn Sheehan and Connie Dierks (see biographies included below). The award funds stem from two sources: a new donation made by an anonymous AOY member in honor of the outstanding Art program at Pennsbury High School in the hopes of inspiring these new artists and their families; and a donation made by AOY member, Fran Leyenberger, in memory of her husband, Chris.
Ruth Anne Schultz, Pennsbury’s K-12 Art Curriculum Coordinator, said, “On behalf of the Art Department, I’d like to say that this partnership with the AOY Art Center is a win-win for both the students of Pennsbury and the community. We appreciate all the extra effort that AOY is contributing to host this student show and we are excited this will provide more community exposure for the work of our students and their teachers.” The purpose of the AOY Art Center is to pursue art education for the community.
Our thanks to Anne Gannon. Fran Leyenberger and Renee Egan, Show Co-Chairs for coordinating this year’s show with Pennsbury High School Art Department. Donna Sheehan and Connie Dierks who served as Jurors and spent nearly three hours at PHS on Thursday January 9th to select the best of the best for the exhibition at AOY.
Volunteers are Needed: While the participating student artists serve as gallery hosts, we are in need of AOY members who can be adult monitors. You should have current child clearances. If you are interested, please let us know.