Students from Beloit’s four area high schools will be exhibiting artwork as part of the Beloit Art Center 13th Annual High Schools Art Exhibit, which will run through the month of April.
A First Friday Gallery Reception will be held on April 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Students, their parents, teachers, and administrators, as well as the public are encouraged to attend to see the collective talent of young artists in Beloit.
The participating schools are Beloit Turner, Beloit Memorial, Rock County Christian, and The Lincoln Academy. The exhibit highlights artwork in the mediums of drawing, painting, digital art, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, and stained glass.
Twelve pieces will be selected to represent Beloit at the Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA) Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP). Work chosen will be published and exhibited at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau this coming August.
The exhibit will open through the April 30 Downtown Beloit Wine Walk. Gallery hours are Monday from 10am - 2pm; Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. for more information about Beloit Art Center visit: www.beloitartcenter.com
Gallery views show a preview of the high school art exhibit which will be featured in the Main and Bell Galleries in April.
The Beloit Art Center saw a good crowd at their monthly First Friday Gallery Reception held on March 4 to announce of the results for their annual juried photo exhibit. Many of the people in the crowd were the photographers who had submitted entries to the show along with their families. Amateur photographers throughout the region submitted up to three images to be reviewed by a panel of three jurors. The results were kept top secret and then announced at the opening reception. Program Coordinator Jerry Sveum has been involved with the exhibit since the beginning. “The annual juried photography show is an opportunity for photographers to showcase their skills and ability,” said Sveum. “For members of the community and our patrons it’s a time to celebrate and enjoy the talent of local artists.” While most of the entries are from the southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois area, this year the contest drew participants from as far away as Kentucky.
Awards were given to the top ten artists and the top three entries received monetary awards. The first-place winner received $150 and was awarded to Kayla Lindquist for Breakfast at the Marsh. Second place went to Jeff McDonald for Antelope Canyon Study and third place was taken by John Messley for Pelican Creek Sunrise. The seven other award winners were James Meldrum, Jack Long, Ryan Varney, Paul Pinzarrone, Tom Jordan, Brad Schmitt, and Philip Schorsch. The exhibit will be hanging in the main gallery at the Beloit Art Center through March 24. Over twenty-five local photographers are featured in the exhibit.
More than 60 images will be on display during the month of March at the Beloit Art Center's 11th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. On Friday, March 4 an in-person First Friday Gallery Reception will be held from 5-7pm, with an awards ceremony beginning at 6pm. The first-place award winner will receive $150, second place $100 and third place $50. The exhibit will be up March 4 through March 24.
Amateur photographers throughout the region submitted up to three images to be reviewed by a group of three jurors. This year two new jurors joined the panel. Each juror individually reviewed the digital entries and scored each one. Then the three scores were tallied, which determined the images that were accepted into the exhibit. The final in-person critique with all jurors occurred after the images were delivered to the gallery. The results will be kept top secret until Friday night at 6pm.
Program Coordinator Jerry Sveum has been involved with the exhibit since the beginning. “The annual juried photography show is an opportunity for photographers to showcase their skills and ability,” said Sveum. “For members of the community and our patrons it’s a time to celebrate and enjoy the talent of local artists.” While most of the entries are from the southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois area, this year the contest drew participants from as far away as Kentucky.
The Bell Gallery will feature BAC collection artwork for sale. Inspired by spring, pops of color are a unifying theme in this exhibit. Artwork includes original oil and acrylic paintings, prints and hand-painted silk pieces. All Bell Gallery sales support future exhibits, classes and art camp at the Beloit Art Center.