Arts Notes

2018 High School Art Exhibition

The Gail Keenan Art Center at Coast Episcopal School will hold a juried art exhibition for South Mississippi high school art students.

The exhibition will be held at the Gail Keenan Art Center, Jan. 26 through Feb. 22.

Students, teachers and families are invited to a free opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The exhibition is open to public, private, parochial and homeschooled high school students in ninth through 12th grades who live in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. Students have been nominated by a classroom teacher or adult representative, such as a homeschool parent or after school art instructor.

Works of art submitted will include two- and three-dimensional media including: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital media, mixed media artwork, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry arts, mixed media artwork.

Guest juror, Ann Dinwiddie Madden will select the following awards: First Place: $150; Second Place: $100; Third Place: $100; and Honorable Mention(s). In addition, guests at the Opening Reception will vote on the “People’s Choice Award.”

Ann Dinwiddie Madden’s photographs have been shown at The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, The Gail Keenan Art Center at Coast Episcopal School in Long Beac and at SlowExposures 2013 in Pike County, Georgia, where she was awarded Third Place for her piece “First Position.”

Madden represents herself at Smith & Lens in Bay St. Louis, a gallery she owns with Sandy Maggio. Born and raised in New Orleans, Ann has studied in Paris, Washington, D.C., and New York City. She now splits her time behind the camera between New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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